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Helen Jeacock is celebrating success at the coach and bus industry’s premier awards event after being named Manager of the Year.

This coveted accolade was presented at the routeONE Awards held on 5 November at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. It is an award that recognises excellence and confirms that Helen is among the best in the country.

Attended by 790 industry guests, the routeONE Awards is now in its 10th year and is firmly established as the number one event in the coach and bus industry calendar.

“Excellence is the by-word and the aim, as always, is to identify and reward the best operators and people in the coach, bus and minibus sectors,” said Awards Chairman Mike Morgan.

Each year the Awards has been a sell-out event weeks before, and this year was no exception.

After collecting the Manager of the Year trophy from celebrities Tim Vine and Steph McGovern, Helen said: “I am incredibly honoured to have been presented with the Manager of the Year Award and couldn’t be prouder to work for such a prestigious company”

Commending Helen, the routeONE Awards judging panel of five highly experienced industry experts said: “Her MD’s testimonial says it all. He said: ‘Without her the business would not have grown. Apart from driving a coach, she is capable of managing anything that his industry can throw at you.’ And, when she came for interview the judges could see exactly why. In fact we were blown away as she came across as a hugely ambitious and infectious person”.