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First appoints two Stagecoach leaders to high profile roles in Manchester and Glasgow

First appoints two Stagecoach leaders to high profile roles in Manchester and Glasgow Phil Medlicott.

Two former Stagecoach MDs have been snapped up by First Bus which announced the appointment of Phil Medlicott and Andrew Jarvis as the new managing directors in Greater Manchester and Glasgow respectively.

Medlicott will join the First Manchester business on 1 January 2017, having resigned from Stagecoach North East in June this year, taking over from current First Manchester Managing Director, Teresa Broxton, who has been promoted to Director of Business Change within the division.

Jarvis was Managing Director of Stagecoach’s East Scotland operations and will join First in  April 2017 as managing director of Glasgow and Scotland. The MDs at First Bus’ other Scottish businesses, Aberdeen and Scotland East, will report to Jarvis.

Having been a key player in fighting against Nexus’ plans for a quality contract in the north east, Medlicott will be thrown into the political arena once again in Manchester which appears to be on an unstoppable course towards bus franchising.

“I'm delighted to be joining First Manchester at a time when there's so much opportunity to develop the business through working in partnership,” says Medlicott. “I look forward to getting to know the team and building relationships with local stakeholders, to ensure we work together to improve services for Manchester's many bus users.”

Both Medlicott and Jarvis will report to Dave Alexander, divisional director for First Bus. “I’m delighted to welcome both Phil and Andrew to First Bus, both of whom have delivered successfully in their roles to date and bring with them a wealth of experience and a passion and flair for customer service and stakeholder engagement,” says Alexander.

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