UKBA announces plans for 2017

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More than 650 industry professionals attended last year’s ceremony, which was held London’s Southbank Ballroom. CLIVE SHERLOCK

The UK Bus Awards Management Committee has announced the key dates for the 2017 competition and a change of venue for the Annual Presentation Ceremony.

Nominations for this year’s contest will open during the last week of March, and close on Friday June 9. The deadline for the Top National Bus Driver contest will be Friday June 30 in order to allow for information on public nominations to be collected from employers.

Judging will, as usual, take place during July and early August, with the 2017 finalists announced at an event scheduled to take place during week commencing October 9 – full details will be announced shortly.

The winners will be announced at the 22nd Annual Presentation Ceremony, which will take place on Tuesday November 21 at The Troxy situated on Commercial Road, between the City and Docklands.