BDoY moves to Imperial Hotel

For the first time in since relocating to Blackpool almost 40 years ago the prestigious National Final of the UK Bus Driver of the Year (BDoY) competition has a new headquarters.

This year the event will be based at the iconic Imperial Hotel on Blackpool’s North Promenade.

Having welcomed royalty, politicians, statesmen and stars of both the stage and screen over the years, the hotel is to host the nation’s top bus drivers on 5th and 6th September.

The move, agreed following a fact-finding visit by BDoY Council members last week, promises an uplift in quality, service and accommodation.

The Imperial Hotel Blackpool is a grand 19th Century hotel recalling the glamour of this Blackpool’s Victorian heyday with all the comforts of modern life. It enjoys spectacular sea views and is ideally located close to the BDoY National Final starting point.

Entries for this year’s competition are already rolling in. To enter, go to or for an entry pack and further information contact Competition Secretary Paul Mackay – or 07827 936787.

BDoY Team at the Imperial Hotel
Members of the BDoY outside the Imperial Hotel Blackpool
Bedroom at the Imperial Hotel, Blackpool
Bedroom at the Imperial Hotel, Blackpool
Conference Room at the Imperial Hotel, Blackpool
Bar at the Imperial Hotel, Blackpool
Restaurant at the Imperial Hotel, Blackpool