Chris Leonti, engineering manager at Arriva London’s Tottenham garage, has won joint gold in the UK Bus Awards 2017 Unsung Hero category at a glittering ceremony held in the capital today.
The Unsung Hero award sponsored by Backhouse Jones, recognises people who are committed, devoted to duty, and truly go above and beyond making sure customers get where they need to be.
For over 40 years Chris Leonti has tirelessly maintained and managed London's buses to ensure the travelling public receive the best customer experience possible. Chris oversees a fleet of 220 buses, and is renowned for his positive attitude amongst his colleagues. His self-motivation and will to succeed have made him the 'go to' man for new and experienced engineering managers, whom they lean on for advice, motivation and guidance.
His unrivalled approach and total dedication to his role have made him a very worthy winner.
Chris Plummer from trentbarton was also awarded gold for his outstanding contribution to making sure customer information is accessible, correct and easy to understand. He maintains over 6,000 pieces of roadside timetable information around Nottingham and Derby.
Mark Yexley, Chairman of the UK Bus Awards, said: “The judges were impressed with the contribution that Chris has made over his 40 years in the bus industry, noting his ability to motivate and inspire both operations and engineering departments.”
“We would like to congratulate both Chris Plummer and Chris Leonti on their outstanding achievements. Well done from everyone at the UK Bus Awards”