FirstGroup Scottish award success

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FirstGroup Scottish award success FirstGroup picked up three awards at the Scottish Transport Awards on June 14 in Glasgow.

ScotRail took two awards including the much coveted, ‘Public Transport Operator of the Year’. In addition Perth based train driver, Ricky McLeod, who has never been sick, late or involved in an operational incident in a career spanning three decades, collected Frontline Employee of the Year.

First Aberdeen won the ‘Transport Team/Partnership of the Year’ for its modern learning centre, where staff can develop basic or advanced skills, including literacy and numeracy.

Tim O’Toole, FirstGroup CEO, said: “It was a tremendous night for FirstGroup. These awards reflect the quality, commitment and hard work of our staff across all our Scottish operations.

“I am particularly pleased ScotRail won Public Transport Operator of the Year. Its performance goes from strength to strength and it’s carrying more passengers and running more services than ever before.”

There was reason for double celebration at ScotRail, as it also scooped two prizes at the Network Rail Partnership Awards.

It won the Sustainable Excellence title for environmental performance during 2011/12 and the Investing in People Award for its staff training and development schemes.