Sunday, 13 April 2014

UK Coach Awards 2014

The 6th annual UK Coach Awards were held at the Piccadilly Hotel Manchester on Thursday 10 April.

The results are shown below

 BBC weather presenter 
Carol Kirkwood 
presented the awards
Award for Support Staff
  • Gold Award: Matthew Herbert, Shearings Holidays
  • Silver Award: David Bennallack, Excelsior Coaches

Award for Customer Service

  • Gold Award: Denise Fry, Woods Travel
  • Silver Award: Lisa Popely, Jay & Kay Coach Tours

Top UK Coach Driver

  • Gold Award: Andy Daw, Johnsons Coaches
  • Silver Award: Michael Sinclair, Reays Coaches Ltd
  • Bronze Award: Paul Smythe, Woods Travel
  • Highly Commended:
    • James Dearden, Anthony's Travel
    • Geoff Singer, Lawton's Executive Coaches

Unsung Heroes Award

  • Gold Award: Golam Rabbani, National Express
  • UKCA Special Commendation for Outstanding Service:
    • Lewis Jacklin, Johnsons Coaches
    • Paul Turner, National Express

Engineer of the Year

  • Gold Award: Richard Ball, National Express

Services to the Coach Industry

  • Gold Award: Selwyn Jones, Selwyns Travel

Young Coach Industry Professional

  • Gold Award: Paul Godwin, Travel de Courcey

Top Large Fleet Operator

  • Gold Award: The Kings Ferry
  • Silver Award: National Express
  • Bronze Award: Shearings Holidays
  • Highly Commended: Reays Coaches

Top Medium Fleet Operator

  • Gold Award: Excelsior Coaches
  • Silver Award: Maynes Coaches (Maynes of Buckie)
  • Bronze Award: Johnsons Coach & Bus Travel
  • Highly Commended
    • Anthony's Travel
    • DJ Coaches

Top Small Fleet Operator

  • Gold Award: Woods Travel
  • Silver Award: Tynedale Group Travel
  • Bronze Award: G-Line Holidays
  • Highly Commended:
    • Jay & Kay Coach Tours
    • Lawton's Executive Coaches

UK Coach Operator of the Year

  • Gold Award: The Kings Ferry

Technical and Professional Awards

Coach Marketing -

Larger Operators:
  • Gold Award: Stagecoach Group plc, for Megabus UK
  • Silver Award: National Express for Instant Getaways
  • Bronze Award: Shearings Holidays, for “Keep Making Memories”
  • Highly Commended: National Express for Military Partnership
Small & Medium Enterprises
  • Gold Award: Johnsons Coach & Bus Travel, for Summer 2014 Brochure Launch
  • Silver Award: Greys of Ely, for Viral Social Media
  • Bronze Award: Anthony's Travel, for Promotion and Brand Awareness

Coach Travel Programme

  • Gold Award: Johnsons Coach Travel
  • Silver Award: Shearings Holidays, Grand Tourer
  • Bronze Award: Edwards Coach Holidays
  • Judges Special Commendation: NMC Tours Ltd (Gardiners NMC)

Making Coaches a Better Choice

  • Gold Award: National Express - Military Partnership
  • Silver Award: uTrack & The Kings Ferry - Dynamic RTI
  • Bronze Award: Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Christmas Markets

The ROSCO Award for Innovation in Road Safety

  • Gold Award: Anthony's Travel
  • Highly Commended: Hunts Coaches

Technology and Innovation Award


  • Gold Award: Stagecoach Group plc for megabusGold.com
  • Gold Award: uTrack & The Kings Ferry, for Dynamic RTI
  • Bronze Award: Gauntlet Group, Embracing Technology for Operators
More Information here on the UK Coach Awards website

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