Site visits are an important part of the Board’s engagement with colleagues across the
business and the Board has a rolling programme of visits to Go-Ahead’s operating companies.
In February 2019, Andrew Allner, Katherine Innes Ker and Adrian Ewer visited Go-Ahead London’s Waterloo and Camberwell Garages.
John Trayner, Go-Ahead London’s Managing Director, met the Board at Victoria Station. From there, they travelled by electric bus to Waterloo Garage, where they were welcomed by other senior management and the local team. The Board were updated
on the recent conversion works, garage performance, lessons learned and application elsewhere in the business. This was followed by a tour of the depot, providing the Board with the opportunity to speak with colleagues at all levels in the business.
The Board then travelled to Camberwell Garage, where they were given a tour of the training school facility and were able to review recent building works. The training school management provided an update on year one of Go-Ahead London’s driver
apprenticeship scheme. The visit concluded with a tour of Camberwell Garage itself before returning to Waterloo by electric bus.
The Board found the visit very informative. By spending time with management, customer-facing and operational colleagues, they were able to hear first hand about the work and initiatives underway and gain valuable insight into how Go-Ahead’s vision
and culture were being demonstrated in a day-to-day setting.
“It is so important for the Board to meet our colleagues who are at the heart of our Group and see all of the good work that is going on in our local operations. The advancement of our electric buses provides an excellent example of how we as an organisation can reduce our environmental impact and improve air quality. The valuable insight gleaned from these visits is taken back to the Boardroom where it helps us with our consideration of other environmental initiatives as we work towards progressing our sustainability strategy.”