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40 years of excellence for Stagecoach Yorkshire driver

18 Nov 2020

40 years of excellence for Stagecoach Yorkshire driver


  • As Stagecoach marks four decades of connecting communities with its bus, coach and tram services, one driver from Barnsley celebrates 40 years of excellent driving
  • Bob Pitts, an Award winning bus driver has achieved 40 consecutive years gaining the ROSCO Safe Driving Diploma


Local bus driver Bob Pitts is celebrating 40 consecutive years achieving the Road Operators Safety Council (ROSCO) Safe Driving Diploma. The award, which is given to bus drivers each year for maintaining exceptional standards of road safety and staying accident free, is a recognised accolade throughout the bus industry.

Bob was previously crowned ROSCO Bus Driver of the year in 2015 and has continued to deliver an excellent standard of driving and customer service since then. To mark this achievement Bob has been presented with a medal from the Road Operators Safety Council.

This award coincides with Stagecoach celebrating 40 years of proudly serving its communities and connecting people right across the UK.

Sir Brian Souter and his sister, Dame Ann Gloag, founded Stagecoach in 1980, and over the past four decades Stagecoach has pioneered greener and smarter connections here in the UK and in countries around the world including New Zealand, North America and Sweden. Today, public transport continues to play a critical role as the country meets the challenges of Covid-19 and looks to a green recovery.

Bob, from Staincross, Barnsley said: “I’m honoured to receive this award. I take pride in operating safe and reliable services for Stagecoach and doing a great job for my customers.

I’ve seen a lot of changes in the last 40 years but I still really enjoy meeting people and getting them where they need to be safely.”


Sue Hayes, Operations Director Stagecoach Yorkshire said “We are lucky to have many excellent drivers in our team, but Bob really stands out for his impeccable standards and great customer service.

Like many of our team, he has worked tirelessly throughout the recent pandemic, getting people where they need to be with a smile.

Bob is a real asset to Stagecoach Yorkshire and we are very proud of his achievement.”