Ian Morgan

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"Ian Morgan is Deputy Chairman of the Wellglade Group, an independent group of six local bus operators and a cleaning business. The largest and most widely known subsidiary is trentbarton.

"With a fleet in excess of 480 buses and 1,500 employees, Wellglade is the largest independent bus operator in the UK and has been owned entirely by its managers and employees since 1986. Wellglade is also part of the Tramlink Nottingham consortium which runs Nottingham’s tram system.

"Ian has been in the bus business for 40+ years and was Chairman of the bus industry’s trade association, the Confederation of Passenger Transport for nine years.

"Locally he has served on the Boards of East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) and of D2N2, the Local Enterprise Partnership and he is also a member of the University of Derby’s Invest to Grow panel. He is a volunteer for Enterprise for Education (e4e) which links employers with schools to help students prepare for the world of work. In 2016 he was elected Chairman of Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

"Ian was awarded the OBE in 2015 for services to the bus industry and the business community in the East Midlands.

"He is married to Sylvia and they have two sons and three grandchildren. Their second son has followed him into the bus industry. In his spare time, Ian follows the England cricket team around the world, is a season ticket holder at Derby County FC, and enjoys wine tasting, travelling and playing an occasional round of golf." [1]

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  1. East Midlands Chamber Board, organizational web page, accessed May 1, 2022.