Stagecoach Group have out performed other major bus companies to secure 20th position among the most admired businesses in the UK in the Management Today, Britain’s Most Admired Companies (BMAC) 2014 Awards. They missed out on the top spot in the transport category to Easy Jet, but beat TfL and Go-Ahead Group, and were overall winner in the passenger transport sector.
They were assessed on nine criteria; financial soundness, community and environmental responsibility, value as a long-term investment, quality of goods and services, use of corporate assets, quality of marketing, innovation, ability to attract, develop and retain top talent, and quality of management, achieving an overall score of 64.8. Go-Ahead were ranked 58th, National Express 98th, Arriva 169th and First Group 201st.
Director of Communications for Stagecoach, Steven Stewart, said, ‘Our businesses make a huge contribution to the economy and local communities in the UK. We are a responsible business with a strategy focused on delivering sustainable growth. We have a strong track-record of low fares, good operational performance, high customer satisfaction and reinvesting our profits in improving our bus and rail services. That approach has benefitted our customers, taxpayers and our investors. Reputations don’t just happen, they have to be earned, and the commitment of our 35,000 employees who serve our three million customers every day is central to our success.’