going the extra mile

charity & community projects across trentbarton land

At trentbarton, we value our social impact equally to our commercial success. We are a local company. We employ local people. And we’re proud of our local management team, many of whom started off on the road.

Our customers and our team are at the heart of everything we do. Therefore, whatever is close to your heart, is also close to ours.

This passion and dedication to exceed what is expected is driven from our local teams, and is a reflection of our values that we share with you, our customers, and our desire to implement positive change in the communities we serve where we can. Our customers call us the really good bus company. We try to live up to that every day, and go the extra mile.

 When you wish upon a Star

Every two years, we ask our customers and our team to nominate charities to become our official partner charity. Once we have the nominations in, our teams get voting.

For 2016 & 2017 When you wish upon a Star were the runaway winners. Over the two year period, our local teams organised various fundraising events to help raise money and awareness for this fantastic children’s charity and raising a whopping total of £24,768.

Nicola Brien, of When you wish upon a Star said: "When You Wish Upon a Star would like to say a huge, great big, massive thank you to the staff at trentbarton who have raised over £20,000 for our cause. It’s been such a pleasure to work with you, we are thrilled and can’t thank you enough for your incredible efforts throughout our partnership helping us to continue making wishes come true".

(l-r) Nottingham's boxing event, Skegness cycle ride, Derby's Big Day Out & the 3 peaks challenge.


 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. In 2016 & 2017 the grand total raised was £2,400.

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.

in the community

 It’s not just charities that benefit. Our customers and our team regularly ask trentbarton to support community organisations and events that are important to them.

In 2016 & 2017 we have donated over £2000 to help clubs, schools and societies to continue to provide vital activities and events in the communities we serve.

(l-r:) Ilkeston Outlaws Basketball team, Larklands Infant School visit, Bingham Rugby Club and travel safe school visit scheme.

Royal British Legion's poppy appeal

 For nearly 10 years, our buses have proudly worn their poppies to raise awareness for the annual Poppy Appeal. The Royal British Legion does a lot of fantastic work, supporting and remembering those that served.

A lot of our customers and team members are ex-serviceman and women and this is a really good way to contribute to the ongoing work.

a special thanks

 A huge special thanks to every member of our team and our customers who contributed towards our fundraising efforts, or just gave up some of their time.

charity champions

 Every year members of our local teams volunteer to help organise and co-ordinate charity events. Without their ideas, enthusiasm, dedication and time, none of this would be possible. A really special thank you to…

Allan Gilmour, Chloe Morley, Christian Allen-Clay,  Darryl Peck, Emma Sharpe, George Lowe, Joanne Peacock, Leighton Grimes, Phil Collison & Sarah Simpkin.