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£350,000 RETROFIT FOR BELLE VUE FLEET AS PART OF CLEAN AIR MEASURES

An upgrade for22 vehicles operated by bus and coach hire company Belle Vue Manchester is being carried out as part of the region’s move to become a Clean Air Zone. The Manchester Clean Air Zone is scheduled to launch by the end of May 2022 with the aim of improving air quality by lowering emissions …

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INJURED COMPANY BOSS THANKS SAMARITANS AFTER ENDURING TWO-HOUR WAIT FOR AMBULANCE

A company director has thanked members of the public who came to his aid as he lay in a puddle for over two hours waiting for an ambulance after a horrific cycling accident. Phil Hitchen, 55, shattered his left leg when he came off his bicycle in Denton, Tameside, after a major oil spillage left …

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BOOK A FUN PACKED PARTY RACE DAY MEETING AND GET 10% OFF!

We’re under starters orders and ready to take you racing this summer! Horse racing is Britains second largest spectator sport behind football with 6 million visitors. But we’re not talking any old race day. We’re talking fun packed party days. With a range of entertainment including…. * Tom Jones * Olly Murs * Kaiser Chiefs …

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CHARITIES GET LOCKDOWN BOOST ON BELLE VUE BUSES

We are delighted to be giving hard-pressed charities and community groups in Greater Manchester a welcome boost by providing them with £25,000 of free advertising on our buses. The Christie charity, Pure Innovations, NK Theatre Arts and Stockport Volleyball Club are all being promoted on our school buses. The adverts are running for at least …

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CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SUPPORT STAFF AWARD – Silver – Mike Mitchell

Mike Mitchell has been with Belle Vue since 2012 as its Contracts Manager, a role which was created with Mike in mind. He formerly worked at Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), and its predecessor Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive, on the Yellow School Bus scheme. Most recently, he was Belle Vue’s TfGM Contract Account Manager, …

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INNOVATION AWARD – iMA – Silver – Belle Vue

It is sometimes said that the passenger transport industry is all about vehicles. It’s not. It’s about people. People (coach drivers) carry millions of passengers and all those interactions are more successful if communicated successfully, and iMA helps you do that. iMA identifies which of four ‘dialects’ an individual uses to communicate, with each dialect …

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TOP LARGE FLEET OPERATOR – Finalist – Belle Vue

The winners and entrants of these awards deliver consistently excellent customer service. The operators demonstrate their success through sustained effort. We are talking about the best operators in the UK here. They have shown that they: are financially sound maintain high operational and engineering standards give priority to the Health and Safety of staff and …

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TOP UK DRIVER – WINNER – Miguel Gonzalez

You get nothing in this life if you don’t ask, and boy did Miguel Gonzalez ask! In 2015 Miguel was working as a delivery driver in Tenerife. After discussing with his family, Miguel sent over 400 e-mails to all the UK coach and bus companies with his CV requesting an opportunity to come and work …

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ENGINEER OF THE YEAR – SILVER AWARD – Jason Cotgrave

Having had Kenny Walsh win this award a few years ago now it was the turn of his understudy Jason to have a crack. Jason went from Maintenance Apprentice many years ago to be promoted to the Maintenance Manager. This is another example of the people management in Belle Vue. Jason Cotgrave has come a …

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UNSUNG HEROES AWARD – WINNER – George Docherty

The old saying is that if you want a job done properly do it yourself. But staff in our team go to Operations Assistant George Docherty. There is seemingly no end to his talents – driving, cleaning, fuelling, washing, digging, repairing, moving, shifting, delivering, cooking, baking, decorating, climbing, organising, mapping, training, praising, assisting, fixing, finding, …

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STOCKPORT’S BELLE VUE CYCLISTS RAISE £4,300 FOR THE CHRISTIE

“We launched a cycle-to-work scheme earlier in the year and, during lockdown, everyone involved focused their energies on getting fit, losing weight and building stamina with the goal of undertaking a long-distance ride.” A team of cyclists from Belle Vue bus and coach hire company raised £4,300 for new cancer research facilities at The Christie …

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BELLE VUE SALES BOSS AND HIS PAL SAVE HOSTEL FROM CLOSURE WITH LABOUR OF LOVE

The sales boss at Belle Vue Manchester and his pal are the toast of a charity after they sprang into action to save its hostel for homeless men from closure. Manchester charity Supporting People in Need had provided dormitory accommodation for rough sleepers at a former Baptist Church since opening its doors in 2014. In …

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“Thank you for considering Belle Vue for your next travel requirement. Our goal is to provide a transport service by road that is safer, cleaner and greener. We’d love to be part of your next travel adventure. Please contact our friendly team if we can assist you further.”

- Phil Hitchen M.D. Belle Vue (Manchester) Ltd.