2018 Go South Coast’s Bus Driver of the Year regional heat

Tuesday, June 05 2018

A Unilink win at our Bus Driver of the Year competition regional heat!

Last Sunday, June 3rd, saw the 2018 Go South Coast Bus Driver of the Year regional heat take place at the Salisbury Livestock Market.

An impressive turn out of 24 contestants from throughout the Go South Coast family, which includes Unilink, took part and it was safe to say the competition was fierce and the stakes were high. Drivers were testing their skills while judges scored them based on a range of criteria - including professionalism at work and stand out skills during manoeuvres.

We were thrilled with the dedication and talent that was present throughout the competition on Sunday and that not only did the contestants do the company proud, but they also did themselves proud. And that talent and dedication paid off for Unilink, as 2 of the top 5 spots were taken by our drivers.

“We are justifiably proud of our drivers across all Go South Coast operators, so the top five of this annual award have to be very special,” said managing director of Go South Coast, Andrew Wickham.

The top five drivers from Go South Coast will be put forward to take part in a national awards event, due to take place in Blackpool later this year.

Winner Dominic, has worked for Unilink for nearly 6 years. This year was his first time competing in the Bus Driver of the Year competition received a very impressive score of 460. He is due to marry fellow Unilink driver Becky next year, they are looking to spend Dominic's prize of £1000 on a holiday. 

The Top 5 who will go on to compete in the National final in Blackpool are:

 

1st place

Dominic Carter - Unilink

 

 

2nd place

Matthew Curtis - Swindon

 

 

3rd place

Benjamin Ridgeway - Morebus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th place

Raj Vijayakumar - Bluestar

 

 

5th place

Kevin Green - Unilink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             
  

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