Ashfield bus driver named trentbarton's Driver of the Year

A bus-driving star who has never missed a single day’s work won the top prize in trentbarton’s 2020-21 really good service awards.

Monday, 27th September 2021, 4:30 pm

David Selby, who pilots the threes between Nottingham, Hucknall, Mansfield, Sutton and Kirkby, was judged the best of the best, winning Driver of the Year at the awards ceremony at Derby’s Museum of Making.

David, 54, who lives in Annesley Woodhouse, beat all the other winners of trentbarton’s driver of the month competitions from 2020-21 to bag an extra day off work every year and £1,000 to spend on a holiday.

David, who has only been driving buses for three years, said: “I’m over the moon. Driving for trentbarton has been brilliant. I love interacting with the public and I love driving.

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trentbarton Driver of the Year 2020-21 David Selby

“I wanted a job closer to home and got the chance at trentbarton, and I can’t fault them one bit.

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The mystery customer judge said they were bowled over by David's stellar performance: “David was outstanding throughout my journeys with him.

“You could tell he was genuinely interested in providing a top service and made the customers feel very comfortable. Any questions they had he was able to answer, and he always made sure to engage with each customer.”

The really good service awards ceremony was hosted by radio presenter Andy Miller and TV star Bobby Davro was guest speaker.

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