Daniel Duffy named top in Go South Coast Bus Driver of the Year awards

1 month ago Fri 27th May 2022

 

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After competing against colleagues from sister operations in the south, we are incredibly proud to announce that one of our drivers Daniel Duffy has been named top driver at this years Go South Coast Driver or the Year awards. 

Some of the other drivers Daniel was up against, included the cream of the crop from Bluestar and Unilink in Southampton, Morebus and Unibus in Dorset, Swindon’s Bus Company, and Southern Vectis, on the Isle of Wight. Judges based their decision on a range of criteria - including drivers’ professionalism at work and stand-out skills during manoeuvres at a special event at Salisbury’s livestock market.

“We are justifiably proud of our drivers across all Go South Coast operators, so the winner of this annual award has to be something very special,” said our operations director, David Lee-Kong. “I’m very pleased for Daniel. He has placed higher than any other Go South Coast driver in this competition, and that is an  amazing achievement. This reflects, not only of the quality of his driving - but also the fantastic service he gives to passengers across Wiltshire. I am very much looking forward to seeing that continue over the coming year.”

Daniel has held his licence for 20 years and has been making an impression amongst colleagues and passengers ever since. He added: “This was an incredibly challenging event, and I was up against some excellent colleagues. I’m really happy to have come out on top. It’s great to get this kind of recognition.”

Also placing well were colleagues David Grantins from Morebus in second place, Vinod Ramachandran, from Bluestar, in third place, Barry Walker from Salisbury Reds in forth, and Rob Lovell from Unilink in Southampton, who was placed fifth overall.

The top five Go South Coast drivers will be put forward to take part in the national Bus Driver of the Year final, due to take place in Blackpool in October this year.