Reading Buses' Stars of the Year


Reading Buses held their ‘Star of the Year’ awards ceremony on the 3rd of February, in which the travel company celebrated the achievements of their employees over the past year and made special recognitions to those who had gone above and beyond in delivering fantastic service.



Pratap Shrestha, a driver from Caversham was awarded Driver of the Year, being praised as a ‘brilliant driver, role model and ambassador’ for the company – consistently delivering excellent service and regularly going above and beyond to help customers, even when off duty.



Alan Campbell, a service supervisor with almost a decade of experience at Reading Buses was also honoured, with the overall ‘Star of the Year’ award. He was praised as an ‘amazing all-rounder who cares about every aspect of his job’.



staroftheyeaerReading Buses boss Martijn Gilbert said, “Alan demonstrates all the Reading Buses values of unrelenting customer focus, being caring, doing the right thing, staying safe and healthy, constantly creative and having fun. He is an outstanding role model and ambassador for Reading Buses”.



The overall ‘Star of the Year’ award was Alan’s second of the night, having picked up the ‘Support of the Year’ award earlier in the evening.



The last award, the ‘Engineering Star of the Year’ went to Steve Hamblin of West Berkshire. Described as a ‘highly skilled engineer’ whose ‘fresh perspective’ to problem solving and fault diagnosis has helped reshape the way the company thinks in a constantly developing industry.


Mr Gilbert heaped further praise upon the winners saying, “I am so proud to be crowning these three stars as our shining lights of the company. They show what a role model looks like and have truly shone this year to become our top stars. It has been an amazing year of awards with a whole host of fantastic external achievements which have celebrated our people and their work in the community”.



Over £900 was raised throughout the evening held at Reading Town Hall in Blagrave Street, which will be donated to Reading Buses’ charity of the year – Autism Berkshire.


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