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Benchmark member crowned National Express Operator of the Year

Monday March 22, 2021

Stotts Coaches has been crowned National Express Operator of the Year for 2020.

The Huddersfield based family firm and a valued member of BUSK Benchmark, has been operating services on behalf of National Express for over ten years, including routes connecting Bradford, Leeds and London. Stotts beat off stiff competition from more than thirty other businesses to receive the top recognition in a virtual ceremony held last month.

The Operator of the Year category is based on the company's engineering and safety standards, operating performance and feedback from the customers they have carried. Consistently scoring over 95%, Stotts have been in the top ten operators every year for the last decade.

Director Carl Stott said, "We are extremely proud of this achievement, particularly given the challenges of 2020. We have  an incredible team of people - the back office staff, cleaners, engineers and of course, drivers, who deliver an excellent service day in, day out. This award belongs to all of them."

Chris Hardy, National Express UK Coach Managing Director said, "It was more important than ever to recognise achievement, despite it not being possible to hand out awards in person. We would not be National Express without our operators. Their professionalism and willingness to adapt in the last twelve months has really demonstrated that Stotts Coaches has been outstanding and I was pleased to be able to have the opportunity to recognise its efforts and celebrate it as a valued partner."