Leger’s Driver and Crew of the Year awards

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Operator celebrates its best coach tour drivers with award ceremony

Escorted tour operator, Leger Holidays, held its Driver and Crew of the Year awards on January 20.

The event took place at Vascos in Wickersley, near Rotherham, and celebrated the hard work put in by coach tour drivers for the firm. The winners are selected by the customers and staff of Leger Holidays through a combination of criteria.

Results were announced for both 2013 and 2014. The full list of winners is:

Driver of the Year 2013

  • Winner: Stuart Darby of Hardings Travel
  • 1st Runner up: Tony Herring of Winns Coaches
  • 2nd Runner up: Phil Hayton of Winns Coaches

Crew of the Year 2013

  • Winners: Stuart Darby and Ralph Barber of Hardings Travel
  • Runners up: Phil Hayton and Margaret Hayton of Winns Coaches

Driver of the Year 2014

  • Winner: Tony Herring of Winns Coaches
  • 1st Runner up: Stuart Darby of Hardings Travel
  • 2nd Runner up Peter Howison of Chiltern Travel

Crew of the Year 2014

  • Winners: Tony Herring and John Herring of Winns Coaches
  • Runners Up: Peter Howison and Sandra Meehan Howison of Chiltern Travel

Winners were presented with a crystal award, certificate and cheque by Ian Henry, Managing Director of Leger Holidays.

Ian said: “We get so many complementary letters and emails about our members of staff – they really do go above and beyond the call of duty. Having a good tour driver can make or break a holiday – they are vital in terms of ensuring the holiday goes smoothly, but also for bringing a destination to life.

“It is important to make sure they know how valued they are, which is why we have been running the awards for 10 years. Congratulations to all of the well-deserved winners and runners up and indeed to everyone who came along – they’re all winners to us – and our customers.”

Commenting on this awards, Tony Herring said: “We are delighted to have won the awards for both Driver of the Year and Crew of the Year 2014, from such a prestigious and award-winning company like Leger, which has some of the industry’s leading tour crews. We feel really privileged to be part of a great team and would also like to say a huge thank you to Winns Coaches.”