sponsored by Buses magazine
The Award for Services to the Bus Industry recognises a significant and sustained contribution to the success of the industry by an individual who has gone consistently beyond the call of normal duty to improve and promote the bus industry for its users or the wider community.
The Winner: Peter Hendy CBE
Peter Hendy started his career in 1975 with London Transport as a graduate trainee, and went on to hold a number of line management posts, eventually being appointed as managing director of CentreWest London Buses under LT ownership.
In 1994, he led a successful management and employee buyout of CentreWest, going to expand through acquisition. When CentreWest was acquired by FirstGroup in 1997, Peter went on to hold a number of posts in the group, eventually becoming deputy director of the UK bus division.
He returned to London in 2001, appointed by Mayor of London Ken Livingstone as managing director, Surface Transport with the new organisation Transport for London, going on to become Transport Commissioner for London in 2006.
Peter was also Chair of the Commission for Integrated Transport from 2005 until 2010, and was President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in 2011/12. He was appointed CBE in the 2006 New Year's Honours List for his work in keeping keeping public transport in London running during the aftermath of the 7/7 London bombings.
Throughout his career, Peter has led from the front, inspiring staff at all levels in the organisations he has worked for, and been at the forefront of industry innovations from high frequency Gold Arrow midibuses through to the New Bus for London launched into service in 2012 – as well as leading the hugely successful provision of transport for the 2012 Games.
Who can be nominated?
Individuals working in any bus-related environment and at any level of seniority.
… and by whom?
Nominations will be accepted from operators, local authorities (including Passenger Transport Executives and Transport for London), other bodies involved in the planning and provision of local bus services and other organisations working with the industry or on behalf of its users.
Given the broad spread of individuals that might be nominated for this award, the UKBA Management Committee will use its discretion in considering nominations for this award and will seek the necessary verification. The following will be taken into account:
- The level of service delivered
- Any special circumstances
- Consistent record of achievement
- Sustainability of the entrant’s contributions