First’s employee Excellence Awards
FirstBus has launched its new employee ‘Excellence Awards’ nationwide. This follows the success of its annual internal award event in its operations in north England. Events planned in July in Stirling, Leeds and Reading. The awards are designed to reward and recognise teams and colleagues who ‘live the company’s values’ and go the extra mile. Colleagues were invited to submit nominations throughout the spring across 13 different categories. Appearing at the events will be Olympic gold medalist Sally Gunnell, Scottish rugby legend Gavin Hastings and Look North news anchor, Harry Gration. The award events take place on 9 July in Stirling, 22 July in Leeds and 31 July in Reading.
Headline sponsor of the awards is Alexander Dennis Ltd. Colin Robertson, Chief Executive of ADL, said, ‘Alexander Dennis Limited is delighted to be supporting the First UK Bus Excellence Awards. We’re looking forward to meeting and engaging with the people who influence our design, engineering and product development initiatives. The feedback we receive from those who are at the sharp end of the transport industry is invaluable. We also appreciate that the First team – right across the country – takes as much pride and satisfaction in running and driving our vehicles, as we do in building them for a business that is at the forefront of the industry.’