Thursday, 31 October 2013

Happy birthday!

Alas, my technical difficulties continue. I still refuse to use the iOS apps as they're not practical, I've lost numerous drafts and wasted loads of time trying to get it to work, but it suspect it might be me that's the problem, rather than the software. 

I will, however, make an exception for today. For today marks the 100th birthday of the Trent Motor Traction Comoany, known today as Trent Barton (or perhaps trentbarton). There's been a day of celebration across Trent Barton land today, with vintage buses running on the original two routes, i4 and Swift. Many customers also found envelopes containing £100 as they traveled. 

Trent Barton are a very different company now to what they were 100 years ago. What has t changed is that they're still independent, owned by a group of local families. Unlike many of other companies, they have not succumbed to the larger groups and they maintain a local, and in many ways personal focus. 

They pride themselves on being the really good bus company, which is a particularly bold statement. It is, however, one that the majority agree with, according to a poll. They put customers (not passengers) at the forefront of what they do, and the result is a product which is one of the best in the country. 

So, here's to another 100 years. I hope the company has a positive future, one where customers are the priority and one where quality is at the heart of what is delivered. Who knew what the founders envisenged for what the company would be like 100 years down the line, but I don't doubt that they'd be happy with what there is. 

Happy birthday Trent!

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