Monday 1 September 2014

FEC Drivers Enter Bus Driver of the Year

Three bus drivers from First Eastern Counties have won the opportunity to compete at the prestigious national Bus Driver of the Year competition which will take place in Blackpool over the weekend of 13-14 September.

The Bus Driver of the Year competition is a high profile event in the bus industry. Considered the 'Top Gun' of the bus world, those competing for the title 'Bus Driver of the Year' are tested on all aspects of the profession, from practical driving skills to customer care and a 30 question theory test.

This year three drivers - Tim Scott and Paul James from Norwich and Paul Farrar from Great Yarmouth - will be competing on behalf of First Eastern Counties. They won their places at the prestigious competition having won through local heats held by First.

Once in Blackpool they will go up against approximately 120 other drivers from across the UK.

Paul Farrar, who has worked at Firsts Great Yarmouth depot for 24 years, is one to watch.
He said: "One of the best parts of the test was the manoeuvring, its one of my skills. I have enjoyed the whole process so far and I am looking forward to the final in Blackpool.'

David Squire, Interim Managing Director for First Eastern Counties, said: "We have seen a very high standard of entries and the local heats will give the drivers a taste of what to expect on the day. We would like to wish them the best of luck, we are proud of how far they have come.

"Competing is no mean feat. The standards expected are incredibly high but our team has what it takes and well be fully behind them and well be wishing they come home with the silverware and the titles they deserve.'

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