TWO staff have been promoted from a sister company to manage Dorset bus and coach operator Damory Coaches.

The firm’s owner, Go South Coast, picked two key staff from sister companies Morebus and Salisbury Reds to manage the firm.

Adam Keen, who was appointed operations manager for Morebus Poole, Bournemouth and Purbeck in 2012, has worked in the industry since starting as a trainee bus driver in 1998. He will see his responsibility extended to cover the Damory network.

Bob Crutchfield, who started as a bus driver in 1982 and joined Salisbury Reds as staff manager in 2006, is now assistant operations manager.

Andrew Wickham, MD for Go South Coast, said: “The combined experience and enthusiasm will be welcomed as we invest and remain committed to providing a first class service within Dorset. “