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.
The key dates for the 2016 awards scheme can be found here. The events are following a similar pattern to previous years, with nominations closing in early June. Judging will take place during late July and early August, the short-list announcement will be in early October, followed by the Presentation Ceremony in November - with a return to our spacious and exciting venue on London's South Bank.
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