Isle of Wight school bus driver Tony Foster receives his award from Southern Vectis managing director Andrew Wickham.
PROFESSIONALISM coupled with a warm-hearted and courteous approach are the attributes of an Isle of Wight school bus driver named as Southern Vectis employee of the year.
Tony Foster was presented with a framed certificate by Andrew Wickham, the bus company’s managing director, at Southern Vectis’ annual awards ceremony.
Tony, well known by colleagues and schoolchildren for his warm-hearted, calm and courteous approach, also received £500 of gift vouchers.
Mr Wickham said: "A true professional, Tony thoroughly deserves this accolade. His work within the community, which included a role during the London 2012 Olympics assisting people with special educational needs, is indicative of his commitment to helping others.
"Those around him say he is willing and always friendly and nothing is too much trouble for him. Above all, this is the kind of customer service we strive for at Southern Vectis and I was delighted to honour Tony’s achievement.
"His knowledge of the Island and willingness to help people plan their journeys is also a credit to him. I look forward to another exceptional year ahead."