Prais­ing ded­i­ca­tion of bus driver is just the ticket for awards night

Gloucestershire Echo - - BUSINESS -

DED­I­CATED bus driv­ers who go that ex­tra mile to care for their cus­tomers have been recog­nised in the fourth an­nual Stage­coach West Cus­tomer Ser­vice Awards.

They were picked af­ter the bus com­pany re­ceived more than 230 com­men­da­tions from cus­tomers who were im­pressed by the po­lite and help­ful at­ti­tude of the driv­ers.

The top award, Stage­coach West Cus­tomer Ser­vice Driver of the Year 2018, was pre­sented to Swin­don driver Gur­nam Singh at the spe­cial awards din­ner at the De Vere Cotswold Water Park Ho­tel.

To mark his out­stand­ing achieve­ment, Gur­nam’s pic­ture will now be dis­played on the back of one of the Swin­don buses.

Dubbed the “friendly and kind bus driver,” by his cus­tomers, Si­mon Crum­pler from Glouces­ter was pre­sented with the run­ner-up award.

Si­mon is happy to help cus­tomers with bus en­quiries and greets ev­ery pas­sen­ger with a bright and cheery hello.

He has been de­scribed as an “ab­so­lute trea­sure.”

Stage­coach West also pre­sented spe­cial Cus­tomer Ser­vice pin badges to driv­ers: Si­mon Turner, Swin­don; Nic­u­lae Lor­dache, Swin­don; Antony

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Quinn, Glouces­ter; An­gela Rams­den, Chel­tenham; Mike Davis, Stroud; To­masz Dudziak, Swin­don; Ben Davis, Chel­tenham; Daniel Mace, Stroud; Antony Whyte, Swin­don; Laurence Black­shaw, Chel­tenham; Krysztof Hry­hor­czuk, Chel­tenham; He­len West, Swin­don; Kryzysztof Ko­tas, Chel­tenham; Daniel Ir­win, Swin­don; Dawn Hodges, Chel­tenham; Peter Cox, Swin­don; Her­bie Nabassa, Swin­don and Am­ber King, Chel­tenham.

Back row: Mike Davis, Nic­u­lae Lor­dache, Danny Ir­win, Her­bie Nabassa, Antony Whyte, Krysztof Hry­hor­czuk, Am­ber King, An­gela Rams­den, Krzysztof Ko­tas; mid­dle row (left to right): Si­mon Turner, Si­mon Crum­pler, An­thony Quinn, Peter Cox, Ben Davis, Daniel Mace; front row: Gur­nam Singh, He­len West, To­masz Dudziak, Dawn Hodges and Laurence Black­shaw

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