OXFORD Bus Company has been shortlisted for five national industry awards.

The UK Bus Awards ceremony celebrates bus companies that provide outstanding customer service, show commitment to improving the environment and make improvements for people in the local community.

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Phil Southall, Oxford Bus Company managing director said: “This is a fantastic achievement and recognises the talented and first class team at Oxford Bus Company who strive to deliver an excellent service daily, as well as the hard work we are all putting in to continue improving.

"I am very proud of the team and thankful for their dedication and hard work. Being shortlisted for one, let alone multiple awards is rewarding and we look forward to the final.”

Mark Yexley, chairman of the UK Bus Awards, said: “The Oxford Bus Company should be really proud of its achievements. It’s tough to make it to the finals, so to be on four shortlists is outstanding. Every employee should be very proud of what they’ve accomplished.

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"Companies must demonstrate outstanding levels of performance and excellent customer service to be nominated in the Top Shire Category, and it places them as one of the best bus companies in the country."

The nominations follow recent success for the Oxford Bus Company, which last month was awarded the Large Bus Operator of the Year for 2019 in the Route One Awards.

The final takes place in London on November 19.