UK Bus Awards Events
The 21st annual contest took place against an uncertain political and economic background, prompted by the EU Referendum result and other world problems. Falling passenger demand in some parts of the country, notably London, was a continuing problem, prompted by continuing low petrol prices, the growth of home shopping via the internet and growing congestion in our town and city centres - all problems referred to at our Ceremony by UKBA Chairman Tony Depledge and guest of honour Norman Baker.
Despite the problems, though, there was once again no shortage of people, projects and organisations to judge in the competition, as we boiled down over 250 nominations to the 99 finalists. The finalists were announced at an event at the Volvo Technical Centre on Thursday 6 October, attended by more than 100 industry representatives. The ceremony took place for the second year at The Ballroom on the South Bank, and attracted an audience of over 670 people.