The Chris Moyes Memorial Award
This Award is presented to the bus driver who has best demonstrated excellent performance from the customer perspective in the 12 month period to the end of May each year.
To win the title of Top National Bus Driver, entrants need to go that extra mile to provide the customer’s ideal: a driver who is friendly, helpful, conscientious, mindful of passengers’ comfort and well-being – in short, a true professional and worthy ambassador for the job.
Nominations for this Award are open to members of the public and also to bus company managers.
Who can be nominated?
Any licensed PCV driver in full-time employment on registered local bus services outside London, who has been in continuous employment for the 12 months ended 31 May in the year of the contest.
… and by whom?
We welcome nominations from employers, bus passengers or bus user groups, or other organisations. Self-nomination is NOT appropriate for this category. We are working with Bus Users UK and Passenger Focus to deliver this award.
Criteria and Entry Requirements
Where drivers are nominated for this award, their employers will be contacted, and asked to:
- Endorse the nomination and supply further information about the employee to us
- Obtain the nominee's consent to their name being put forward for the award.
Entrants will be assessed by the judges on their technical and professional skill. Evidence of this will be required from their employers and could include:
- The nominee’s accident record
- Number and duration of safe driving awards won by the nominee
- Technical and professional skills, as evidenced by such items as internal driver assessment reports or marks achieved in driving competitions
- Disciplinary record
- Public Commendations
In addition, short-listed entrants for the Top National Bus Driver award will be subject to mystery traveller checks
The winner of the Top National Bus Driver prize will be the individual who best represents the whole range of professional and customer care skills required for this important and highly demanding job.