East Midlands: Bus boss Ian awarded OBE

Ian Morgan with his OBE awarded for services to public transport and the community : Photograph by Lionel Heap
Ian Morgan with his OBE awarded for services to public transport and the community : Photograph by Lionel Heap

East Midlands bus boss Ian Morgan has been presented with his OBE at Buckingham Palace by Prince Charles.

The honour recognises Ian’s service to public transport and the community after 43 years in the industry, including 30 years as a director of Wellglade Group which owns trentbarton, Kinchbus and other bus operators in the region.

Ian, 64, pictured, said the investiture at Buckingham Palace was “an amazing experience” that he would “never forget.”

He was also thrilled to discover that one of his musical heroes, Van Morrison, was being knighted at the same ceremony and even got to chat with the Irish singer.