Stanley steps down at Optare

ROY STANLEY, the principal shareholder and former chairman of Optare, has stepped down from the company’s board.  Stanley was the creator of the present Optare business when he reversed Darwen Group into Optare in June last year and remains the company’s largest shareholder.  “All of my colleagues at Optare would like to pay tribute to Roy’s leadership in bringing together some key parts of the British bus industry to form Optare plc last year”, says current Optare chairman JOHN FICKLING.