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05 Mar 2020
Local Stagecoach staff get national praise for outstanding work at awards.
Staff from the Stagecoach bus depots at Ecclesfield were recognised for their hard work and outstanding performance at the company’s national awards night.
The Stagecoach Stars Awards night is an annual awards event designed to recognise its shining stars and the employees who have delivered above and beyond.
Nominations were received from staff and customers, with 32 individuals and six teams shortlisted in the awards. The employee awards, now in their 11th year, recognise excellence over key areas including service to customers, safety, health and wellbeing, environment, community and innovation.
The entire team at the Stagecoach depot in Ecclesfield received the Outstanding Performance Award (sponsored by Alexander Dennis) after the team pulled together to keep services running when their depot was flooded in November 2019. During the severe flooding that occurred in South Yorkshire in November 2019, where a month’s rainfall fell in one day, the teams at Ecclesfield in Stagecoach Yorkshire and Worksop in Stagecoach East Midlands, worked together to protect premises, equipment and vehicles. Colleagues of all areas worked tirelessly, whilst wading through knee-deep water, to keep services running for customers.
Jon Luxon, Acting Assistant Operations Manager at Rawmarsh and more recently Ecclesfield depot won the national Rising Star award (sponsored by Volvo). Jon joined Stagecoach in 2015 and has held a number of positions including Greenroad Champion, Lead Driver, Traffic Controller and is currently Acting Assistant Operations Manager. Jon has worked extremely hard and his efforts have been recognised by his colleagues. He has inspired his team to perform and deliver, and is now progressing his career through the Next Stage Development Programme.
Martin Griffiths, Chief Executive of Stagecoach said: “As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, it’s important that we take time to recognise the huge contribution that our people make to keeping communities connected right across the UK.
“The standard of nominations this year was very high and it’s great to see the real enthusiasm and pride that our people have, and to hear true examples of people living our values day in day out. I would like to pass on my personal thanks and congratulations to everybody nominated, and of course our well deserving winners.
“We are very proud to recognise so many Stagecoach heroes and champions at this year’s Stars Awards, however we know the crucial role that all of our people right across our business play in delivering a great service for our customers.”