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The importance of lived experience towards achieving passenger growth

The importance of lived experience towards achieving passenger growth

In addition to my role as Senior Bus Safety Development Manager at Transport for London (TfL), I am proud to be one of the founding Directors of the new Women in Bus and Coach initiative, with the remit of our strategic lead, I’m also the Chair of the London Region of Women in Bus and Coach. My role from the start in the initiative has been one of evidence-led, positive and strategic change. If we want to make the bus industry fit for the future, then we need to represent our customers better. Reflecting our customers is vital to grow ...
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Trailblazing Women in the Bus and Coach Sector

Trailblazing Women in the Bus and Coach Sector

The Women in Bus and Coach Initiative is thrilled to announce our upcoming event, “Trailblazing Women in the Bus and Coach Sector,” in celebration of International Women’s Day. Join us on the evening of Thursday 7th March as we honour the remarkable achievements of women in the bus and coach industry, both past and present, and shine a spotlight on the rising stars who are making waves in the sector. This event will feature inspiring presentations and panel discussions from speakers including Louise Cheeseman FCILT CIRO, Alex Jensen, Candice Mason, Lisa Dipnarine and Laura Hill to name but a few, as well as networking opportunities, providing attendees with valuable ...
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Women in Bus and Coach branded London Bus

Women in Bus and Coach branded London bus

Courtesy of our amazing friends and corporate members  RATP Dev Transport London and Global, the Women in Bus and Coach initiative was privileged to have a branded London bus for our parliamentary launch in November. Have you ever wondered how the Global team wrap a bus that is over 4 metres high and 11 metres in length? Then check out these fascinating time lapse videos:  
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Spotlighting Apprentices - National Apprenticeship Week

Celebrating Apprentices in the Bus and Coach Sector during National Apprenticeship Week

This National Apprenticeship Week we are proud to celebrate and showcase amazing apprentices working across the bus and coach sector. Today we celebrate Lara Goncalves Morais. Lara is currently a second year General Management Apprentice at Transport for London. Lara started this apprenticeship in September 2022, jumping straight from school and into the vast and insightful world of TfL. Lara told the Women in Bus and Coach team that it’s hard to explain how much I enjoy my apprenticeship with TfL, but to briefly put it, there hasn’t been a day where I have regretted my decision of doing this ...
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Why We All Need To Be An ‘Ally’ Paul Sainthouse

Paul Sainthouse – Why We All Need To Be An ‘Ally’ – It Really Does Matter

For many people the world can be a rewarding but equally challenging place, and with the pace of inbound stimulation, information, and data flow, sometimes confusing and bewildering. But worst of all it can be isolating and lonely. Humans are social creatures, and we are programmed to need friends and to have allies. And we all need to be our authentic selves if we are to be comfortable and confident in our professional and personal lives. Being authentic can be an antidote to some of the challenges that come from modern living, but being yourself should not result in compromise ...
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Photos from the Women in Bus and Coach Parliamentary Launch Event 19

Photos from the Women in Bus and Coach Parliamentary Launch Event

Take a look at some of the pictures from the Parliamentary launch event for the Women in Bus and Coach initiative that took place Monday 20th November. Photos credit Kyle Riley (Kyle Riley photography and Nick Turpin – Copyright TfL)
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lunch with leon

Lunch with Leon Podcast

Candice Mason, a key member of the Women in Bus and Coach national steering committee, and Director at Masons Minibus and Coach hire, recently spoke to Leon Daniels as part of his hugely popular Podcast series ‘Lunch with Leon’, which features interviews with leading figures in the transport industry.
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Women in Bus and Coach Parliamentary event

Parliamentary event celebrates the national launch of the new Women in Bus and Coach Initiative

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Road Passenger Transport Industry has welcomed the new 'Women in Bus and Coach' initiative to celebrate its formation at an event hosted at the House of Commons.
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Photos from the Women in Bus and Coach National Launch Event

Take a look at some of the images from the national launch event for Women in Bus and Coach, held in Birmingham on 08 November.
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