Management team with 500 years of experience now driving the Cornish bus network
A remarkably experienced team with more than 500 years of knowledge between them has been assembled to steer the new Go Cornwall Bus services.
The management team of Go Cornwall Bus is responsible for delivering services across Cornwall, running buses the length and breadth of the county.
This year Cornwall Council awarded an eight-year contract to Go Cornwall Bus, to operate the local bus network across the county including many community routes that would otherwise not be commercially viable.
That equates to nearly half of all bus journeys made in Cornwall – a huge undertaking.
Such an epic task needs a team to match and a network of highly experienced managers are now in post across the county with a main base in Truro.
Go Cornwall Bus is part of Go South West – which includes Plymouth Citybus and is part of the wider Go Ahead Group, meaning Cornish buses now have unprecedented support and experience from even further afield.
Managing Director Richard Stevens said: “I’m delighted to introduce the team that will be responsible for making sure you enjoy the best possible bus journeys in Cornwall.
“Buses are such an important part of the fabric of life in Cornwall. I myself once worked as a bus driver in this beautiful county many years ago and I know first hand how vital they are.
“So, in order to provide the best service possible we need a highly experienced team to deliver it. That’s why we’ve placed such great importance on creating your local management team based in Truro bursting with knowledge and people you can trust with your buses.
“We calculated that between them they have a remarkable 509 years of experience in operating buses!”
The Go Cornwall management team are:
General Manager – Darren Hewlett
Operations Manager – Mel Williams
Service Delivery Coordinator – Caroline Spurr
Network Control Manager – Michael Gomes/ Sheldon O’Moore
Service Delivery Manager Newquay – Laurence Mayhew
Service Delivery Inspector Newquay – Kevin Foster/Thomas Bradshaw
Service Delivery Inspector Scorrier – Simon Hooper/Craig Shipley
Inspector in Charge Helston – Daniel Glass/ Bobby Robinson
Service Delivery Manager Liskeard – Andy Stevens
Service Delivery Inspector – Liskeard – Dave Clemens/Steve Hart
Inspector in Charge – Bodmin – James Grose
Relief Inspector in Charge Bodmin – Robbie Aitken
Inspector in Charge – Launceston and Bude – Louise Stephens
Service Quality Manager – Paul Pollard/ Chris Mitchell
Customer Experience Manager – James Church
The team place a great amount of importance of the wellbeing of their people, so you can be confident your drivers, engineers and all the teams associated with Go Cornwall Bus are being given the best possible support.
Plymouth Citybus was last year awarded Investors in People Platinum Accreditation – a rare accolade only handed to organisers who treat their teams with the very highest standards. Those same values are very much embedded in the new management team and across Go Cornwall Bus and Go South West.
If you would like to contact a member of the management team, you can do so via the Contact pages.