Off the buses Colin Robertson, outgoing boss of Alexander Dennis Limited, admits it will be a wrench when he leaves his office at the Falkirk bus manufacturer for the last time later this year. Mr Robertson will bring his 13-year tenure to a close in September, when he will be replaced by ADL’s Paul Davies.

Speaking on the day his departure was announced, Mr Robertson said: “I think it will be a tougher day, the day I walk out the door with my wee box of bus and coach memorabilia that I have built up over the last 13 years.” Mr Robertson is not departing the scene entirely though, and will take up a position on the board of parent firm NFI Group.

Vital spark Times of crisis can often spark innovation, and so it has proved for ATC, the Ayrshire-based distribution company.

The business moved into the hand sanitiser market after business was disrupted by the coronavirus. But business partners Kenny Wilson and Robin Archibald came up with a novel delivery system. Their creation, the Sanitiser Express, is a free-standing unit where the bottle is connected to a foot pump, allowing it to be operated hands-free.

Having quickly developed a prototype, the duo launched a new business for their creation. Units have now been donated to a homeless charity which have allowed the organisation to get its three soup kitchens up and running.

Sanitiser Express has also been working with three companies in the UK to manufacture the units, allowing its creators to bring ATC employees back out of furlough.