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UK set to celebrate bus driving superstars

Seven bus drivers from across the UK have been shortlisted in the most prestigious national bus industry award scheme, the UK Bus Awards. The bus driving superstars fought off competition from tens of thousands of bus drivers nationwide.

The finalists were announced at a special event held by the UK Bus Awards at the Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester today. The drivers have been recognised for their outstanding achievements in delivering exceptional customer service, always going above and beyond to exceed passengers’ expectations, and driving safely and considerately.

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UK Bus heroes set to celebrate

The UK Bus Awards’ live Finalist Announcement took place at the Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester today. The event showcased outstanding individuals and teams from all corners of Great Britain that have reached the final of the UK Bus Awards 2017.

The Finalist Announcement sees over 100 projects and people recognised across 19 categories, from Top National Bus Driver, to the New Horizons award. The winners will be announced on 21 November at the prestigious Troxy venue in London’s East End, where BBC News presenter Jane Hill will host a glittering ceremony.

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Tanya Shildrick 1964-2017

Tanya Shildrick at the UK Bus Awards in 2016It is with great sadness that the UK Bus Awards team has learned of the death last month of Tanya Shildrick, Marketing Manager at South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE).

Tanya joined the PTE in June 2013. As Marketing Manager, she was responsible for managing the implementation and integration of SYPTE’s marketing strategy. Tanya was passionate about the promotion of public transport and was delighted that the team received recognition for ‘Marketing Initiative of the Year’ for the Busboost programme at the UK Bus Awards 2016.

Prior to joining the PTE, Tanya held a number of marketing and management roles at Wakefield & District Housing, Habia and Trinity Mirror plc.

Tanya sadly passed away on 6 September 2017 following a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

The awards team is sure that everyone in the industry will join us in offering condolences to Tanya's family, friends and colleagues.

Tough decisions ahead for panels as UK Bus Awards judging gets under way

UKBA chairman Mark Yexley - judging for the first timeThis week sees the first of this year's meetings of the independent judging panels for the UK Bus Awards, as the process of assessing more than 250 nominations gets under way.

A total of six different panels will convene over the next few weeks, each comprising a different set of independent experts specially recruited for their knowledge and experience. Altogether over 40 people will be involved in the process.

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UK Bus Awards 2017 - competition now open!

UKBA chairman Mark YexleyAwards to recognise management talent and safety schemes as scope extended in new competition

The bus industry is being asked to to demonstrate how managers are rising to the challenge of providing leadership and inspiration to their staff in this year's UK Bus Awards competition.

The 22nd annual contest has officially begun, with entries now open until early June. Nominations are invited to compete for 21 awards covering the full range of skills required to plan, promote and deliver high quality bus services to customers.

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