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Chronological listing of press releases about the UK Coach Awards

Coach Awards judging gets under way

Organisers of April's combined UK Coach Rally & Awards have announced that judging of the Coach Awards element will be getting under way in mid-January. Over 170 nominations have been received across 18 award categories, with three weeks to go before the final closing date.

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Nominations open for 2013 awards

The glittering 2012 ceremonySearch is on to find the best in UK coaching for 2013

A call for coach operators and their customers to nominate people, companies and organisations who have excelled during the 2012 season has gone out from the organisers of the UK Coach Awards.

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Eden Project presented with trophy

Ian Smith with Carol Barnett and Laura Ward of the Eden ProjectStaff at the Eden Project in Cornwall have been presented with their trophy and certificate for the Most Coach Friendly Tourist Attraction, after winning the Award in April.

Ian Smith, Commercial Director of UK Coach Awards travelled to make the presentation. He presented the prizes to Carol Barrett, Group Bookings Coordinator and Laura Ward, Sales Coordinator of the Eden Project.

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Top driver receives his trophy

Top driver Billy Graham receives his trophy from UKCA director Chris CheekIt's better late than never for Billy Graham, winner of the 2012 prize for top UK Coach Driver.  Billy, who works for Durham coach firm Cochrane's, was away on tour on 19 April, the day of the Presentation Ceremony, so was unable to be present at the event to hear the news of his victory.

However, he has now received his trophy and certificate from UK Coach Awards director Chris Cheek, at Cochrane's offices in Peterlee, Country Durham.

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Charity Draw raises £1160

Charity partners Transaid raised a total of £1,160 from the charity draw at the 2012 Coach Awards presentation ceremony.

Describing it as "a really great result", Transaid's Marketing and Events Executive Aggie Krasnolucka-Hickman said, "Thank you ever so much for allowing Transaid to be the charity of the UK Coach Awards once again this year! It was a lovely evening and we were delighted to be a part of it. Thank you so much to all of you for your brilliant support to Transaid."

Further details of Transaid's work can be found at

Excellence in customer service recognised at 2012 Awards

Kings Ferry operations director Danny Elford (centre) collects the UK Coach Operator of the Year AwaedOver 60 individuals, companies and organisations across the UK coach and coach tourism industry were recognised and rewarded for their dedicated to great customer service at the Belmont International UK Coach Awards, which took place on Thursday 19 April 2012, at Manchester's famous Piccadilly Hotel.

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