Environmental campaigns, cleanliness and community involvement clinches award
Last Wednesday, Stagecoach Manchester was named Large Bus Operator of the Year at the Route One Operator Excellence Awards, which took place at The Hilton Hotel in Birmingham. It triumphed over competition from across the country to win the coveted prize, which recognises its dedication to offering passengers the best possible service, in terms of reliability, value, frequency and cleanliness.
It was acknowledged for its environmental commitments, such as reducing carbon emissions, recycling waste and its internal programmes. The latter engages and encourages staff to support Stagecoach’s wider environmental initiatives. Six other companies with 101 vehicles or more were nominated for the award, with Stagecoach Manchester selected by a panel of judges, comprising of experienced industry experts.
Christopher Bowles, managing director of Stagecoach Manchester, said: “To be recognised by our peers is a reflection of everyone’s hard work and dedication. We strive to ensure that our passengers receive the best possible service, which includes offering a greener, cleaner journey.
“The hard work of individuals at Stagecoach Manchester has also been recognised at the awards, with engineering director, Peter Sumner, being nominated in the Bus Engineer of the Year category at the awards.
“We look forward to continuing our success in 2013 and further improving our service offering, which includes launching 40 more eco-friendly hybrid buses.”
S.V., 09 November 2012.