Knight of the road! Southend bus driver in the running for customer's favourite award

Echo: r driver – Ken McCormich with his Arriva bus r driver – Ken McCormich with his Arriva bus

A SOUTHEND bus driver is in the running for the title of Arriva customers’ favourite Knight of the Road following a national appeal for nominations.

Ken McCormick drives in and around Southend and also instructs new drivers.

He was shortlisted for the award after Arriva received more than 100 nominations from his passengers.

Mr McCormick said: “I’m very grateful for the nomination, and it’s nice to receive recognition for my work.

“I treat people as I would like to be treated and I have great job satisfaction.”

The award is designed to recognise drivers who make a difference to customers travelling on their buses and is the only prize of the Arriva UK Bus national recognition programme to be decided by passengers.

Arriva’s regional publicity manager, Richard Lewis, said: “Ken thoroughly deserves to be nominated for this award because of his consistently positive attitude towards passengers, providing excellent customer service.”

To vote, go to visit www.arrivabus.co.uk/KOTR.

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9:09am Tue 25 Feb 14

evilsnakes5 says...

Will Vote for him.

Was one of the guys training me to drive their buses a few years back.
Had time for everyone and is an all round nice bloke
Will Vote for him. Was one of the guys training me to drive their buses a few years back. Had time for everyone and is an all round nice bloke evilsnakes5
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9:16am Tue 25 Feb 14

supermadmax says...

Arriva’s regional publicity manager, Richard Lewis, said: “Ken thoroughly deserves to be nominated for this award because of his consistently positive attitude towards passengers, providing excellent customer service.”

I agree because those are qualities rare in an Arriva bus driver.
Arriva’s regional publicity manager, Richard Lewis, said: “Ken thoroughly deserves to be nominated for this award because of his consistently positive attitude towards passengers, providing excellent customer service.” I agree because those are qualities rare in an Arriva bus driver. supermadmax
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10:22am Tue 25 Feb 14

TheaWells says...

If only other drivers had his charm. My children shocked me the other day when we were chatting about jobs they could do when they are older and I said Bus Driver... they BOTH said "No, you have to be angry and cross to be a bus driver" and one said "All bus drivers hate people"
How sad is that??

But to be fair it's not often you see a happy driver let alone a polite one. That goes for First too.
If only other drivers had his charm. My children shocked me the other day when we were chatting about jobs they could do when they are older and I said Bus Driver... they BOTH said "No, you have to be angry and cross to be a bus driver" and one said "All bus drivers hate people" How sad is that?? But to be fair it's not often you see a happy driver let alone a polite one. That goes for First too. TheaWells
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