Warrington’s Own Ste is crowned top bus engineer
HEAD of Engineering for Warrington’s Own Buses Stephen Stringer is celebrating having been crowned Engineer of the Year 2019 at the UK Bus Awards.
Ste joined Warrington’s Own Buses as an apprentice back in 1999 and has been at Warrington ever since. His department’s performance is always excellent, and he is described as ‘placing a great deal of importance on the development, mentoring and coaching of his fellow engineers.’
The award, sponsored by IRTE, recognises and rewards inspirational management talent in engineering disciplines from across the bus industry.
The judges were impressed with the way Stephen has worked his way up from starting as an apprentice, and felt he was a role model to others and has an excellent approach to mentoring and bringing on new talent through team engagement and delegation.
Mark Yexley, Chairman of the UK Bus Awards, said: “A big congratulations to Stephen from everyone at the UK Bus Awards. He really shone through as someone who went over and above to understand bus passenger’s needs and where engineering fits into the bigger picture of providing quality bus services.”
Jack Abbott from Stagecoach Manchester took the silver, and Paul Slaney from Translink was awarded the bronze