Bob 'Sergeant' Pilbeam
Bob served with the Metropolitan Police for 30 years from 1964. Starting out as a Community Constable in North Southwark, he then moved on to become a Sergeant at Chelsea before spending 12 years with the Met’s Traffic Management Team where he was responsible for running the Coach Advisory Service.
Bob, also a qualified London Blue Badge Tourist Guide, joined CPT as Coaching Consultant in 1994 and worked for over 15 years with industry’s trade association.
When not collecting awards for his services to the UK’s coaching industry – Couch Tourism Council’s Special Contribution to Coach Tourism in Great Britain (96/97), Group Travel’s Outstanding Contribution to the Group Travel Industry (05), UK Coach Awards Unsung Heroes (09) – Bob represented and advised CPT members on the many complex issues of coach parking and regulations in the UK.
Details of Bob's funeral will be published here as soon as they are known.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob's family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time. He will be sorely missed.