You may have noticed the special inscriptions which appear on many of our buses. namesake is a charity appeal started by a dear friend of the company, Heather Ward, back in 1991. Since it started over £100,000 has been raised for Derby's breast cancer unit, and now Heather has taken a back seat trentbarton is proudly continuing namesake


how it works

By pledging £100 or more to the appeal, sponsors can nominate the dedication which they would like to appear on the namesake inscription. This could be your own name, a friend’s name, a member of your family or even a business, community service or a local legend. This inscription will then be seen by hundreds of thousands of customers over the following 12 months.

where does the money go?

Every penny of the £100 pledge goes directly to trentbarton's charity of the year, which for 2017 is When you wish upon a Star - a fantastic children's charity.

Each applicant will recieve their very own copy of the namesake plaque to keep. We may also do a special presentation, where we'll bring the bus to a special location to be offically named.

how to apply

To apply for namesake - please email us at with some details about why you would like to name a bus or call us on 01773 536 355.