After 5 years driving at Alfreton and Sutton, Glen Pearson left in 2000 for a new job at Southern Electric. But as is so often the case, buses had got into his blood, so very soon Glen was back - and before long he was promoted to Brand Manager, responsible for the routes he had first come to know as a driver.
Glen's first promotion came soon after - to Team Leader on the up and coming calverton connection. He became Lead Driver at Hucknall before being appointed Brand Manager for rainbow 3 and the Hucknall connect. Still Ashfield-based, Glen's portfolio recently majored on the nines, which have gone from strength to strength since their relaunch with new buses last year.
"The nines was a huge patch to cover ", says Glen, "From Mansfield and Sutton right through to Alfreton, Ripley and Derby. But it is a very close team and I'm proud of them all - the nines is one of the fastest growing brands at trent barton - thanks in no small part to top quality service and the extra fast bus through to Derby, which has been popular from day 1".
Glen's main focus now is promoting events, gaining sponsorship opportunities and encouraging our brand teams to actively take part in carnivals and community events
Glen values every minute he can get with his wife Samantha and children Katie, Jamie (14 and 11) and newcomer to the family Sophie who is just 2. Family holidays are usually spent caravanning and camping in France.
Not normally a theatre-goer, Glen is bowing to pressure from Katie to take her to see 'Scouting for Girls' at the Royal Concert Hall - now there's a dedicated Dad!