Oxford Bus Company Rewards Staff Excellence in Really Amazing Awards Night 2019

Mar 04 2019

The Oxford Bus Company celebrated the achievements of its staff in its annual ‘The Really Amazing Awards’ ceremony at the prestigious Ashmolean Sculpture Gallery.


Staff scooped the coveted awards in eight categories, rewarding long service and exceptional performance by teams and individuals in the Oxford Bus Company and sister companies Thames Travel,

Carousel and Oxford City Sightseeing. Colleagues directly nominated the winners, bar the Long Service Awards winners, and these were narrowed down to a shortlist of three in each category in advance of the evening.


Oxford Bus Company, Managing Director, Phil Southall, said:

“The event is all about recognising and celebrating the people who have done really amazing work throughout the year to enable us to deliver an exceptional service to our passengers daily. It is also an opportunity to recognise colleagues who have given a significant number of years-service to the company. It was fantastic to hold the event at the iconic Ashmolean, further a growing partnership between the museum and Oxford City SightSeeing.”


The Long Service Award celebrated a combined 325 years of service by ten colleagues and Mohammed Faradoon was rewarded for a remarkable 50 years services. Ken Edwards was awarded Star of the Year, an award chosen from the Star of the Month awards from 2018. Oxford Bus Company Travel Shop Assistant Sharon Palfreeman was awarded Customer Hero for consistently going above and beyond for customers. While Andy Seeney received the Health, Safety and Well-being award.


Night Control Duty Manager Robin Farmer received the Unsung Hero award and PickMeUp driver Dennis O’Keefe won the Embracing Innovation gong. Carousel Service Controller Paul Knight scooped the Rising Star accolade, for consistently pushing herself outside her comfort zone and learning new skills. Carousel Service Controllers won the A Team award for excelling as a team across 2018.

The night was hosted by Oxford Bus Company Managing Director, Phil Southall and comedian Mark Dolan. Go-Ahead Group CEO David Brown attended the event and gave a welcome speech.

Mr Southall said:

“This was our second Really Amazing Awards ceremony and it’s going from strength to strength. We have so many great people doing amazing work daily and it’s important that we recognise and reward people who perform to the best of their abilities.”