Dundee’s main bus operator, Xplore Dundee, has picked up a series of awards for safety, quality and community involvement at the National Express UK Bus Values Awards.
The local depot’s engineering team beat National Express’s ten other UK garages to win the coveted ‘Golden Spanner’ award for the high standard of its vehicle maintenance. Dundee was also runner up for Community Partnership of the Year, for donating the second highest amount to charity during 2016, raising £1927.15 for Cash for Kids and earning the charity partnership an extra prize of £500 to help children and young people across Tayside.
Xplore Dundee staff have also been recognised for their dedication to safety at the annual prizegiving which took place in Birmingham last week. Communications Manager Julianne Robertson received a Safety Award after helping to co-ordinate the production of an educational video about anti-social behaviour.
Health and Safety Co-ordinator Jo Burnett was given the Individual award for her contribution to Safety in the Bus Division, for showing unwavering commitment to safety and wellbeing at the site during her 24 years working with the company.
Jo, who’s set to retire next month, was delighted to receive the award from UK Bus Managing Director Peter Coates. She said: “I’m very proud to represent Dundee at these national awards and show what a great job our garage does of ensuring bus travel in Dundee is as safe as it can be for both our customers and staff. This role can be very challenging, but it’s extremely rewarding to know that I have helped improve the safety of everyone in our garage and on our buses.
Published 15th February 2017