First Bus are again hosting their Bus Excellence Awards in a national competition designed to reward and recognise teams and colleagues who live the company’s values and go the extra mile. Over 1400 nominations have been submitted for the 15 categories which will be announced in three events in Leeds, Reading and Stirling, with bus manufacturer Wrightbus this year’s headline sponsor.
MD of First Bus, Giles Fearnley said, ‘Across our business, we have thousands of colleagues who do a fantastic job day in and day out. They set high standards, are dedicated to safety and committed to our customers. Our ‘Excellence Awards’ events will put our colleagues and teams who go that extra mile in the spotlight and give the senior team and I an opportunity to reward, recognise and thank them for their efforts.’
Chairman and CEO, Wrights Group, Mark Nodder, OBE added, ‘Wrightbus has a proud history of working collaboratively with our partners since our business started back in 1946. We know how important our product is to those that drive and maintain them, so I’m very proud that Wrightbus is the lead sponsor at this year’s First Bus Excellence Awards. We have a long standing relationship with First Bus and have supplied more than 5000 vehicles over the years. The Excellence Awards gives us a unique chance to celebrate success with the individuals and teams that bring our vehicles to life for passengers.’