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Worksop staff recognised at annual awards for outstanding teamwork during floods

28 Feb 2020

Ecclesfield and WorksopWorksop Family

Stagecoach East Midlands staff in Worksop have been recognised for their outstanding performance during the recent floods at the national ‘Stagecoach Stars’ awards.

The annual ceremony, which is in its 11th year, recognises shining stars amongst the 24,000 Stagecoach employees across the country. The initiative celebrates individuals and teams who have delivered above and beyond in key areas including service to customers, safety, health and wellbeing, environment, community and innovation.

Nominated by staff and customers, the Operations and Engineering teams at the Stagecoach East Midlands’ Worksop depot were among the six teams shortlisted in the awards. They were named as the recipients of the Outstanding Performance Award sponsored by Alexander Dennis at the celebratory event which took place on Thursday 20 February at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

On the 7th November 2019, Worksop Depot suffered from severe flooding for the 2nd time in 12 years. The Operations & Engineering teams in Worksop worked tirelessly throughout the evening to protect premises, equipment and vehicles. Despite not being able to access the depot for four days due to the dangerous weather conditions, the colleagues demonstrated exceptional teamwork and dedication by wading through knee-deep water to keep the services running as best as they could and get the facilities back up and operational.

Matt Cranwell, Managing Director of Stagecoach East Midlands, said: “The teams at our Worksop depot showed true determination and dedication during the floods last year. Despite the adversities and enormity of the task at hand, the team worked together to ensure all our vehicles were safe and operations were able to resume as normal after only a few days. This demonstration of resilience and commitment is a great testament to the fantastic teams in Worksop and we want to congratulate them for this very worthy win at the Stagecoach Stars Awards.”

To reward their efforts, the teams were commended on the night and presented with a trophy, cash prize and an overnight stay in Edinburgh with their guests.