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Bus Employees Friendly Society

A non-profit making society run by bus people for the benefit of bus people




Committee of Management

The Society is controlled by a Committee of Management who are reponsible for ensuring that the Society is operated in accordance with friendly society law and governance. Members of the Committee are elected to office by the Society's members

Members of the Committee
Chairman B Quinn
Vice-Chairman P C Burchell
Trustees T T Cresswell
Secretary & Chief
Executive
R I Hodgetts
Member Relations Director G Turner
Non Executive Committee Members

A Davey
Brian O'Kane
R Frier

Committee Members I Cocksedge
C J Sullivan

 

Brian Quinn

Brian is the Chairman of the Committee of Management. He has been in the bus industry since 1968 and a member of the Society for 35 years. Brian was a bus inspector for 12 years until 2007 and is currently a driver for Metrobus at Crawley.

Peter Burchell
Peter is the Vice-Chairman of the Committee of Management. He has been in the bus industry since 1966, starting with London Transport Green Line Services and then London County Arriva Southern Counties following amalgamation, where he was a senior driving instructor for 27 years. He is currently part-time office co-ordinator at Countryliner Coaches, Guildford. Peter has been a member of the Society since 1966, with the last 10 years as Vice-Chairman.
Tom Cresswell
Tom is a Trustee of the Society. He was a member of the Society for 36 years until his retirement. He had been an employee at Reigate Bus Garage and Merstham Garage for London and Country and at South Godstone and Croydon Garages for Metro Bus. For many years Tom was a Society representative for the garages before becoming Honorary Treasurer.
Bob Hodgetts
Bob is the Chief Executive and Secretary and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Society. He has been a member of the Society since 1999.
Graham Turner
Graham is Member Relations Director of the Society. He was previously Chairman, Vice-Chairman and a Trustee of the Society and has been a member since 1958.

Alan Davey
Alan was elected to the Committee of Management at the 2009 AGM as a professional non-executive director. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge from his 46 years of working in the friendly society industry. Latterly, Alan was Chief Executive of the Transport Friendly Society.

Roger Frier
Roger Frier was elected to the Committee of Management as a Non Executive Director in 2010. He brings to the Committee valuable experience from the charitable and transport sectors. In the past he held various senior positions including Director & CEO at Kingston Unity Friendly Society and CEO at Railway Enginemens Assurance Society Ltd. He currently Chairs the With Profits Committee at Healthy Investment and is also Non Executive Director at Railway Assurance.
Ian Cocksedge
Ian Cocksedge has experience of the bus industry spanning thirty eight years. He started work with LCBS in Hatfield and since then has worked for LRT, Sovereign and is currently employed by Arriva Ware. He also served on the Management Committee of the Bus Employees Friendly Society in the 1980s and the Society were delighted when he agreed to serve on the Committee once more in 2012.
Chris Sullivan
Chris joined the Society in 1994 and is a member of the Committee of Management. He has worked in the bus industry since 1969, including periods with London Transport, London Country and the private coach sector. Chris is President of the Transport Benevolent Fund, a member of the TfL Pensions Consultative Council and Pensioners Forum and a Trustee of the Institute of Transport Administration he is currently a Senior Manager at Southern Vectis where he has worked since 2000.

 








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Mr B - Medical Retirement Private Member

Mr B retired for medical reasons at age 64 after 42 years of membership. He received a lump sum payment from the Provident Fund of £800.20 in return for total contributions paid of £318.28 He had also claimed £488.10 in sickness benefits during his membership, having paid in contributions of £980.89 to the Sick Fund,receiving £246.40 refund

Total pay out of £1046.60




Mr W Northfleet

Mr W retired at 65 after 30 0years of membership of the Society. He received a lump sum payment from the Provident Fund of £765.00 in return for total contributions paid of £312.80 In addition, as a result of his good sickness record (he had claimed just £40.00 in sickness benefits during his membership), he received a partial refund of his contributions to the Sick Fund amounting to £437.65

A total payout of £1,202.65




Mr S- Medical Retirement

Although Mr S has only been a member of the Society for 8years, he has unfortunately suffered with ill health on a regular basis, and received a total of £735.50 from the Sick Fund in return for total contributions of £302.40 On being medically retired he also received a payment of £215.00 from the Provident Fund having paid £77.60 in contrbutions



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Bus Employees Friendly Society
Suite 2, Alma House
Alma Road, Reigate. RH2 0AX
01737 226060

www.busemployees.co.uk