Oxford Bus Company Rewards Staff Excellence in Really Amazing Awards Night 2020

Feb 28 2020

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


Staff received awards in eight categories, recognising 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 nominated the winners, bar the Long Service Awards winners.


Oxford Bus Company, Managing Director, Phil Southall, said: “The Really Amazing Awards celebrates the enormous contribution our colleagues make to enable our group of companies 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.”


The Long Service Award celebrated a combined 260 years of service by eight colleagues, including coach builder Nigel Brown who was rewarded for 45 years continuous service.


Oxford Bus Company Customer Relations Officer Daiva Medisauskaite scooped the Customer Hero award for consistently going above and beyond for customers. Stuart Exler of the Oxford Bus Company Training School was awarded the Rising Star award for consistently pushing himself outside her comfort zone and learning new skills. While Tomasz Jasniak, Carousel Buses Engineering Supervisor won the Engineer of the Year accolade.


Kevan Flannagan, Oxford Bus Company Senior Control Duty Manager received the Unsung Hero of the Year gong and Pawel Polewski, Thames Travel Service Delivery Manager won the Manager of the Year award.


Oxford Bus Company driver Debbie Singleton scooped the Lifetime Star award and Demi Sellar received Star of the Year. Oxford Bus Company rota controllers David Lakeman and James Connor received the A Team award for excelling as a team in 2019.


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


Mr Southall said: “Our Really Amazing Awards ceremony goes from strength to strength every year. We have so many great people doing amazing work daily and it’s important to take the time to recognise and reward people who perform to the best of their abilities.”