Raising the Voice

Traders behind Kinson’s Village Voice magazine receiving their cakes from Fiona Harwood (third from left) and Ollie Wheatley (at the back).

Traders behind Kinson’s Village Voice magazine receiving their cakes from Fiona Harwood (third from left) and Ollie Wheatley (at the back).

The peckish people behind the Village Voice magazine in Kinson, Bournemouth, had lots to talk about when they won the Yellow Buses’ #2cake Friday competition.

Bob Wright, Chairman of the Kinson Business Forum and of Poppies florist, retweeted a Yellows’ tweet and was picked at random to receive two cakes.

They were delivered by Fiona Harwood and Ollie Wheatley from the Yellows to Kinson’s Printing Emporium where the Village Voice is designed.

The competition is new and to enter all people have to do is ‘retweet’, ‘like’ or reply to the Yellows’ ‘#2Cake Friday’ tweet that goes out every Wednesday.

Hanna Shields from the Printing Emporium said: “We have completed two issues of the Village Voice and it’s proving very popular among businesses and the whole community.

“Bob retweeted the Yellows on behalf of the Voice so there were plenty of us to share the cakes.

“Yellow Buses are an important part of our customer base here in Kinson and bring in plenty of customers.

“Now we all know about the 2cakes competition I expect many more of us will be retweeting the Yellows.”

The Village Voice includes advertising from local traders and is issued free.




Pic caption: Traders behind Kinson’s Village Voice magazine receiving their cakes from Fiona Harwood (third from left) and Ollie Wheatley (at the back).


Note to Editors:

For more information, please contact: Andrew Diprose, Director, Deep South Media Ltd, PR consultants to Yellow Buses, on 01202 534487. Or Ed Baker on 01202 534487 or 07788392965.

About Yellow Buses:

Yellow Buses operates a fleet of 137 buses and 18 coaches with a staff of 450. It carries more than 15m passengers a year with its vehicles operating nearly five million miles across the Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and East Dorset area. The Yellows are part of RATP Group, the world’s fifth largest public transport provider. www.bybus.co.uk

About RATP Dev:

RATP Dev is the RATP Group subsidiary established in 2002 to export the group’s operation and maintenance know-how outside the historic network operated by RATP in the Paris region. RATP Dev now operates in 14 countries on four continents (United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, the USA, Brazil, India, China, South Korea and the Philippines). In 2015, RATP Dev is scheduled to generate revenue exceeding €1 billion.

About RATP Group:

With nearly 14 million daily passengers worldwide, RATP Group is the fifth largest urban transport operator in the world. With its 14 metro lines (including two driverless lines), two regional express rail lines, seven tramway lines and 350 bus lines, the multimodal network operated by RATP in the Paris region is the largest in the world to be managed by a single company.

RATP Group can devise, design and implement infrastructure development projects, operate and maintain networks irrespective of the mode of transport (metro, regional train, tramway and bus) and develop innovative services to promote mobility (including passenger information, remote ticketing, pricing and customer marketing). The automation of Paris metro line 1, which was completed at the end of 2012 as a world first, once again demonstrated the ability of RATP Group to implement particularly complex projects.

RATP Group exports its know-how all over the world; in engineering through Systra, its subsidiary jointly owned with SNCF, in operations and maintenance via its RATP Dev subsidiary and in innovative services to promote mobility through its IXXI subsidiary.

RATP Group has a workforce of nearly 60,000 employees worldwide and in 2013 generated revenue of €5.14 billion.


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