Stagecoach take a new direction to convincing public that bus is best

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BUS COMPANY STAGECOACH has revealed more changes – but this time not to their timetables but to their leadership in Moray and throughout the North.

Daniel Laird has been recruited as Commercial Manager for the operator in its North Scotland services, which provide for around 17.5million passenger journeys each year.

Mr Laird joins 870 staff across 14 depots in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, the Highlands and Orkney, travelling over 22.8million miles every year.

Daniel has been in the transport industry since 2008 when he started at First Glasgow as a part-time driver while studying at university. After completing his studies, he joined the graduate scheme with First Group before taking the position of Commercial Manager at First Aberdeen in 2014.

Mark Whitelocks, Managing Director for Stagecoach North Scotland, said: “I am delighted to welcome Daniel to our team. Daniel will be a fantastic asset to us as we look to develop and evolve our services to help ensure they provide a real and practicable alternative to help encourage people choose to travel by bus.

“With Daniel’s support I look forward to building on existing and creating new relationships with customers as well as our communities, other stakeholders and businesses across the region.”

Daniel Laird added: “I am excited to work towards improving bus services for our customers. Developing services in the towns and cities we serve is vital if we are to overcome the challenges of acute congestion, air quality issues and prosperity in these communities.

“I will also have a focus on helping the business adopt new technologies to improve the experience of travelling by bus.”