Welcome to routeone Awards 2017

The routeone Awards 2017 gala presentation evening is on 4 October in the Monarch Suite at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel adjacent to the NEC. Timed to coincide with this year’s PSV industry show – Coach & Bus UK at the NEC 4-5 October – the Awards is the perfect high-profile and proven event for the industry to celebrate achievements and excellence.

It will again be a spectacular celebration that will live up to the enviable reputation the event has earned over the past 12 years as simply the best of its kind. It’s no wonder that each year the routeone Awards has been a sell-out event weeks before, filling to capacity the Hilton Birmingham Metropole’s largest function room. This year promises to be no exception.

Making its debut in 2005 and now in its 13th year, the routeone Awards is firmly established as the number one event in the coach and bus industry calendar.


The search for excellence started earlier this year when manufacturers, dealers and suppliers nominated potential winners. Nominees have since submitted their entries and been judged by our expert panel.

The shortlist for the 11 ‘operator of the year’ categories – Training, Environment, Technology (up to 200 vehicles), Technology (over 200 vehicles), Minibus, Small Coach, Medium Coach, Large Coach, Small Bus, Medium Bus, and Large Bus has been announced.

Shortlists for the four ‘people’ categories – Manager (small and medium fleets), Manager (large fleets), Engineer (small and medium fleets), and Engineer (large fleets) are pending interviews which will take place in August 2017.

There is no shortlist for the Special Award; the winner will be announced at the gala presentation evening on 4 October.

View the shortlist


Marcus Brigstocke

With a reputation for first-class entertainment, including highly-acclaimed comedian Marcus Brigstocke (2016), impressionist Jon Culshaw (2015), and one-liner Tim Vine (2014), the routeone Awards 2017 will not disappoint!


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