In the summer of 2001, King Edward VI Five Ways School in Birmingham lost its one and only school bus service. Fortunately, Ian Mack, a teacher working there at the time, had a strong background in transport management. Ian, now Managing Director of The Green Bus, had previously been responsible for public transport at London Stansted Airport and London Heathrow Airport.
Ian was asked by the then headteacher to devise a brand new school bus service. Using the school database to identify convenient routes close to the home addresses of the pupils, Ian created a school bus service that immediately proved a huge success.
In September 2005, The Green Bus became a company in its own right. The following year saw the service spread to other schools within the King Edward VI Foundation, leading to a total of 19 services.
The Green Bus continued to expand, operating 23 services in 2007/8 and 2008/9, and reaching 32 services in 2009/10. The company currently runs 45 school services throughout the West Midlands and Berkshire, with plans for in excess of 55 services in 2012/13.
The Green Bus continues to grow and now operates local bus services, private hires and rail replacements.