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    Hundreds of years’ experience at The Keighley Bus Company saluted at glittering presentation evening.


    They help thousands of people across West Yorkshire to travel safely and in style each day – and now their decades of devotion to providing the best customer service have been recognised at their very own glittering night of celebration.


    Long serving team members from The Keighley Bus Company were among 80 team members from across the North to receive Celebration of Service awards from parent company Transdev Blazefield.


    Family, friends and colleagues watched with pride as the presentations took place at a sparkling celebration dinner in the new Emerald Suite at Headingley Stadium in Leeds.


    Each award winner has reached their own personal milestone this year – from 25 years’ service all the way up to half a century – either on the buses or working behind the scenes to keep the wheels turning.


    Among those beaming with pride was The Keighley Bus Company’s longest serving colleague – Shabir Ahmed, who this year celebrates 42 years of service with the company.


    Speaking of the evening, Shabir said: “It was an honour to be invited to a fantastic event which celebrated and recognised the valuable work both my colleagues and I have achieved over the years. I personally have progressed from Conductor to Driver and then to my current role as Duty Manager and have enjoyed all the years with the company so far. I would like to thank the organisers for a truly memorable event and for my Award!”


    Transdev Blazefield CEO Alex Hornby said: “Nothing beats celebrating the achievements of our people who work so hard to deliver the amazing service we provide across West Yorkshire. The dedication of our longest serving people to going the extra mile and more is certainly something worth celebrating. Their years of experience on and off the road are vital to understanding what our customers want from us, and as a growing business we benefit greatly from their knowledge and professionalism.


    “Our Celebration of Service award winners can look back with pride at a combined total of 3,500 years of superb customer care. Their knowledge built up over decades provides a guiding light to the newer members of our team, and ensures we have a strong and secure foundation on which to build our future success.”


    Each Celebration of Service Award winner has reached a key milestone in their career with the bus operator by achieving 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, or 50 years’ service.


    Invited guests and colleagues from each of Transdev’s seven depots across the North came together to salute their success at the presentation dinner on Saturday, 5 October 2019 in the Emerald Suite at Headingley Stadium in Leeds.