Stagecoach Manchester Celebrates Six Spots on UK Bus Awards Shortlist

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Stagecoach Manchester has been named as a finalist in this year’s UK Bus Awards, due to be held in London next month. The company is up for six different accolades across five categories including Top City Operator and Top National Bus Depot to name a few.

    The company is up for six different accolades across five categories:

  • Top City Operator
  • Top National Bus Depot
  • Engineer of the Year
  • Young Manager of the Year
  • Top National Bus Driver

Stagecoach Manchester is the only company to have two employees nominated in the Top National Bus Driver category, with Joanne Morgan and Steven Irvine both standing out from thousands of bus drivers nationwide to be named in the final eight.

Joanne and Steven, from the Sharston and Hyde Road depots, demonstrate outstanding customer service and commitment to doing whatever is necessary to help passengers have the very best journey.

Stagecoach Manchester is also nominated for the coveted prizes of Top National Bus Depot and Top City Operator. Having already won the bronze award in the Top City Operator category last year, Stagecoach Manchester is now hoping to bring home the gold in 2018.

Elsewhere, Ben Coghlan, who works at Stagecoach Manchester’s Stockport depot, has been shortlisted in the Engineer of the Year and Young Manager of the Year categories.

Elisabeth Tasker, managing director for Stagecoach Manchester, commented: “At Stagecoach Manchester, we’re always looking for ways we can make our customer experience even better. Everything we do has the people we serve in mind, from increasing our range of payment methods to making services more convenient.

“This is a fifth time in six years that Stagecoach Manchester has been named as a finalist in the Top City Operator category, which just goes to show how committed we are to enhancing our services.

“The individual nominations for Joanne, Steven and Ben are a testament to the hard work and dedication of all of our staff. Our team are committed to giving customers the best possible service at all times, and I’m pleased this has been recognised by organisers of the UK Bus Awards.”

Winners of the UK Bus Awards will be announced at a presentation ceremony on Tuesday 20th November. To find out more about Stagecoach Manchester, please visit their website at

Tom Harrison

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