Samantha Kinch has joined the team at Pulhams Coaches as its new Operations Manager.Sam has been in the industry for over 11 yearsIn her new role Sam will be working closely with General Manager, James Baugh, who joined the team in January 2017.Sam has been working in the public transport industry for over 11 years, joining her father’s family firm, Minety-based Kinch Coaches, at the age of 18.Says Sam: “Joining Pulhams felt like the most natural move for me. The whole team has been very accommodating and that’s made my transition into the business easy.“The professionalism and duty of care shown by the staff at Pulhams is second to none and I’m looking forward to contributing to that going forward.“I’m already proud of the fact that we are one of 23 members in the Guild of British Coach Operators. “All the staff work hard to ensure we remain at the top of our game and I’m excited about being part of that in the future.”Kathryn Pulham, Director at Pulhams, adds: “We’re thrilled to welcome Sam into our business.“We know she will bring superb leadership skills to an excellent team of operations and driving staff.”
Dave Matthews, Grace Potter, Chadwick Stokes (Dispatch), and more will take part in the Hug Your Farmer virtual benefit on Thursday night (6/25) to raise money for local food systems as much of the country’s agricultural industry has also been turned upsidedown over the past few months due to COVID-19.The one-night event, which is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. ET and free of charge to watch, will also feature at-home performances from Broadway singer Kelli O’Hara, Martin Sexton, Kat Wright, Posh Panda, Bob Wagner, The Sweet Remains with the Hug Your Farmer All-Star Band, and Ashley Betton. Fans are encouraged to donate what they can to benefit Shift Meals, a non-profit which connects local farmers to restaurants and helps to provide food to communities in need.Related: Justice Comes Alive – A Virtual Festival For EqualityDave Matthews has been a longtime supporter of America’s commercial agriculture, as the guitarist helps raise large amounts of money with the annual Farm Aid benefit alongside longtime business partners Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp. This year’s virtual edition of Farm Aid raised over $500,000 for farmers around the country.Click here to tune into Thursday’s Hug Your Farmer livestream beginning at 9 p.m. Click here to learn more about Shift Meals.