Stagecoach has named the winners of this year’s Stars Awards, an annual awards event designed to recognise its shining stars and the employees who have delivered above and beyond.
Nominations were received from staff and customers, with 32 individuals and six teams shortlisted in the awards. The employee awards, now in their 11th year, recognise excellence over key areas including service to customers, safety, health and wellbeing, environment, community and innovation.
This year’s winners included a bus driver in Stroud who saved a person’s life after jumping into a canal to save a woman he had seen jumping off a bridge, and depot teams from Ecclesfield in Sheffield and Worksop in Nottinghamshire who worked together during the major floods of November 2019 to get services up and running again as quickly as possible for customers.
Employees were also recognised for looking after the health and wellbeing of colleagues, taking steps to make Stagecoach a greener company and creating new, innovative business ideas.
Winners at the event received a trophy and a cash prize and an overnight stay in Edinburgh with their guests.
Martin Griffiths, Chief Executive of Stagecoach, said: “As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, it’s important that we take time to recognise the huge contribution that our people make to keeping communities connected right across the UK.
“The standard of nominations this year was very high and it’s great to see the real enthusiasm and pride that our people have, and to hear true examples of people living our values day in day out. I would like to pass on my personal thanks and congratulations to everybody nominated, and of course our well-deserving winners.
“We are very proud to recognise so many Stagecoach heroes and champions at this year’s Stars Awards, however, we know the crucial role that all of our people right across our business play in delivering a great service for our customers.”
Stagecoach was proud to involve its partners and suppliers in this year’s awards. The awards sponsors for the Stagecoach Stars Awards 2020 were Blink, FCL Organisation, Herbert Smith Freehills, Bridgestone, Volvo, Scania, Grayson Thermal Systems, Voith, Optare, PSV Transport Systems, and Greenroad.