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George was thrilled by his win at the UK Coach Awards

Madaline Dunn caught up with Transport Supervisor George Docherty to talk about his recent win at the UK Coach Awards, and to find out how the Unsung Hero has got to where he is today

Fifty-five-year-old George Docherty started off his working life younger than most – at the age of eight to be exact. Beginning as an ice cream lad, ever the hardworking type, he worked his way up the ranks and eventually ended up fixing the ice cream vans. “I started off making the ice cream and then I was promoted to selling it,” said George. “After a time, I ended up working as a mechanic on the vans in the summer and got my hands dirty when the vehicles broke down,” he added.

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