Three bus drivers from the Borough have been shortlisted for the North-West region to win the prestigious ‘Driver of the Year’ accolade where drivers from across the country will go head to head to win the annual award presented by Arriva.
The nominations come after Arriva launched a regional search asking customers to nominate a driver who has demonstrated outstanding customer care.
Following the regional search, Alan Pedley, Steve Pugh and Brian Horwood, will now compete against other Arriva bus drivers to win the distinguished title of ‘Driver of the Year’.
The award, which will be presented at a gala dinner in April, is given as part of Arriva’s annual ‘Made a Difference’ Awards, and is presented to those in recognition of their dedication and willingness to go the extra mile over the course of the last 12 months.
Alan, 54, from Newton-Le-Willows, who has been at the Company for just over two years, said “I would like to thank everyone who voted for me, your nominations mean a great deal to me and I feel honoured to have got this far. I work with a lot of great drivers so it’s a real privilege to see that my passengers have noticed all of the hard work I put into the job.”
Steve, 54, from St Helens, who has been at the company for three and a half years said “I would like to thank everyone who voted for me, your nominations mean a great deal to me and I feel honoured to have got this far.”
Brian, 46, from St Helens, who has been at the company for 25 years said “I work with a lot of great drivers so it’s a real privilege to see that my passengers have noticed all of the hard work I put into the job.”
Cora Woodhouse, Arriva marketing director said “We strive to deliver excellent customer service, therefore, it is important to us that we make sure those staff members that are going above and beyond are being recognised and rewarded.
“Once again, it has been great to see the outstanding number of nominations we received, we thoroughly enjoyed reading all of the positive efforts from our bus drivers, and we have appreciated hearing the views of our customers.”
The public vote closes on 18th March. From this vote the driver with the highest number of votes in each region will attend the awards ceremony in April as a finalist to win the coveted Driver of the Year title.
To vote for these local driver please visit arrivabus.co.uk/doty