The Big Lemon started in 2007 when Tom Druitt and Graeme Simpson, two friends from childhood, got together to see if they could design a bus service that was affordable, sustainable and lots of fun. In late 2006 Tom organised a public meeting in a Brighton pub and a number of local people came and discussed the idea, and how it could work in the Brighton area.

Now, in 2017 the Company has a great team of people from many different backgrounds operating bus services & private hire coaches across the UK. The Company is a Community Interest Company and is organised with a Board of Directors, a Management Team and an elite team of highly trained professional drivers.

Board of Directors

  • Fred Harrison (Chairman)
  • Neil Brookes (Driver)
  • Norman Baker (Managing Director)
  • Mitali Mookerjee
  • Martin Ashby
  • Tom Druitt (CEO)

Driving Team

  • Adam Kordely
  • Andy Sheppard
  • Desi Hernandez
  • Julia Fry
  • Kendall Saunders
  • Ken Quick
  • Lazlo Redei
  • Liam Nash
  • Mark Bennett (Supervisor)
  • Neil Brookes
  • Neil Morgan
  • Phil Wollington (Supervisor)
  • Ryan Wrotny (Supervisor)
  • Steve Heasman


  • Anna Fisher (Finance and Sustainability Manager)
  • Julia Fry (Office Manager)
  • Kelly Dibbert (Development Manager)