2024 Nation Final entry deadline extended

Bus Driver of the Year 2024 almost full

The National Final of the UK Bus Driver of the Year Competition takes place in Blackpool on Sunday 1st September and entries from operators large and small are rolling in so successfully that the competition is approaching maximum capacity.

Nevertheless, with 101 confirmed entries the deadline has been extended to 31st May. Competition Secretary Paul Mackay says: “This gives time for any other companies to join in by entering drivers.”

Joe Mackie, Chairman of the UK Bus Driver of the Year Association, which organises the competition, said: “The 2024 National Final marks fifty-six years of BDoY which was first run in 1967 as a local contest in Coventry and subsequently grew into a national event.”

Last year’s overall winner, and Bus Driver of the Year 2023, was Lee Grantham of National Express. He was victorious in a field of the best drivers entered by the major bus groups, municipal operators and smaller companies.

“We are”, said Mr Mackie, “particularly keen to have more entries from all sectors of the industry as the National Final is a fantastic place for operators of all sizes to showcase their drivers’ skills and especially their commitment to excellent customer service.”

Bus companies that become involved are also invited to make a bus available for use in the driving tests, while manufacturers and suppliers are welcome to take advantage of the many sponsorship opportunities that are available.

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For further information visit www.bdoy.co.uk or contact competition@bdoy.co.uk or call 07827 936787.

UK Bus Driver of the Year 2023 - Award Winners
Bus Driver of the Year 2023 Lee Grantham (centre)
and last year’s winners