Local Bus Operator up for Two Awards

Staff at National Express West Midlands are celebrating after the firm was named a finalist in two categories of a prestigious national award.

The firm has been shortlisted in the ’employee engagement’ and the ‘innovation in sustainability and society’ categories of the UK Excellence Awards.

The news comes after two of the company’s programmes – ‘Health Bus’ and ‘Youth Promise’ – were praised by the award’s judges.

Health Bus, a purpose-built mobile bus complete with a fully trained nurse, visits National Express garages and offers free health advice to the company’s employees.

Since it was launched three years ago, more than 5,000 of the firm’s staff have boarded the bus.

The company’s commitment to giving young people work experience opportunities, as well as staff volunteering and charity fundraising efforts, have also been recognised.

Tom Stables, the managing director of National Express UK, said: “I’m very proud that we’ve been shortlisted in these two categories.

“It’s recognition of the huge efforts we make to fulfil our company values of looking after not only our own people but also the communities we serve.”

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