"Safety and insurance are becoming inextricably linked, against a backdrop of increasingly punitive legislation and the need for major cost savings”, says Ian McCarron, a Director of Gauntlet Group - an insurer and risk manager with over 20 years’ experience in the coach and bus sector.

The industry’s hot topics - including the Bus Services Bill, Brexit and devolution - will feature in Euro Bus Expo’s 2016 Master Class Theatre programme. Taking place at the NEC Birmingham on 1-3 November, the show’s speakers include Mark Fowles, MD, Nottingham City Transport; Jeff Counsell, MD, trentbarton; and Martijn Gilbert, CEO, Reading Buses.