PASSENGERS have the chance to nominate their top bus driver or Stagecoach staff member.

To mark National Customer Service Week, the bus company wants people to put forward their customer service star.

The employee awards, which are now in their tenth year, recognise staff achievements in a number of areas including safety, customer service, innovation, community, health and wellbeing, environment and operational excellence.

There will also be an overall Stagecoach Star who will become the champion of champions.

The company wants to hear about a member of staff who they see on a regular basis, and feel offers consistently great service.

Alternatively, there may be a member of the Stagecoach team that has done something really exceptional to help a customer who may be worthy of an award.

Mark Whitelocks, managing director for Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire said: “Our business is built on our people and we are proud to have a highly trained team of over 24,000 employees across the country who do a great job in connecting our customers to jobs, skills and training, shopping and leisure and help to bring families and communities together.

“We get some great feedback on our people, and we know that many of our customers will have a favourite bus or tram driver, customer service assistant or inspector that makes their journey even better. We’d really love to hear from our customers who their favourite employee in Cumbria is, and nominations can easily be made at”

As the UK’s biggest bus and coach operator, the awards are open to the company’s 24,000 employees across the country, including employees from Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire.

Nominations are now open until Monday, November 11.

In addition, every customer who nominates an employee will be entered into a prize draw to be in with the chance of winning £250 Love2Shop vouchers.