Poole-based Go South Coast has scooped three major accolades in the highly-regarded UK Bus Awards
Praised for its excellent customer service, innovative use of technology, and for the high quality training and development it offers employees, the bus firm - which operates Morebus, Salisbury Reds, Bluestar (whose Eastleigh base was named Top National Bus Depot), Southern Vectis, Thamesdown Transport and Damory - has been named both Top Shire Operator and the top award - UK Bus Operator of the Year.
The announcement follows success for Go South Coast in the recent RouteOne bus awards - where it was named Large Bus Company of the Year.
“This is wonderful recognition of our team here at Go South Coast,” said managing director, Andrew Wickham. “Our focus, always, is on providing our customers with a high quality and reliable bus service.
“Giving visitors to the region the opportunity to leave their cars at home and simply enjoy the array of delights on offer here, is also high on our list of priorities. We provide an array of innovative on-board facilities - like free WiFi, USB charging points and contactless ticket payments - to ensure our buses are both comfortable and convenient.
“We won’t be resting on our laurels though,” added Andrew. “Go South Coast is fortunate to have a team of highly skilled and experienced professionals - and every one of them is motivated to further enhancing the services we offer here.
“I’d like to congratulate all those who have contributed to an incredibly successful year. A massive thank you to my 1,900 colleagues. They made these wins possible.
The UK Bus Awards scheme was founded in 1996. It was designed to develop further the Bus Good Practice Awards - which were set up by the Association of Metropolitan Authorities in 1991.