Talented trio shortlisted for contributions to bus industry

Husband and wife Robert and Mandy Bilham have been shortlisted for the Unsung Hero awardHusband and wife Robert and Mandy Bilham have been shortlisted for the Unsung Hero award
Husband and wife Robert and Mandy Bilham have been shortlisted for the Unsung Hero award
THREE colleagues – including a “formidable couple” – have received national recognition for their contributions to the bus industry.

Rawmarsh depot’s operations manager Dawn Murphy has been recognised in the ‘Manager of the Year’ category at the UK Bus Awards 2023, while husband and wife team engineering manager Robert Bilham and storekeeper Mandy Bilham, also based at Rawmarsh, have been shortlisted for the ‘Unsung Hero’ award.

The ‘Manager of the Year’ award rewards outstanding performance in middle management in the industry and exceptional leadership .

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The Unsung Hero award shines a light on employees known for their hard work, loyalty and devotion to duty, but who may work for years without any recognition.

Dawn Murphy is in the Manager of the Year categoryDawn Murphy is in the Manager of the Year category
Dawn Murphy is in the Manager of the Year category

Managing director Matt Kitchin said: “For our colleagues to be shortlisted in these categories is a testament to the dedication and talent of our people in delivering services to the communities they serve.

“For Dawn, it’s not just a job to her but a service and she cares deeply about serving the local community.

“With over 44 years’ varied experience, Dawn is viewed as an inspiration by her team for her strong leadership and commitment.

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“Robert and Mandy are a formidable couple who have been together over 41 years.

“They have worked across multiple Stagecoach Yorkshire depots over the decades, consistently going above and beyond what their roles require..”

Stagecoach, the UK’s largest bus and coach operator, has also been shortlisted in this year's awards more times than any other operator.

The awards will be held in London later this month.

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