fbb's 100th Blog
"You should try it, sir," he said, with impeccable politeness, "the tea tastes better like that." I did and it did - and I have never taken sugar since! A (young) man of influence and perspicacity!
His grandfather was Arthur Robinson Fearnley [ARF], the equally celebrated long-term GM of Sheffield Transport - in the boss's chair from 1906 to 1934.
ARF began his career at the age of 16 (!) as, effectively, General Manager of the Queensbury and Shelf Steam Tramway Company.
There is no doubt that Giles Fearnley had transport in his genes and was destined for senior management roles in the bus industry. Whether his experience and skills will enable the 56 year old tea-without-sugar drinker to turn Worst Group back into a noticeably first First Group remains to be seen. But then he always liked a challenge. A not-quite-so-young man of influence and perspicacity.
Next blog : due Monday 28th February.