Album has Associate Members from the following organisations.
Chartwell Bus Sales Ltd
Contact: David Hyde on [email protected] or 01908 560669
EFD Corporate is a family owned business based in Milton Keynes.
Established in 2008, the business is focused on supplying Corporate wear, workwear and PPE to the UK Bus and Coach sector.
The team at EFD prides itself on the level of service we provide to all our customers, and with over 35 years of experience of the corporate wear industry. We are always able to provide an option / solution for any uniform requirement. With in-house garment decoration capabilities, we are also able to provide a fast and efficient service.
EFD Corporate’s has invested a great deal of time and money on a bespoke on-line ordering portal.
The on-line ordering portal is for all our transport clients. This bespoke on-line portal allows EFD Corporates customers to choose how to manage their annual spend at 3 levels ;
- Company level
- Depot Level
- Individual Level.
The process allows either each depot or individual to have a pre-set spend allocation which is automatically reset every 12 months. The staff can see images of all their garments and all the available sizes on-line, and order the uniform they require throughout the year. This not only removes the large bulk uniform re-issue deliveries, and all the time and effort this entails. It also smooths out and manages the companies spend on uniform throughout the 12 months.
The on-line ordering portal is being used by London United, Centrebus, High Peak, Arriva, The Impact Group and Greenline. With currently over 2,500 staff on the data base this is definitely a tried and tested system.
EFD Corporate’s current customers include Stantons Of Stoke, Britannia Coaches, Redwing Coaches, Centrebus, High Peak, Shearings Holidays, Impact, Whippet, Greenline, London United, Tower Transit, Arriva and Abellio.
Inspiring Solutions Group
MCV Bus & Coach Ltd
Contact: Ashraf Fawzi, Managing Director
MCV Bus and Coach Limited was founded in the UK in 2002 with the support of its Parent Company. Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles based in Cairo, Egypt. Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles (MCV) was established in 1994 and globally supplies vehicles to markets including Asia Pacific, Australia, South Africa, Latin America and Europe
Established in the UK for 15 years MCV Bus and Coach have produced single deck bus bodies on MAN and Dennis chassis, including Transport for London buses and buses for airport car park shuttle operation. These were followed by single deck bodies mounted to VDL chassis and in 2010 the first full size 12m single deck on Mercedes chassis.
MCV now builds solely on Volvo chassis with the B8LE single deck chassis with a 12m full size body and has, since 2010, when the first Double Deck bus was produced supplied provincial, low bridge and open top diesel buses now on the B5TL chassis throughout the UK and supplied hybrid double deck buses for Transport for London operation on the B5LH chassis.
MCV has an established relationship with Peter Shipp, CEO of East Yorkshire Motors Services (EYMS) and ALBUM Executive Committee member, who currently operates ten MCV single deck buses on B7LE and B8LE chassis and nineteen eVoSeti low bridge double deck buses on B5TL chassis. MCV also has ongoing relationship with Metroline, Go Ahead Group and Tower Transit, who, by the end of 2018 will have over 250 MCV eVoSeti hybrid buses operating in London.
In charge of MCV in the UK and Europe is Ashraf Fawzi, who joined Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles (MCV) in 2002. Ashraf has an Electrical Engineering background and is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and has overseen many public transport projects in the Middle East and Levant. Ashraf relocated to MCV Bus and Coach Limited in the UK in 2010 moving from MCV’s office in Dubai.
Omnibus Passenger Transport Solutions
Contact: Adam Stephenson
Omnibus is the UK’s leading supplier of passenger transport software. We are proud of our long-standing commitment to the bus industry, providing software to more than 70% of UK operators.
Based in Hollinwood, Oldham, Omnibus has over thirty years’ experience in providing public transport operators and local authorities with systems that meet their needs. We developed the original computer aided scheduling system which, with continuous innovative development since 1989, has set the standard for quality and ease of use.
Our software products are designed to timetable, schedule, staff, record, manage and publicise services around the world and we supply some of the smallest and largest transport operators.
We continually improve our products, consulting with our customers, responding to and anticipating the changes in the passenger transport industry. All of our desktop products that are suitable for the cloud environment are being redeveloped and enhanced – we are also currently adding ‘internal intelligence’ to our scheduling products to provide users with the option to automate more of the process if they choose, and also to guide them to better and more robust solutions.
Our team of 36 includes experienced transport professionals and IT experts and has the knowledge and experience to react positively to the needs and wishes of our users. Quick and friendly advice is always available to help our customers achieve the best solution.
Passenger Technology Group Ltd
Contact: Tom Quay, Director
Passenger creates mobile, web and voice apps that simplify the public transport experience for every customer, while providing real-time journey insight for operators.
At Passenger we work with operators to deliver high-quality digital technology to their customers. This includes resilient apps for customers and real-time analysis for operators. Our technology supports a combined fleet of over 3000 buses, with ticket sales through Passenger in the tens of millions and continually growing. With an average review score of 4.6 across all of our app store products, Passenger presents a dramatic improvement on the industry average and is well-liked by the communities it serves.
Passenger combines a number of systems into one solution at a pivotal time for public transport – one where new solutions are required to tackle the disruption occurring across the industry. These systems include, but are not limited to: mobile ticketing, real-time departure and route information, journey planning, disruptions management and data management; all rolled into one publishing platform for operators. For their customers, Passenger provides the single integrated touchpoint that the customer experience badly needs today.
In leveraging consumer devices such as smartphones, smartwatches and voice assistants, we are driving a transformational change in the communication of real-time information from vehicle to customer, assisted by innovative app-based telemetry. From the data generated we learn about trends in behaviour, which in turn enables operators to better understand their customers and make strides towards a significant reduction of investment in hardware infrastructure.
Passenger is already working alongside forward-thinking operators and local bodies to help plan the future of transport and how it could work. We’re invested in designing systems that scale, delivering initiatives like Bus Stop Checker that are designed to improve the data used by the industry and working to deliver mobility-as-a-service (MasS) solutions – all in preparation for the paradigm shift that’s set to come.
Traveline Information Ltd
Willis Tower Transit
WTW is a global multinational risk management, insurance broking and advisory company. The UK Land Transportation Practice specialise in providing insurance broking and risk advisory services to businesses involved in the carriage of passengers or goods by road and rail and amongst our existing client base, include many of the UK’s most prominent bus operators. Based in the City of London, the Land Transportation Practice has its own portfolio of clients and also serves as a centre of excellence to provide support to the network of WTW Regional Offices on all passenger transport related issues.
The insurance market for bus and coach operators is challenging and utilising our experience, expertise and market presence WTW are able to provide operators with solutions for the placement of their insurance programmes and effective loss management support. With our in-house risk management team comprising experienced individuals from within the passenger transport industry, we provide advice and support not only in respect of the operation and driving of vehicles and Health and Safety but also bespoke Property Damage/Business Interruption assessments ranging from alternative forms of vehicle propulsion and the insurance exposures these bring as well as depot vehicle parking assessments which, following recent depot fires is attracting the attention of insurers.
With a family background in the bus industry, Mark has worked in the insurance industry for 37 years providing expertise and advice to the transportation sector and understands the importance of providing focussed advice and support to bus and coach operators