A Stagecoach bus driver from Hyde has won a place at the final of the annual Bus Driver of the Year competition after showcasing his skills in front of the judging panel at Ashton Depot last month.
Local bus driver Lee Collinson from Hyde, has won a place at the final of the Bus Driver of the Year 2017 competition and will represent Stagecoach Manchester against other bus service providers at the national final in September.
After showcasing his skills in front of the judging panel, Lee Collinson won his place in the final at the selection event held at the Ashton Depot last month.
Lee completed a theory test as well as undertaking a range of challenging manoeuvres including an obstacle course to take the top spots at the final.
Finalist Lee said, “I’m really looking forward to the finals next month, I was up against some really tough competition but getting through to the finals has made me even more determined to take the title of Bus Driver of the Year.”
Stagecoach Manchester managing director, Elisabeth Tasker said, “The enthusiasm and skills demonstrated by the entrants in this year’s competition is a real testament to the quality and professionalism of the drivers here at Stagecoach Manchester.
“We wish Lee the best of luck and look forward to hearing the results of the finals.”
The annual Bus Driver of the Year Awards finals will take place in Blackpool on 2nd and 3rd of September 2017.