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 2018 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

  • Andrew Boag
  • Fred Harrison (Chairman)
  • Mitali Mookerjee
  • Ron Tanner
  • Tom Druitt (CEO)

Driving Team

  • Abdoulaye Hassimi
  • Adam Kordely
  • Aidas Lipeika
  • Andy Sheppard
  • Anita Donaldson
  • Charlotte Hautot
  • Dan McCormick
  • Desi Hernandez
  • Dominic Penberthy
  • James Frankland
  • Jay Wyatt
  • Kendal Saunders
  • Ken Quick
  • Lee Speak
  • Mark Bennett (Supervisor)
  • Mark Cichon
  • Neil Brooks
  • Neil Morgan
  • Phil Wollington (Supervisor)
  • Rajohn Kelly
  • Robert Tooley
  • Russell Stanbridge
  • Ryan Wrotny (Supervisor)
  • Steve Wedd
  • Terry Bolingbroke


  • Anna Fisher (Finance and Sustainability Manager)
  • Ashur Smith (Bus Cleaner & Driver Support)
  • Finlay Whelan (Bus Cleaner & Office Support)
  • Kelly Dibbert (Development Manager)