Meet Cityzap’s award-winning bus driver, Mariusz!

22-11-2016

He's a dream come true for our customers on Cityzap between Leeds and York – meet Mariusz Losinski, named Dream Driver of the Year in our first ever Amazing Awards!

Mariusz, who is based at our York depot and drives on Cityzap, was nominated for the prize after he impressed customers and mystery shoppers on the busy express route linking Leeds and York.

The Amazing Awards were held last week (Thursday 17 November 2016) at the National Media Museum in Bradford. The awards were hosted by Northern actor and comedy legend Dave Spikey, co-star of Channel Four's hit comedy series Phoenix Nights.

The winners of our prestigious Amazing Awards were nominated directly by their own colleagues, and selected from a shortlist of 34 of our finest teams and individuals, based at our bus depots throughout Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Mariusz was nominated for his outstanding customer service skills and professionalism at the wheel on some of Yorkshire's busiest roads.  His calm and competent approach earned him the nomination for this award. Despite driving through stressful traffic in York and Leeds, he remains relaxed throughout and always remembers to give his customers a smile!

Our CEO, Alex Hornby, presented the awards alongside Dave Spikey.

Alex said: “People like Mariusz are at the very heart of what makes a successful business. Whether it's driving our customers safely to their destination, making sure our buses are safe and reliable, or providing great support behind the scenes, our fantastic people make this company the success it is.

“The high standards set by everyone on the shortlist made choosing the eight winners of our first Amazing Awards a challenging task, but an enjoyable one.

“At the heart of our company, we believe in three things - employing people who are happy to work for us, serving people who are proud to be our customers, and creating a business which is innovative and successful.

“Our core values, passion, performance, partnership and commitment shine through every one of our Amazing Awards winners. The Amazing Awards are about celebrating everything that's good about people like Mariusz who deliver the highest standard of service for our customers, every day.”

Look out for Mariusz out and about on a Cityzap near you!