TV fame for East Yorkshire Motor Services


There’s been a five-fold increase in interest in working for East Yorkshire Motor Services (EYMS) since the start of the eight-part TV series that features the Hull-based operator.

Screened on Channel 5, On the Yorkshire Buses has given an insight into the working of the company, while making stars of a number of its employees, including driver and former bank-employee Rod Hebden.

With each episode viewed by 1.2m people, Chairman and Chief Executive Peter Shipp [pictured] says the exposure has generated job applications.

He says: “On the Yorkshire Buses gives viewers a good idea of what it is like working for our company. Most of our staff love coming to work every day.

“I am very proud of all my staff.”

Mr Shipp says working for EYMS is enjoyable, even if it is stressful keeping to tight schedules.

In an interview with the Hull Daily Mail he said: “I keep telling people that if I worked for a different company I’d have retired a good while ago. EYMS is a really nice company to work for.

“I would hope people would want to come and see the stars of the show.”

Mr Shipp said staff are already poking fun at each other’s newfound fame.

“There’s a few nicknames being thrown about,” he says. “Some of our drivers now have catchphrases, thanks to what they’ve said on the show.”

It is hoped passenger numbers will also spike on the back of show.