Lawrie Alford takes up new Passengerfta post

Monday 14 December 2009

Lawrie Alford has been promoted to Strategic Business Manager of Passengerfta, the Freight Transport Association's new business unit combining all the association's services for public service vehicle operators. Lawrie, who has been Sector Head of FTA's automotive and leasing sector for the past five years, will take up his new post on 1 January.

Passengerfta offers a package of independent auditing, technical training and operational support to members reviewing their quality and safety standards. FTA has been providing vehicle inspection and auditing services to the passenger vehicle sector for the past 20 years.

Lawrie Alford said:

"With significant challenges facing the PSV industry over the next decade, Passengerfta has been launched to raise the profile of this increasingly important area of FTA activity. I am very much looking forward to helping our members in this sector stay compliant and improve their efficiency."

Lawrie has a technical background and was previously a founder member of Topmark Vehicle Contracts and Alternative Fuel Champion at GE Capital.

Notes for Editors

A photograph of Lawrie Alford is available from Jackie Langridge on 01892 552253, email

Passengerfta provides fleet training and audit solutions to bus and coach companies that operate, supply and maintain passenger vehicles ranging from mini-buses to coaches to double-deck service vehicles. Passengerfta's vehicle inspection service has preferred supplier status with the Confederation of Passenger Transport and provides maintenance support to most major bus groups and coach operators nationwide. FTA is entirely independent and has a proven process driven approach to quality and consistency which is accredited by UKAS.

For further information call Lawrie Alford on 07818 450364, or email


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