A mad night for awards
The MAD Award ceremony honoured Arriva Yorkshire employees who have made a big difference to the business, their colleagues and passengers.
Nigel Featham, managing director for Arriva Yorkshire, said: “We always strive to provide the very best bus service for our passengers and it’s our employees and their efforts that make this possible. We were overwhelmed with the record number of entries that we had this year, and what makes these awards even more special is that all nominations are made by colleagues. We are really proud of everyone who was nominated, shortlisted and of course of those that won.”
Help for Heroes
The Rt. Worshipful the Mayor of the City of Wakefield Metropolitan District, Cllr. Ros Lund was also in attendance at the ceremony and she presented Kevin Mitchell, a representative for Help for Heroes, with a cheque for £3,100. This was raised by a group of employees who earlier this month walked the 254 bus route – covering a total of 27 miles.
A raffle held on the night also raised over £1,000 for Help for Heroes.
The winners are as follows:
Employee of the Year - Alan Wood, Wakefield Depot
Safety Award - Driver Training Team, Head Office Wakefield
The Community Award, sponsored by Wrightbus - Arriva Angels – Heckmondwike, Castleford & Wakefield
Work Colleague of the Year - John Grayson, Heckmondwike Depot
Eco Drivers of the Year, sponsored by 21st Century - Chris Halloran Selby Depot, Darryl Sharpe Wakefield Depot, Nigel Bastow Castleford Depot, Ken Wood Dewsbury Depot, Keith Blackburn Heckmondwike Depot
Outstanding Achievement Through Learning - Garry Broadhead, Wakefield Depot
Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Parkeon - Kevin Pyne and Robin Hutton, Heckmondwike Depot
Team of the Year - Dewsbury Depot
Unsung Hero, sponsored by PSV Transport Systems - Andy Slater, Leeds Bus Station
The Ultimate Knight of the Road - Linda Moss, Castleford Depot
Lifetime Achievement Award - Rita Kendrick, Heckmondwike Depot
Unite Recognition Award, sponsored by Unite -TULR Team: Mark Sanderson Dewsbury Depot, Patrick Lilleyman Dewsbury Depot, Mick Cording Castleford Depot, Dorian Masters Selby Depot, Mark Burke Wakefield Depot, Steve Moore Heckmondwike Depot
Special Recognition Awards - Shared Services Head Office Wakefield, Ken Fixter Head Office Wakefield, Craig McKay Castleford Depot