Stagecoach

Stagecoach announces appointment of new managing director for Cumbria and North Lancashire

09 Jul 2015

  • Current Managing Director Nigel Winter to become Managing Director of Stagecoach South Wales business 
  • Promotion for Stagecoach North East Operations Director Matthew Cranwell

Bus operator Stagecoach announced today (9 July 2015) that it has appointed a new Managing Director of its Cumbria and North Lancashire bus operations.

Current Stagecoach North East Operations Director Matthew Cranwell will take on the role of Managing Director, Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire from 1 September 2015. Stagecoach previously confirmed that current Cumbria and North Lancashire Managing Director Nigel Winter will become Managing Director, Stagecoach South Wales on the same date.

Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire has around 750 employees, a fleet of more than 300 buses and carries more than 25million passengers a year. The company’s buses cover around 13 million miles each year.

Matthew Cranwell, 34, began his career in Stagecoach South through the company's graduate training programme in 2004. He progressed to Assistant Manager Walkergate Depot in 2005 and was appointed Operations Manager Stockport in 2006. Matthew was appointed Operations Manager Oxford in 2008 and joined Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire in 2012 as Operations Director. He then moved to Stagecoach North East in 2013 where he took up a similar post.

Robert Montgomery, Stagecoach UK Bus Managing Director, said: “I would like to congratulate Matt on his promotion. His appointment is another example of the strength of our graduate development programme in helping to develop successful young managers.

“Matt’s experience with Stagecoach over the past 11 years will stand him in good stead to take on the opportunities and challenges of his new role and I have no doubt that he will continue the good work done by Nigel in Cumbria North Lancashire to deliver even better bus services for customers in the area.”

Matthew Cranwell said: "I am delighted to be taking on this role and I look forward to working with the Stagecoach team in Cumbria and North Lancashire to continue delivering high-quality, affordable bus travel, strong partnership working and excellent customer service for the millions of people that rely on our services every day.”

Stagecoach announced in May that current Cumbria and North Lancashire Managing Director Nigel Winter will become Managing Director, Stagecoach South Wales in September following the retirement of Stagecoach South Wales Managing Director John Gould.

Nigel Winter has been Managing Director of Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire since 2011. He previously spent five years as Operations Director, Stagecoach North East.

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