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Stagecoach recognises employees at annual Champions Awards

For the seventh year, bus operator Stagecoach has recognised their outstanding employees at their annual Champions Awards.

shutterstock_270377375Staff members were celebrated in six areas — Safety, Health, Community, Customer Service, Environment and Innovation — and from both bus and rail businesses in the UK and North America. Presented by TV personality Ferne McCann, each of the winners received a trophy, a cash prize and a two-night stay in London for the award ceremony. There were three winners from each category, as well as two special awards.

The special awards went to Bethany Sourds, an On-Board Customer Service Assistant for Virgin Trains East Coast, and the Safety Engagement Project Team.

Bethany received her award for springing into action when a train caught fire, ensuring the wellbeing of customers.

The Safety Engagement Project Team received their award for creating manager safety awareness workshops, which use staged scenarios to underline the potential consequences of an accident and how to prevent them from happening.

The awards were established in recognition of those employees who go the extra mile and continually strive for excellence. Over the past seven years, more than 150 Stagecoach employees have been recognised at the awards ceremony.

Speaking about the event, Chief Executive of the Stagecoach Group, Martin Griffiths, said: “We have a fantastic team of almost 40,000 employees across Stagecoach and our Champions Awards are about celebrating those who have delivered above and beyond expectations over the past year.

“From the UK to North America, from bus to rail, and from background teams to frontline workers, we are delighted to have honoured the exceptional people who make a real difference to our business and to our customers every day.

“I would like to offer huge congratulations to all of our Champions and say thanks to them for the part they play in delivering high-quality services to our passengers.”