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Stagecoach appoints new Commercial Director for North Scotland

18 Dec 2017

Bus operator Stagecoach announced today that it has appointed Daniel Laird as Commercial Director for its business in North Scotland.

Stagecoach North Scotland delivers 17.5million passenger journeys a year on a fleet of more than 370 vehicles. The company employs around 870 staff across 14 depots in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, the Highlands and Orkney, operating 22.8million miles every year. 

Daniel has been in the transport industry since 2008 when he started at First Glasgow as a part-time driver while studying at university. After completing his studies, Daniel joined the graduate scheme with First Group before taking the position of Commercial Manager at First Aberdeen in 2014. 

Mark Whitelocks, Managing Director for Stagecoach North Scotland said: “I am delighted to welcome Daniel to our team. Daniel will be a fantastic asset to us as we look to develop and evolve our services to help ensure they provide a real and practicable alternative to help encourage people choose to travel by bus.  With Daniel’s support I look forward to building on existing and creating new relationships with customers as well as our communities, other stakeholders and businesses across the region."

Daniel Laird, Commercial Director for Stagecoach North Scotland said: “I am excited to work towards improving bus services for our customers. Developing services in the towns and cities we serve is vital if we are to overcome the challenges of acute congestion, air quality issues and prosperity in these communities. I will also have a focus on helping the business adopt new technologies to improve the experience of travelling by bus."


Daniel Laird Commercial Director