Take Advantage of January Ticket Offer says First Bus National Award Finalist

Take Advantage of January Ticket Offer says First Bus National Award Finalist

First Greater Manchester's Employee Director and National Employee Engagement Award Finalist, Tony Clegg, is encouraging First bus customers to take advantage of the remaining days of January's free travel offer.

First Manchester customers are able to buy 12 trips for the price of ten when using the First Bus m-ticket app until 31st January 2016. Valid when purchasing a ten-trip ticket for £20, the offer means customers can get an extra two journeys for free. The campaign aims to reward regular passengers during January and also inspire people who currently don’t travel by bus to consider making it one of their resolutions in 2016.

The mTicket App is easy to use and is available for free via the App Store and Google Play. Customers simply download the app, register, select from a variety of tickets and navigate the secure payment system. Once the payment section is complete, bus tickets live in a virtual wallet ready for the customer to show the driver. Repeat users need only select the required ticket and confirm their debit/credit card’s security code.

Promoting the last few days of the special offer is Bolton Bus driver and Employee Director Tony Clegg who is a Finalist for the Unsung Hero award at the 2016 National Employee Engagement Awards. The Awards are recognised as the UK’s most important event for celebrating and recognising the very best people focused organisations. Tony, aged 39 and from Lostock, Bolton has been recognised for his work in involving all employees more in the business and providing valuable two-way feedback. He even set up his own blog – the first in First Bus!

Tony, who has been a driver for First Bus for nearly eight years, said: “I’m really enjoying the Employee Director role which has helped me work closely with all levels of staff as well as supporting customer ticket offers such as this 12 for 10 January bargain.

“It’s a privilege be part of the First Manchester Board and act as a voice for all my colleagues. I’ve tried to bring a new dimension to the role, including the introduction of my blog, which seems to be quite popular with colleagues. I’m surprised but delighted to have been nominated for a national award.”

Head of Commercial for First Greater Manchester, Ian Humphreys said, ““Customers are welcoming the convenience of using mobile ticketing and with our 12 for 10 January offer they can also take advantage of an extra two journeys for free.”

“I’m delighted that Tony has been recognised externally at the Employee Engagement Awards. We’re really focused at First Greater Manchester on improving engagement with our employees and I’m therefore very pleased he’s in the running for such a high profile national award.”

This is the second year running First Greater Manchester has been tipped for success at the prestigious awards event. Last year Joanna Spagnol, Team Performance Manager at First Manchester, won the Unsung Hero Award.

The 2016 Employee Engagement Awards will be held this evening in central London and we shall find out the winners tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

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