Nominations open for 2013 UK Coach Awards

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Nominations for the UK Coach Awards (UKCA) have opened and close on December 7. The results will be announced at the Annual Presentation Ceremony, to be held at the UK Coach Rally and Awards weekend over April 20-21.

Categories for 2013 include Making Coaches a Better Choice and a Young Coach Industry Professional Award. The categories cover the full range of services provided by and for coach firms and their passengers. There are prizes for industry people, for excellence in coach operation and management, in coach friendliness by attractions and local authorities. Suppliers of services for passengers, such as catering and venue ticketing, are also recognised.

In a new development, awards will be made to the Coach Destination of the Year, chosen from the winners of the four awards for Coach Friendliness, and the Coach Passenger Service Provider of the Year, chosen from the winners of the four awards for best service provider.

UKCA Chairman Allan Edmondson said: “The scheme is designed to recognise and reward excellence, original thinking and innovation. That way, we can promise taking home a UK Coach Award really is a badge of achievement.”

Visit the UKCA site at www.ukcoachawards.co.uk