Though we did mark in a small way the recent deaths of Gwyneth Dunwoody and Reg Varney, we don’t really do obituaries. I’d like to make an exception with Derek Fytche because I owe him a great deal. Derek started his career with Tilling and BET before moving to senior roles within National Bus, culminating 1981 as regional director for the South-east and finally in 1984 as chairman of National Products, responsible for National Express & National Holidays; and the development of the National Travelworld agencies, the post-Transport Act 1980 London-focused Brand X & London Crusader. Derek died aged 81 and is survived by his wife, son and daughter. That he moved home no less than 14 times for his work is a testament to his service to the travelling public.