Who do you want to win?

As this year’s routeone Awards nominations open excitement is building for the industy’s biggest celebration of excellence.

Who do you think is the best coach, bus or minibus operator in the business?

These questions will be answered at the glittering gala presentation dinner to be held on 4 November at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

Now is your chance to have your say in who should be put forward to the judges.

It doesn’t matter how big or small the operation, there’s a category for everybody. The Awards are unique in recognising and rewarding operator excellence of all sizes.

There are operators out there who others in the industry are inspired by. They are the best and they deserve that acknowledgment.

Put forward by the industry, nominees then go through a rigorous judging process by a panel of industry experts with decades of experience between them.

The 16 categories include gongs not just for operator excellence but for talented individuals – industry professionals who impress the judges with their skill, performance and success.

This could be immediately striking a chord, maybe reminding you of someone you work with. It’s easy to take that first step and go online and nominate them using the form at www.routeoneawards.com

The Awards presentation evening is timed to coincide with the UK’s leading industry trade show, Euro Bus Expo which takes place 3-5 November at the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre.

The deadline for nominations is Friday 10 April. Nominees will then be shortlisted and finally must convince the judges that they are the finest in the business.

Full details are on p6-9 so get nominating. These are the industry awards everyone wants to win.