Results Summary 2017

Awards for Industry People

Customer Service Award sponsored by Mistral

  • Winner, Gold Award: Julie Herbert, Carol Peters Travel
  • Specially Commended: Miriam Kent, Crosskeys Coaches
  • Specially Commended: Fiona Bucksey, Hythe and Waterside Coaches
  • Specially Commended: Jacqueline Withey, Hythe and Waterside Coaches

Top UK Coach Touring Driver

  • Winner, Gold Award: Adrian Waine, Pulham and Sons (Coaches)
  • Winner, Silver Award: Frank Turner, BusyBus
  • Winner, Bronze Award: Daryl Cooper, Shearings Holidays
  • Finalist: Scott Law, Blacks of Brechin
  • Finalist: Andy Snow, Carol Peters Travel
  • Finalist: Justin Roberts, Crosskeys Coaches
  • Finalist: Brian Davis, Motts Travel / Crusader Holidays
  • Finalist: Graham Hart, Mounts Bay Coaches

Top UK Express Driver

  • Winner, Gold Award: Gavin Francis, Oxford Tube
  • Finalist: Nicholas Mather, National Express
  • Finalist: Peter Jones, Oxford Tube
  • Finalist: Richard Pimm, Oxford Tube

Top UK Education Services Driver

  • Highly Commended: Peter Oakley, GSAL Transport

Unsung Heroes sponsored by Backhouse Jones

  • Winner, Gold Award: Joan Johnson, Johnsons Coaches
  • Winner, Silver Award: Ben Ingram, R S Tyrers

Young Coach Industry Professional sponsored by CILT UK

  • Winner, Gold Award: Richard Johnson, Whittles Coaches
  • Winner, Silver Award: Daniel Almond, R S Tyrers

Award for Services to the Coach Industry

  • Winner, Gold Award: Stuart Jones, Bus & Coach Buyer

Operating Awards

Top Express Operation

  • Winner, Gold Award: Express City Connect, Stagecoach East Scotland
  • Winner, Silver Award: Oxford Tube, Stagecoach in Oxfordshire
  • Winner, Bronze Award: , Oxford Bus Company

Top Large Fleet Operator sponsored by Evobus

  • Winner, Gold Award: The Kings Ferry
  • Winner, Silver Award: Shearings Holidays
  • Winner, Bronze Award: York Pullman Bus Company
  • Finalist: National Express

Top Medium Fleet Operator sponsored by Volvo and Thomas Hardie Commercials

  • Winner, Gold Award: Maynes Coaches
  • Winner, Silver Award: Reays Coaches
  • Winner, Bronze Award: Motts Travel / Crusader Holidays
  • Finalist: Crosskeys Coaches
  • Finalist: Tyrers Coaches

UK Coach Operator of the Year

  • Winner, Gold Award: Maynes Coaches
  • Winner, Silver Award: The Kings Ferry
  • Winner, Bronze Award: Anthony's Travel

Top Small Fleet Operator sponsored by CBW with Group Travel World

  • Winner, Gold Award: Anthony's Travel
  • Winner, Silver Award: Carol Peters Travel
  • Winner, Bronze Award: AW Eastons Coaches
  • Specially Commended: BusyBus
  • Finalist: Hythe and Waterside Coaches

Technical and Professional Awards

Coach Marketing Award sponsored by Bus & Coach Buyer

  • Winner, Gold Award: It's Time To Enjoy.... With Shearings Holidays!, Shearings Holidays
  • Winner, Silver Award: Express City Connect, Stagecoach East Scotland
  • Winner, Bronze Award: Galloway and AKA Working in Partnership, Galloway Coach Travel and AKA

Coach Travel Programme sponsored by Bus and Coach Professional

  • Winner, Gold Award: Shearings Holidays 2016 Travel Programme, Shearings Holidays
  • Winner, Silver Award: Britain & Europe by Coach 2017, Crusader Holidays
  • Winner, Bronze Award: Great Britain and Europe 2016 by Coach, Air and Sea, Epsom Coaches
  • Finalist: Day Breaks and Holidays - Coach Traveller Magazine, Bayliss Executive Travel
  • Finalist: Eastons 2017 Tour Programme, Eastons Holidays
  • Finalist: Door to Door, Ellen Smith Tours
  • Finalist: Quality Coach Holidays, Gardiners NMC

Innovation Award 

  • Winner, Gold Award: VUER infotainment, National Express
  • Winner, Silver Award: Driver Walk-around Check App, Distinctive Systems
  • Winner, Bronze Award: Fun in the Community, Carol Peters Travel
  • Finalist: ITrust Reviews, Epsom Coaches

Making Coaches a Better Choice

  • Winner, Gold Award: Gloucester Green Travel Shop, Waiting Lounge and Driver Rest Area, Oxford Bus Company
  • Winner, Silver Award: , McArthurGlen Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
  • Winner, Bronze Award: South West Falcon, Stagecoach South West
  • Finalist: , Carnforth Station Heritage Centre
  • Finalist: Express City Connect, Stagecoach East Scotland

Safety Innovation sponsored by ROSCO

  • Winner, Gold Award: Driver Walk-around Check App, Distinctive Systems
  • Winner, Silver Award: DriveCam, National Express
  • Winner, Bronze Award: Safety As Standard, Anthony's Travel


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