A BUSINESS guru has been appointed as the face of a new 16-18 bus pass.

Rose Marley, Director of Rose Marley Management and CEO of the award-winning Social Enterprise, SharpFutures has been apppointed to work with brands on the the Opportunity Pass.

The pass provides free bus travel for young people across Greater Manchester but the region's mayor Andy Burnham also wants it to provide discounted fares at attractions around Bolton and other areas.

Ms Marley said: "At the heart of this project sits the message that there’s an abundance of opportunities for young people across Greater Manchester.

"Encouraging them on to our buses opens up the chance to access jobs, education, and culture.

"The message to young people – our emerging workforce – is clear – Greater Manchester is a place rich in opportunity where you can build sustainable careers and live fulfilling lives."

The pass will be considered by the GMCA at special budget meetings on February 15 and March 29.