Burntwood engineer scoops top national award and dedicates it to teammates

Arriva’s Cedric Dalton and his team are celebrating after he scooped an Engineer of the Year title.

Cedric, who lives in Burntwood, was awarded the title for small and medium operators (up to 150 vehicles) at the industry’s Route One awards ceremony in Birmingham.

He has worked as an engineer for nearly 40 years and at Tamworth depot in Aldersgate for 16 years.

Cedric is responsible for keeping the depot’s fleet of 42 buses on the road.

He said: “I’m elated with this award and proud of the recognition Team Tamworth is getting.

“It’s a real honour and I’m delighted to have been recognised in this way. The work is challenging and no two days are the same so it’s vital we pull together as a team.”

Route One’s judges’ statement said: “Our winner stood out because he impressed with his ability to appreciate and respond to the wider issues affecting coach and bus engineering.”

Tamworth’s manager Alistair Timmis has been shortlisted for the Young Manager of the Year and Tamworth depot has been shortlisted for Depot of the Year at the UK Bus Awards on November 23.

Arriva Shrewsbury’s Peter Graybrook was also shortlisted among the finalists in the category.

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Photo caption – Cedric Dalton at the Tamworth depot with his awards