24 Oct 2019
With more shortlisted awards than any other bus operator in the country, Stagecoach has been recognised across a number of its business for achievements in driving improvements for customers and communities, environmental initiatives and marketing excellence. A number of employees and depots have also been shortlisted, including in the highly sought after 'Top National Bus Driver' category.
Stagecoach has also been recognised in the shortlist for Cultural Change Award, supported by Women in Transport, for its Level 2 Bus Driver Apprenticeship, and for the well-being programme it has delivered in the West of the country. Stagecoach recently committed to a new diversity pledge to build a more inclusive workforce.
The full list of shortlisted entries is:
Marketing Initiative: Stagecoach Yorkshire and Bus Partnerships within South Yorkshire - Stimulating senior bus travel and pass application throughout South Yorkshire and Chesterfield
Top City Operator: Stagecoach Manchester and Stagecoach Merseyside
Engineer of the Year: Jack Abbott (Stagecoach Manchester)
London Bus Garage: Romford (Stagecoach)
Bus & the Community: Stagecoach North East - Annual Christmas Fundraiser
Top National Depot: Blairgowrie - Stagecoach East Scotland, St. Andrews - Stagecoach East Scotland
Young Manager of the Year: Jack Abbott (Stagecoach Manchester)
Making Buses a better choice: Stagecoach South West - N21, Night Services in Rural North Devon, Stagecoach West - Swindon to Oxford, A Growth Strategy that Continuously Exceeds Expectations
Sustained Marketing Excellence: Stagecoach East Scotland - Express City Connect Marketing
Cultural Change Award: Stagecoach UK Bus (Level 2 Bus Driver Apprenticeship), Stagecoach West (West Wellbeing)
Top National Bus Driver: Gurnam Singh (Stagecoach West - Swindon)
Top Shire Operator: Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, Stagecoach East Midlands, Stagecoach East Scotland
Environment: Stagecoach South - Guildford Park & Ride Power Pack-equipped Electric Buses
Mark Threapleton, Chief Operating Officer for Stagecoach, said: “Our services provide high quality, reliable and good value transport for more than three million customers a day across the UK, but we are constantly striving to deliver more and more for our customers.
“It’s a real credit to our employees that we have more shortlisted awards than any other operator this year. These awards are a reflection of the hard work of our teams right across the country in delivering excellent operational management, continued innovation, effective marketing, support for our communities and most importantly, first-class customer service.”
The awards will be presented at an event on 19 November.