Former Mechanical Engineering student Andrew Teverson 22, from Witham in Essex is celebrating the launch of The Stage Bus - a converted Travel WM double decker bus, which can be used for a variety of events, including a performance venue for live bands.

The bus has been converted in to an outdoor mobile stage, for an audience of up to 3000 people. It has a full professional sound and lighting rig and can be deployed or packed away in under two hours with just two crew members.

"It's a new concept for outdoor events and outdoor stages. It's a stage in a double decker bus – perfect for small to medium sized events," said Andrew.

Andrew is curently part of the SPEED programme (Students Placements for Entrepreneurs in Education) with the product. The scheme gives budding entrepreneurs a helping hand with their business ideas.

He came up with the idea while driving along on a motorway – and he's been in the fast lane ever since. 

Andrew said: “It was an idea that wouldn’t go away, but now my dream has become a reality and there's no stopping me now."

The bus has already stopped off at a number of events and anyone wishing to alight the double decker can catch it on 5/6 May at its next stop, the Drop Beats Not Bombs weekend at Birmingham's Custard Factory.

For details on the Stage Bus please visit


Media Information: Please contact Anna Dingley, University of Birmingham Press Officer, on 0121 4158134/07769 952763, email or Andrew Teverson on 07899 076018, email