Meet the team at Bluestar

Here at Bluestar we have a team of 250 drivers which include those who drive for Unilink, 8 service delivery supervisors, an onsite engineering and MOT department, our very own driving instructors as well as our Operation, Commercial and Marketing managers and their teams. We work across two depots one in Eastleigh and the other in Totton.


General Manager

Richard Tyldsley

Richard began his career as a bus driver in County Durham for Go North East. He later joined Stagecoach South as assistant operations manager, and was promoted to operations manager in Winchester in 2010. Richard joined us as General Manager for Bluestar, Unilink and Southern Vectis in October 2016.

Engineering Manager

Steve Prewett

Steve is our Engineering Manger who looks after our depots at Eastleigh and Totton, as well as our sister company Salisbury Reds engineering team. In 2012 Steve won the Route One Engineer of the Year Award.

 Operations Manager 

Andy Shaw

Andy joined the team in 2018 from Scotland and has been in the industry all his working life. Now the Operations Manager for Bluestar and Unilink, Andy oversees the daily operation of the business and team.

Assistant Operations Manager

Chrysie Papanicolaou

Starting as a bus conductor for Solent Blue Line, Chrysie is now an Assistant Operations Manager for Bluestar and Unilink assisting in overseeing the daily operation of Bluestar and Unilink.

Assistant Operations Manager

Kerrie Grant

Kerrie has worked in several areas of the business, moving most recently from her role as AOM for Salisbury Reds to her current role as Assistant Operations Manager and Unilink Manager.

Assistant Operations Manager

Damian Robson

Damian joined our management team at Bluestar in May 2016 after working for our sister company Salisbury Reds. Damian works between our Totton and Eastleigh depots as well as our offices in Southampton helping to manage our driving team and day to day operations.

Head of Marketing

Nikki Honer

Nikki joined Bluestar as Marketing Manager in 2012 before covering all aspects of marketing and communications for Bluestar and its sister companies Damory, more, Salisbury Reds, Southern Vectis, Tourist and Unilink.

Commercial Planning Manager

Marc West

Marc joined Bluestar and our sister company Southern Vectis in 2012, and has 27 years experience of working in a commercial office. Marc plans the Southern Vectis and Bluestar networks, as well as ensuring our services remain reliable


contact us


01202 338421


Bluestar Travel Shop

Bargate Street


SO14 2DA