20 July 2019

The UK Bus Awards is set to continue with its new shortlist announcement format following a wave of positive feedback from across the industry.

For the first time last year the prestigious award scheme moved away from its finalist announcement event, and instead showcased the eagerly awaited shortlists via its social media channels. The move was welcomed by industry colleagues, and the team is ‘delighted to announce’ that the new format is set to stay.

Innovations have been at the top of the agenda for the UK Bus Awards team. 2019 has seen it continue to develop new judging panels, trial new ways to enter, and introduce new categories to reflect the changing face of the industry.

Mark Yexley, Chair of the UK Bus Awards, said: “We were encouraged by the way everyone embraced the ‘Big Reveal’ last year, and we’re delighted to announce that the same format will be back in 2019.

He added: “This year the esteemed judging panel of industry leaders will be joined by some new faces bringing further expertise in marketing, people engagement and human resources.  The new Cultural Change category has received a substantial number of entries for a first-time award; which really demonstrates the focus the industry has on developing these winning cultures that help businesses deliver results.”

“There will be further changes in 2020 too, a special year for us as we celebrate our 25th anniversary.”

The judging has just begun and will continue into September. The shortlist announcement – ‘Made it’ will take place on 9 and 10 October. During September an itinerary will be published detailing the time that each category shortlist can be expected.