14 July 2011

Calling all Stakeholders

Its only announced via a short link on their excellent web site, but First have placed their First South West & Wales Stakeholder Newsletter on line for all the view. Its a shame they couldn't call it something a bit more imaginative - Stakeholder is just such a business buzz word that doesn't really mean much to anyone. What's wrong with passenger or even customer? Anyway, that minor gripe aside...
FSW News
There have been rumours of a new livery for First for ages so its nice to see the comment "I expect us to launch a new livery and brand name in the next 6 - 12 months". The group seem to be heading towards the return of local identities but it remains to be seen how radical they are. Will we be seeing a small local fleet name stuck on the side of an otherwise national livery, or will we get something more interesting.
The full newsletter is available HERE as a PDF on their web site.

Elsewhere on the net

  • fbb goes to School ... ... but only as far as the School Gates. Public Transport Experience
  • It seems sad seeing Jack Cohen's Joke Shop lying empty at the bottom of Frankfort Gate. Plymouth Local History Blog
  • It would seem that strategic moves by others now mean Yellow Buses has now given up any hopes of westward contract expansion, in and around Dorchester. And Shamrock is no longer with us but mercifully all its work was covered. What is emerging is a string of tactical moves that would not be out of place in the early days of motor omnibus expansion of the 1920s. Dorset Bus Blog


  1. I've not read anything other than the clip on your post and not the entire First document and while agreeing about the term "stakeholder", with comments about the appointment of Giles Fearnley, perhaps this is aimed as much at local authorities and councillors who might consider themselves stakeholders.

    More on First's potential livery/brand here

  2. Copies of the newsletter have also been issued to staff, so 'stakeholder' really is all encompassing.


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