Newport Transport MD Scott Pearson wins top Welsh transport award

Newport Transport MD Scott Pearson has won the 2014 Welsh Transport Professional of the Year award, at a ceremony held last Friday (9 May) at Cardiff City Hall. .

In recognising Scott’s achievements, the citation acknowledged his work to introduce a student smartcard, to improve the fleet’s age profile, and the involvement of passengers and staff in proposed service alterations.

In just a decade, Scott worked his way up from a trainee bus driver’s position with Stagecoach in Scotland to become Managing Director at Newport Transport.

Also recognised in the awards was Simon Finnie, Head of Operations at Arriva Buses Wales’ Bangor depot. Simon has been heavily involved with the introduction of two premium brands by Arriva in north Wales.