Two bus drivers from Sheerness took the top places in the regional final of the Bus Driver of the Year competition, at North Weald Airfield in Essex, on Sunday 28th July.
They were part of a ten-strong contingent from Arriva's Southern Counties region that took part in a series of manoeuvring and theory tests designed to find the best three drivers to represent the company at the national finals of the competition to be held in Blackpool in early September.
Top marks were awarded to Philip Kennedy from Sheerness who also won £1,000, closely followed by his colleague Daniel Purchase with a £500 prize.
Arriva's Regional Publicity Manager, Richard Lewis, told SFM News "the competition is an opportunity for our drivers to display their driving skills to friends, families and members of the public in a prestigious competition that has been supported by the bus industry for many years. We would like to thank our other contestants for taking part and hope that our local winners will do well at the national final in September."