Public, Community & School Transport

Minibus Event

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Hampshire Court Hotel, Basingstoke, RG24 8FY

This event is aimed at voluntary and community organisations and local authorities who operate a minibus. The day will include two exhibitions and a full programme of different training and briefing sessions.

The event will also play host to the final stage and awards presentation of the Hampshire MiDAS Driver of the Year 2014 competition. A special presentation by local celebrity, and former Formula One World Drivers’ Champion, Jody Scheckter will be made to the winner of this competition during the event.

Training & Briefing Sessions

Offering a range of different training and briefing sessions, including a selection of brand new courses developed especially for this year’s event!

  • Briefing Sessions on: Section 19 Permits, Driver Licensing & Hampshire Transport Management services

  • MiDAS Update for DATs (extended briefing session)

  • Using the Transport Self Help Kit (extended briefing session) - new

  • 5 Steps to Safety for Drivers

  • 5 Steps to Safety for Trainers

  • Bidding for Contracts - new

  • Buying/Leasing/Making best use of your Minibus

  • Developing a Successful Community Transport Business - new

  • Managing a Minibus

  • Minibus Maintenance - new

  • Minibuses: Getting to grips with the Law

  • Operating an MPV legally - new

  • Risk Assessments: An Introduction

  • Running a Community Bus Service - new

  • Safer Travel for Wheelchair Users

Please see attached Training Programme Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 98kb for Delegates for further information, timings and prices of each session.


Free entry to an outdoor vehicle exhibition and indoor exhibition. Exhibitions are open from 9am – 3pm

Indoor Exhibitors to include:  Cogent Passenger Seating, Eberspacher UK Ltd, Koller Engineering, Mix Telematics, Europe Ltd, Mobile Onboard, Phoenix Seating, Q'Straint, Rescroft Ltd, School Minibus Company, Thames Valley Operators CIC and Unwin Safety Systems

Minibus Exhibitors to include:  Aptiga Ltd, Autoadapt UK Ltd, Courtside Conversions, Eagle International Ltd, Euromotive (Kent) Ltd, EVM Ltd, GM Coachwork Ltd, Mellor Coachcraft, O & H Vehicle Conversions, Passenger Lift Services, Stanford Coachworks and Mobility Services, Treka Bus Ltd and Vapor Ricon Europe Limited

(If you are interested in exhibiting at this event please contact us on the details below)


To book a place on one or more of the training or briefing sessions, please fill in the attached Delegate Booking Form Microsoft Word 64kb and return it to us following the instructions on the form.

Please note; Hampshire voluntary organisations, HCC Schools and Hampshire local authorities are able to book immediately. All other organisations including those from Southampton and Portsmouth will not be allocated any places until after 1 April (however booking forms can still be sent in before this date). Bookings are taken on a first come first served basis within these conditions.

Hampshire County Council reserves the right to re-schedule or cancel any training sessions. Any sessions that are particularly popular or oversubscribed may be run again later in the year for Hampshire organisations.

Unfortunately we will be unable to issue any refunds except in the case of a course cancellation.

Further information

Contact: Community Transport, Hampshire County Council

Tel: 01962 846785