Rotala Plc

Rotala Plc

Sector: Local And Suburban Transit Region: United Kingdom

: | London Stock Exchange: ROL

Rotala provides a range of transport solutions, from local bus services under contract to local authorities, to commercial bus routes.

Rotala is an AIM listed company, whose group companies are in the business of bus, coach and transport management services. The operations are undertaken by various depots throughout the United Kingdom, but focused on two key areas for local passenger transport.

Rotala floated on the AIM market in 2005 with a vision "to acquire complementary businesses in transportation management. In the transport sector, the Board anticipated that opportunities would arise in the provision of bus services, chauffeur-drive services, Park & Ride and integrated ground transportation."

Since flotation, Rotala has aquired Flights Hallmark Limited, Flights Corporate Transfers Limited, Central Connect Limited, North Birmingham Busways Limited, North Birmingham Training Limited, Diamond Bus Company Limited, Preston Bus Limited and Ludlows of Halesowen Limited. It has also acquired the bus businesses of Birmingham Motor Traction Limited and South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach Company Limited.

Rotala now operates in three key areas:
• Bus

• Coach

• Transport Management

These key areas of operation encompass the original vision of Park & Ride, bus services and integrated ground transportation.

Rotala operates 530 buses, employing over 1,200 members of staff and carrying approximately 35,000,000 passengers every year. We also operate many VIP corporate transport contracts and integrated workplace transport networks.

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John Gunn, Non-Executive Chairman
Aged 70, director of a number of quoted and unquoted companies including HydroDec Group plc and The 181 Fund Limited. He was formerly chief executive officer of Exco International plc, and chairman of Telerate Inc and of British & Commonwealth Holdings plc.
Simon Dunn, Chief Executive
Aged 36, has operational responsibility for the business of the group. He has been employed in the transport industry all of his working life and has been working for the Flights businesses since 2004. He previously worked for various businesses in the Dunn-Line Holdings group.
Kim Taylor, Group Finance Director
Aged 57, qualified as a chartered accountant in 1982 with KPMG and continued to work there until 1986. In that year, he left to join Exco Plc, where between 1992 and 1998 he was Group Finance Director. He was Group Finance Director of Intercapital plc between 1998 and 1999 and Group Finance Director of Prebon Group Limited between 2001 and 2002.

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