Oxford Bus Company celebrates its Golden Spanner

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The Oxford Bus Company (OBC) is among those awarded the National Express ‘Golden Spanner’ award after excelling in an annual engineering audit for the second year in a row. External inspectors praised OBC’s engineers for achieving exceptional standards – including good quality inspections and minimal breakdowns.

OBC runs the 737 Oxford to Cambridge via Luton and Stansted Airport service on behalf of National Express. The 2019 Golden Spanner award comes after Oxford Bus Company was awarded the same accolade in 2018 at the National Express network operator awards. OBC was also shortlisted for the most improved operator in 2019.

Paul Hennigan, Service Delivery Director at OBC, said: “We are proud to have been judged to have maintained our exceptional standards again. To have retained this respected award is testament to the hard work and dedication of the excellent engineering team we have.”

Managing Director, Phil Southall, added: “We consistently strive for excellence across the entire business and the engineering team are a superb example of this. It is fantastic to receive such an accolade and our talented team fully deserve the continued recognition for maintaining such high standards.”