Tuesday, 23 December 2014


Hornby points towards Blazefield

Alex Hornby has been appointed managing director of Blazefield Bus Group with effect from 2nd February 2015. Hornby moves from Trent Barton, while Blazefield’s Martin Gilbert transfers to the position of executive chairman.

“We are delighted that Alex will be joining Transdev, bringing with him his fantastic track record of success,” says Nigel Stevens CEO of parent company Transdev UK and Ireland. “Alex will bring to Transdev his past experience developing Trent Barton into a benchmark business within the UK bus industry and, prior to that, his operational experience with some of the leading UK bus operators. We are confident that Alex's combination of experience, passion and creativity are exceptionally well matched to the ambition that Transdev has for Blazefield and that he is the ideal appointment to take the business on the next stage of its evolution.”

Hornby joined Trent Barton in 2010 as commercial director having started out as a graduate trainee with Stagecoach and then worked at Go-Ahead’s Blue Line business.
Gilbert’s role will see him overseeing business development of the Blazefield business and on other projects for Transdev, in both the UK and internationally.

Back in 2011 Alex kindly agreed to an interview for Focus Transport. That interview can be viewed by clicking here