National Express announces its first ‘Master Drivers’

Eight ‘top gun’ drivers based at National Express West Midlands’ Bordesley Green garage are the first bus drivers in the UK to be recognised with new independent professional driving qualifications. .

The team, dubbed ‘top gun drivers’ by colleagues for being the best of the best, have been selected for two new qualifications, which are independently accredited by both the Education Development Institute and the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

Six drivers – Neil Evans, Janice Arnold, Fabian Ramos, Imran Hussein, Peter Simpson and Barry Middleton – achieved the top level of Master Driver status for completing three years’ excellent driving as well as advanced driving and customer service qualifications.

Two drivers, Naseer Ahmed and Mohammed Imran, also gained Advanced Driver status for achieving two years’ excellent driving and customer commendations.