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01 Dec 2015
Local bus operator, Stagecoach, has presented 12 members of staff with commemorative long service awards in recognition of their hard work and to celebrate their careers.
The tradition of recognising loyal employees who have contributed to the success of Stagecoach takes place annually. Stagecoach has always maintained its dedication to enhancing the skills of employees and contributing to the local economy.
Of the 12 employees presented with awards for service between 20 and 40 years, two members of staff were recognised for an impressive 40 years service. Iris Durno, Administration Clerk from the Peterhead depot and Philip Russell, Bus Driver from the Elgin depot were both rewarded for over four decades service.
In addition two members of staff were awarded for reaching milestones of 35 years, Frank Dillon, Bus Driver from the Fort William depot and James Galloway, Megabus Controller, from the Aberdeen depot both joined the company in 1980.
A further 8 members of staff received awards for careers of over 20 years with the company.
Stephen Tait, Bus Driver, Aberdeen depot - 30 years service
Paula Inness, Bus Driver, Aberdeen depot - 20 years service
David Smith, Bus Driver, Elgin depot - 20 years service
Ian Bell, Operations Manager Aberdeen, Insch, Stonehaven and Ballater - 20 years service
Dede McTaggart, Office Manager Inverness - 20 years service
Mark Lewis, Bus Driver, Inverness depot - 28 years service
Lorna McRobbie, Administration Clerk, Peterhead depot - 20 years service
Douglas Roger, Bus Driver, Peterhead depot - 25 years service
The awards took place at the Drumossie Hotel, Inverness on Friday 27th November where Managing Director of Stagecoach North Scotland Steve Walker thanked all the staff for their efforts: “It is rare for a company to have staff with a range of service from 20-40 years. The company is very fortunate and are delighted to have such dedicated staff and would like to thank them for their commitment over the years.”
The long service awards landed in the same month that Stagecoach North Scotland were shortlisted to the final three for the Original 106 FM Pride of Aberdeen Awards in the Employer of the Year category.