The first step to celebrating outstanding talent and hard work of bus operators, local authorities and PTEs across the UK took place on 6 October – as the list of finalists was revealed in the 21st annual competition for the UK Bus Awards.
Over 100 industry representatives gathered at the Volvo Technical Centre in Warwick to celebrate being named as Finalists in this year’s competition. The 99 finalists were selected from more than 250 entries, across 20 categories. The event highlighted outstanding achievements, ground-breaking projects and outstanding examples of the service provided by the industry’s staff.
Wednesday 27 July sees the start of the judging process for the 2016 UK Bus Awards, as the independent panels begin a series of meetings to compare and assess over 260 nominations across the full range of categories.
"We're very pleased indeed with the response to this year's call for nominations," said UK Bus Awards Chairman Tony Depledge. "Our revised categories have created a huge response, and we're particularly pleased that over 80 members of the public took the trouble to nominate their favourite bus drivers for a prize."
The UK Bus Awards is delighted to announce that former transport minister Norman Baker has accepted an invitation to present the prizes at this year's UK Bus Awards Presentation Ceremony on Wednesday 23 November.
As transport minister in the Coalition Government, Norman addressed three successive ceremonies in 2010, 2011 and 2012, earning a special award as a result. Following his departure from the House of Commons in last year's General Election, he has accepted the post of Chair of Bus Users UK.
Transport Events Group has announced that Commercial Director Ian Smith is to step back from his front line sales role at UK Bus Awards and UK Coach Awards. He is handing over his sales responsibilities to Steve Cresswell, who will be Director of Sales.
The bus industry is being asked to to demonstrate how it is rising to the challenges of the modern technology-driven consumer society in the 2016 UK Bus Awards. The 21st annual contest has been officially launched, with entries now open until early June. Entries 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.
Bus staff in the Thames Valley are thrilled at the news of their success after winning six awards in six categories at the prestigious 2015 UK Bus Awards today.
This year, the UK Bus Awards celebrates its 20th year – a momentous milestone for the scheme, which has played a key role in raising the profile of buses, recognising and rewarding the achievements of bus industry staff and inspiring others with the examples set by the winners.