Swindon's Bus Company named UK Bus Operator of the Year

Wednesday, November 22 2017

We are bursting with pride as we celebrate huge wins at the prestigious industry awards, UK Bus Awards on Tuesday. Our parent company, Poole-based Go South Coast, who operate bus brands such as morebus, UNIBUS, Damory, Bluestar, Uni-link, Salisbury Reds, Southern Vectis and Swindon’s Bus Company, scooped three major accolades

We were praised for our excellent customer service, innovative use of technology, and for the high quality training and development we offers employees, and as a result we were named both Top Shire Operator and awarded the big award, UK Bus Operator of the Year.

The announcement follows success for us in the recent RouteOne bus awards - where we were also named Large Bus Company of the Year. 

“This is wonderful recognition of our team here at Go South Coast,” said managing director, Andrew Wickham. “Our focus, always, is on providing our customers with a high quality and reliable bus service.

“Giving visitors to the region the opportunity to leave their cars at home and simply enjoy the array of delights on offer here, is also high on our list of priorities. We provide an array of innovative on-board facilities - like free WiFi, USB charging points and contactless ticket payments - to ensure our buses are both comfortable and convenient. 

“We won’t be resting on our laurels though,” added Andrew. “Go South Coast is fortunate to have a team of highly skilled and experienced professionals - and every one of them is motivated to further enhancing the services we offer here.

“I’d like to congratulate all those who have contributed to an incredibly successful year. A massive thank you to my 1,900 colleagues. They made these wins possible.”

The UK Bus Awards scheme was founded in 1996. It was designed to develop further the Bus Good Practice Awards - which were set up by the Association of Metropolitan Authorities in 1991. 


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