Welch wins First Aberdeen Bus Driver of the Year

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Jonathan Welch has been crowned First Aberdeen’s Bus Driver of the Year. He finished 22nd in UK BDoY. Jonathan, 29, began driving for First Aberdeen in 2005. “I’m incredibly proud to be First Aberdeen’s bus driver of the year,” he said. “And to have performed so well in the national finals was just as pleasing.

“To be able to drive for a living is fantastic. I love driving buses, in fact I love driving just about anything. On my days off, I generally go for a long drive in the car and explore the country.”

Duncan Cameron, Director and General Manager at First Aberdeen, said: “Jonathan’s Bus Driver of the Year title is richly deserved. His passion for driving buses is reflected in his skill as a bus driver and his enthusiasm for the job. All at First Aberdeen are extremely proud of his performance in the national BDoY finals.”

On October 18, Jonathan was meeting customers and shoppers at Union Square to help launch a new partnership with retailers which aims to encourage the use of public transport across the winter months. From October – January 2013, those travelling on First’s buses will be entitled to a range of exclusive discounts from selected retailers.