A TRANSPORT specialist has been given a new role at his local bus company.
Reading born and bred Clive Tombs has been appointed as Reading Buses’ new commecial manager. With 19 years’ experience, the 43-year-old is heading up a team of five.
He said: “I am keen to apply my skills to bolster the very capable, experienced and knowledgeable team at Reading Buses.
“I shall be helping to keep under regular review the operation, utilisation and benefits of the range of services which comprise our network serving Reading and the wider travel area.
“I am also trying to ensure synergies with wider operations in West Berkshire area, and with our colleagues at Courtney Buses in serving Bracknell, Wokingham, Windsor, Maidenhead and Slough.
“I’ll also be helping to pursue opportunities for expansion and development across the travel area which our wider group covers, and to expand our offer still further.
“There is the desire to expand and grow wherever possible, set against some real challenges – including traffic congestion and roadworks disruption.”
And he felt that his local knowledge will serve him in good stead in his new role.
He said: “It is very satisfying to have been in various roles to help try and improve local transport and contribute to making the sustainable transport offer even better over time.”
For the last eight years he has worked for West Berkshire Council in their transport services team.
Robert Williams, Reading Buses’ chief executive officer, added: “I am delighted that Clive is joining us. With our expanding network and growing customer base we needed somebody to help co-ordinate, plan and deliver our future strategy, and Clive was the perfect fit.”