UK Bus Awards shortlist announced
A record number of 96 finalists for the UK Bus Awards have been selected from over 400 plus nominations across the country. Following final judging and mystery traveller checks, the winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 18 November. The annual awards are now in their 19th year and recognise and reward the achievements of the bus industry. The shortlist includes nominations for all the major groups, as well as municipal and independent operators together with local authorities, PTEs, Combined Authorities and suppliers. Topping the list are Arriva and FirstGroup with 15 nominations each, while Go-Ahead has 11 and Stagecoach ten.
Chairman of the UK Bus Awards, Tony Depledge, said, ‘Yet again, this year’s entries embody the vibrant and creative spirit showcased by the UK Bus Awards Scheme and I’m delighted we have another year of strong competition. The judges have selected a superb range of entries for the final stages of the contest, where rising passenger numbers and satisfaction together with imaginative marketing initiatives, focused on listening to customers, have shone out.’
Visit www.ukbusawards.org.uk for more details of the awards.