UK Coach Awards 2015 kick off

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The ceremony will take place at the Manchester Mercure Piccadilly Hotel on April 23
The ceremony will take place at the Manchester Mercure Piccadilly Hotel on April 23

Nominations now open for popular competition

The seventh annual competition for the UK Coach Awards (UKCA) has officially gots underway, with an updated set of criteria, new promotional material and updated illustrations. Nominations are now open and can be submitted until December 5.
UKCA Chairman Allan Edmondson said: “The UK Coach Awards is the only national awards scheme dedicated solely to coach operators and their staff in all types of work. As with our hugely successful contest in 2014, our award categories reflect the diverse skills required to deliver high quality coach operations, not only through high-spec coaches and nice liveries, but also through excellent customer service. The right people really do make a difference and we are highlighting this again in our 2015 competition.
The categories are designed to cover as broad a spread of activities as possible, and to offer everybody involved both recognition for their efforts and inspiration for the future
Alan continued: “We’re therefore offering prizes for excellence in coach operation – with a special new contest for express services – and for a wide cross section of our people, including drivers, engineers, young professionals, customer-facing staff and support personnel. Meanwhile a range of technical and professional awards aims to recognise andreward the skills needed to deliver a successful and growing business.”
For 2015, the awards are maintaining their strong emphasis on getting nominations from the customers – particularly group organisers and tour operators who actually use coaches and know the operators and drivers who serve them best. However, the operating categories are once again open to self-nomination, as is done successfully for the UK Bus Awards.
Alan concluded: “This scheme is all about highlighting and extolling the skills, commitment and sheer hard work delivered every day by thousands of drivers, fitters, office staff and managers – all devoted to getting people where they want to go, giving them a safe and pleasant journey and a great time when they get there: we hope everybody will once again get on board with us.”
The Annual Presentation Ceremony will return to Manchester, taking place on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the Mercure Piccadilly Hotel.
More information is available from the UKCA website at