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22 Nov 2018
Congratulations to the Stagecoach Group businesses that were among the winners at the 2018 UK Bus Awards held in London on Tuesday, 20 November.
Stagecoach was recognised in categories covering people, operations, marketing and community, with gold, silver and bronze awards being handed out.
In the People Awards, Stagecoach Midlands Revenue Protection Inspector Matt Begg won gold in the Unsung Heroes category after being described by judges as “an exceptional employee that any business would be proud to have in their team” and praised for his commitment to providing customers with a high quality service.
Stagecoach scooped the gold award in the Making Buses a Better Choice category for its Bus Services in New Residential Developments guidance which was devised by Dr Nick Small, Stagecoach UK Bus Head of Strategic Development and the Built Environment.
Stagecoach London Engineering Manager Terry Absalom was named the gold winner in the Engineer of the Year category after leading the turnaround at Stagecoach’s Bow garage and taking it to the next level in terms of consistent service delivery. Stagecoach Manchester’s Ben Coghlan won the silver award in the same category.
In the Top City Operator category, Stagecoach Merseyside scooped the silver award, while Stagecoach Manchester was awarded a bronze award.
Stagecoach East Scotland won silver in the New Horizons Award for its ‘How do I catch a bus?’ project. The company also won bronze in the Putting Passengers First category for the same project as well as the silver award for its Express City Connect service in the Award for Sustained Marketing Excellence category. Stagecoach East Scotland also scooped the silver Top National Bus Depot Award.
In the Bus and Community category, Stagecoach Group’s anti-bullying #BeNiceBus project won the silver award while Stagecoach North East won bronze for its Christmas fundraising campaign.
Stagecoach Yorkshire won bronze in the Making Buses a Better Choice category for its X10 Stagecoach Express service, while Stagecoach East Scotland employees Thomas McGovern and John Millar received Special Commendations in the Unsung Heroes category.
Stagecoach UK Bus Managing Director for England and Wales, Mark Threapleton said: “I’m delighted for our companies and individual employees who have been rewarded for their hard work and commitment to delivering high quality, and constantly improving, services for our customers. These accolades, among a range of categories, are testament to the dedication that our teams across the country show every day.”