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Stagecoach West Scotland driver success at Bus Driver of the Year 2017

08 Sep 2017

Stagecoach West Scotland bus driver Kevin McCormick has been awarded 4th place at this year's UK Bus Driver of the Year awards.

Based at Kilmarnock depot,  Kevin represented Stagecoach West Scotland at the 2017 finals held in Blackpool on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of September.

Kevin who has been with Stagecoach since 2002 completed the competition in 4th place overall and was the highest placed Stagecoach Driver in the competition.  Kevin was awarded £750 and a trophy for his 4th place ranking and was also awarded the Stagecoach award of  £1000 prize money and a trophy as the 1st placed Stagecoach driver. 

The Bus Driver of the Year has been running since 1967 and is considered the premier skills competition in the bus industry.  In this years competition 99 drivers from bus operators across the UK competed against each other in a series of tests designed to test their driving skills, Highway Code and Driver CPC Knowledge.

Tom Bridge, Managing Director, Stagecoach West Scotland said: "It's great to see one of our drivers being recognised at this national event. It's a tough competition where drivers need to showcase not only their driving skills but excellent customer service skills.  My congratulations go to Kevin on this worthy achievement."