Trentbarton's Richard Sherratt has received the innaugural Joe Wood Scheduler of the Year Award.
Richard received his award during a virtual ceremony which also included a panel discussion on the future of the bus industry and a tribute to our friend and colleague Joe Wood – one of the brightest rising stars of the UK bus industry – who sadly died last year. Joes's father, Gary presented Richard with his award.
The Joe Wood Scheduler of the Year Award was launched by CitySwift and Passenger Tansport magazine to raise awareness of the important work done by schedulers, and celebrate leaders in the field.
We received nominations from bus companies large and small, from across the UK. The judges, which include Ben Colson MBE, Go North East MD Martijn Gilbert and Passenger Transport's Andrew Garnett, reviewed all the entries and selected Richard as the winner.
Richard knows that a schedule is more than what can be achieved on paper. He makes a point of understanding the demographics, traffic and significant movements on every route, and uses telematics to assess the driving styles of the team. He’s not afraid to challenge the status quo and has the data to back up his decisions in an informed way.
Watch our video to learn more about Richard and the great work he does at Trentbarton.
Watch a recording of the full Joe Wood Scheduler of the Year Award 2020 ceremony below.