This year’s Bus Driver of the Year Competition in Blackpool was one we won’t forget.
Adam Stitt, one of our Central Garage drivers, was crowned the overall winner out of nearly 100 bus drivers from all around Britain. He was also named the top Scottish bus driver.
To win the UK Bus Driver of the Year is brilliant and not something I was expecting when I entered the competition. It was a great experience to attend the event and our full range of skills were put to the test by the organisers – it was even more challenging when you are up against some great colleagues from across the industry.
We have a fantastic group here at Lothian and we’re helped enormously by the training and support we receive from the company. I’m delighted to win the title but I’m sure my friends in the garage won’t let the success go to my head too much!
Lothian Managing Director Richard Hall said:
It is great news for Adam to be crowned UK Bus Driver of the Year against really difficult competition from operators across the country. It is a remarkable achievement and our congratulations go to him and our other drivers who were nominated for the event and attended with their partners and families.
Five drivers from the Lothian Group travelled to Blackpool for the competition and they all performed well. Our Airlink driver Stephen Wibden was 4th, Scott Crosbie from our Longstone Garage was 25th, Colin Kelly from East Coast Buses came in 51st and Sandy Mackay from Lothian Country was 54th.
Well done to the whole Lothian team.