A NEW assistant operations manager has joined the management team at the Salisbury Reds bus firm.

Damian Robson, right, who has more than 15 years experience, has been appointed to support operations manager Andrew Sherrington.

Mr Robson, from Bournemouth, started his career as a trainee bus driver in 1999 and in 2011 he joined Salisbury Reds’ Eastleigh-based sister company Bluestar as a senior controller.

He then covered management roles for morebus and Damory, both of which are within the Go South Coast Group along with Salisbury Reds.

Andrew Wickham, managing director of Go South Coast Group, said: “The future of regional bus networks depends on the dedication of regional managers who can efficiently plan and oversee the quality of the services that are offered.

“I’m delighted that Damian is part of our Salisbury Reds team.”