As an AGTO member, we're delighted to welcome you to the UK Coach Awards website.
Here, you can help us to identify excellence and good practice, by nominating your favourite coach companies and their staff for an award - a great pat on the back for people who've looked after you!
How to nominate
- Tell us about your favourite coach company and/or driver: you can do this either by
- Filling in a nomination form - all are downloadable from this website, or
- Nominating online - a quick and easy form on the website and it's done - just click the buttons below!
Want to know more?
- Check out the rest of our website - it's packed full of information about the awards, including categories and criteria, previous results and images of the winners.
- Look up our frequently asked questions, which will tell you more about the awards.
- And finally... let us have your nominations by our closing date
Friday 15 December 2017
In launching the UK Coach Awards, we were determined to bring the proven techniques we had used in the UK Bus Awards since 1996 to the world of coaching: the involvement of customers, impartial expert judging, and checking out what actually happens on the ground.
The authentic voice of the customer – the people who use operators and drivers month in and month out – is an essential part of what we’re about. It's so important that we've produced a special leaflet for group organisers and industry customers, to explain the Awards from a customer viewpoint (click HERE or on the leaflet cover to view/download).
As a group organiser, you are right at the sharp end, coping with things that go wrong, and dealing with sales staff on a regular basis to get quotes and the myriad of other details which go into making a perfect day out or longer trip.
Do your operators help? Are they really there for you in the all-important preparation phase? And above all of course, do they deliver on the day – bang on time, immaculately clean, superbly maintained and of the highest quality that your members and customers demand?
You know all about what makes a good coach driver – identifying for us the members of staff who have that very special combination of personality, professional skills and attitude that delivers a really special journey to your customers.
So we really want to hear from you: tell us all about your favourite operators and what they do for you and your members – both when things go right and how they cope if they don’t. And about your favourite driver too – the one whose talent, skill and personality really make your coach journeys or holidays extra special.
If you tell us, we can reward them with a pat on the back, tell others about their skill and dedication, and inspire the next generation of managers and drivers about how to do the job really well.
That’s the way to ensure that we really do spread the quality message to more operators and more people – which means that, ultimately, we’re all winners!