Amanda Ogelsby has become the first female Nottingham City Transport bus driver to be crowned NCT Driver of the Year 2015.
Announced at a special ceremony at the Nottingham Playhouse last night, where all four of the competition finalists, their friends and families were treated to dinner in CAST and a performance of Dick Whittington, 27-year-old Amanda received her prize of a £1000, an extra week’s holiday – and of course the coveted NCT Driver of the Year 2015 title!
“Amanda is a truly worthy winner of our Driver of the Year Award!” says Nottingham City Transport Marketing Manager, Anthony Carver-Smith. “Not only is she an incredibly skillful driver with outstanding knowledge of many routes on our network, she’s also a very warm and friendly person who genuinely cares about the well-being of her passengers. She’s received several commendations from customers over the years, and she’s highly thought of by her managers and colleagues.”
A very surprised Amanda received last night’s award from Playhouse favourite, John Elkington, aka Sarah the Cook. “I can’t believe I’ve won!” said Amanda. “So many NCT drivers do a fantastic job every day, so to be recognised with this award feels amazing!”
Congratulations to Amanda from everyone here at Nottingham Playhouse!
Dick Whittington continues until Saturday 16 January. Don’t miss out, book your tickets now!