An updated set of categories is among the changes set to be put in place in the 2018 edition of the UK Coach Awards. The revised approach follows completion of two months of research and consultation, which concluded with the third annual Stakeholders’ Meeting held recently. This will be the tenth annual competition. The awards will remain dedicated to coach operators and their staff in 2018, once more emphasising the categories for the industry’s people. Nominations will open during July, and the closing date will be at the end of January. Judging will take place in February, and the announcement of the finalists is expected in early March.
UK Coach Awards Chairman, John Gilbert, said: “Our customers demand improved quality both in terms of vehicles and staff. We also work in a very competitive environment where we have to deliver top level service at competitive prices every time. We cannot meet these demands without good business organisation and excellent staff and to retain good staff, we need to recognise and reward them. That this is why I believe that the UK Coach Awards have a major part to play, helping to recognise excellence amongst operators, business innovation, managers, staff and operating crews.
Please start thinking now about who you can put forward for an award in 2018, and encourage your fellow operators to participate. As a previous award winner myself, I know how proud people feel. To be recognised in this way really is a great motivator.”
The Annual Presentation Ceremony will once again be held in the north west of England, taking place on 11 May 2018. Further details next month.