National Express shortlisted for UK Excellence awards
National Express has been shortlisted for two categories in the British Quality Foundation (BQF) UK Excellence Awards.
National Express West Midlands is a finalist in the Employee Engagement category for its development of an innovative mobile health bus that protects the wellbeing of all its employees.
The purpose-built Health Bus, complete with a fully trained nurse and consultation rooms, visits National Express bus garages offering free health advice and support to all employees. Since it was launched three years ago - on the back of comments received in the company staff survey - over 5,000 people have been in.
The National Express Coach division is shortlisted in the category Innovation in Sustainability and Society for the impact of its Youth Promise. This includes National Express providing work experience for young people, staff volunteering their time to help youth charities and fundraising.
Tom Stables, Managing Director of National Express UK, said:
“I’m very proud that we’ve been shortlisted in these two categories. It’s recognition of the huge efforts we make to fulfil our company values of looking after not only our own people but also the communities we serve.”
The British Quality Foundation is the premier membership organisation representing excellence and performance improvement in the UK.
The UK Excellence Award is one of the highest accolades any organisation in the UK can achieve. It recognises organisations which have demonstrated excellence in all areas of operation.
The BQF judging panel commented:
"We have had a particularly high number of entries for our awards this year, many of which were of a very high standard, so you should feel proud to have reached this stage."