Passenger Transport Team Drive Off with Top Accolade

Submitted by Amelia O'Hanlon | 05/03/2019

The Vertas Passenger Transport Team has scooped the prestigious Team of the Year title in the Vertas Making the Difference Staff Awards, beating off stiff competition from a record 340 employees nominated.

The newly crowned team was nominated by their line manager, Head of Passenger Transport and Fleet, Martyn Kenworth with the following commendation:

“The team has delivered consistently excellent home-to-school transport for children with special educational needs since May 2017, receiving positive feedback from children, parents and the school. The team of 43 drivers and passenger assistants cover 23 routes every day, ensuring every child gets to and from school safely.”

The ten winners and twenty runners up in the fourth annual Vertas Making the Difference Staff Awards were announced at a black-tie ceremony on Friday 1 March, when 180 guests gathered at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall in Suffolk.

The awards, which are fully-funded by sponsors such as technical services providers Imtech, set out to recognise the commitment of star employees within its 3,000-strong workforce. From 340 nominations the Vertas executive board made a shortlist of 30, three in each of the 10 categories. All finalists, accompanied by the colleague or client who nominated them, were invited to the award ceremony at Milsoms.

 Ian Surtees, Vertas Group Limited’s Chief Executive Officer, said:

“My congratulations go to the Passenger Transport Team and all the 2019 winners and finalists. I’m delighted with the record number of nominations this year, demonstrating how staff across the Group have embraced the awards, now in their fourth year. This team are unsung heroes who work brilliantly together to carry out such vital task transporting vulnerable young people and ensuring they get to and from school safely and consistently.”

The full list of winners and runners up can be found at on the Making the Difference Awards page.

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