A Celebration of Excellence in 2018
The presentation ceremony for the 10th annual UK Coach Awards will be held at Viva Blackpool, the highly rated Vegas-style venue in the heart of the resort, on Thursday 10 May 2018. The glittering ceremony will see the announcement of the winners of our Awards, covering the whole range of disciplines involved in planning, marketing and operating coach services.
All systems go for UK Coach Awards 2018!
New award for digital communication as UK Coach Awards mark tenth year
A new award recognising the importance of the internet, social media and other electronic communication has been announced as part of the UK Coach Awards competition for 2018. Entries opened this week for what is the tenth annual contest, and a new video was launched to help promote the scheme.
Key Dates for the 2018 scheme
The key dates for the 2018 awards scheme are summarised here. The events will follow a similar pattern to previous years, with public nominations closing in early December with further time for operators until 26 January.
Judging will take place during late January and early February, the short-list announcement will be in late February or early March, followed by the Presentation Ceremony on 10 May.
Independent Judging and How it Works
Independent, expert judging is a vital element of the 2018 UK Coach Awards, as it has been ever since they started in 2009, and its delivery is a key corporate objective for the company.
"It was a lesson we had applied from Day One in launching the UK Bus Awards in the mid 1990s," recalls UKCA director Chris Cheek. "If an award scheme is to have credibility, and the prizes are to be valued, then it is vital that entries are judged fairly and objectively against the agreed criteria by independent expert judges. We carried this over to the UK Coach Awards in 2009."
Key facts about UK Coach Awards
As the 2018 competition is now open, UKCA organisers thought it was a good time to emphasise the unique features of the scheme. So please remember that UK Coach Awards:
- is completely independent and is a not for profit company that exists solely to promote the coach industry in the UK
- is the only awards scheme that focuses solely on coach operators and their staff - providing an opportunity to recognise and reward people in all grades and disciplines
- guarantees that every nomination received will be assessed by a panel of independent judges using the published criteria for each category, without fear or favour
- offers unrivalled PR and marketing support to finalists, winners and the wider industry through its widely read website, regular video productions and an extensive social media programme.
Whatever size you firm is and whatever type of work you do, there’s a category that can help you - and an award that is worth winning. There are six good reasons for being involved in the UK Coach Awards for 2018 - read more about them here.