BUS operator Go North East secured accolades at the North East England Tourism and UK Bus Awards.

Head of engineering, Colin Barnes, took bronze in the highly coveted Engineer of the Year category after spearheading positive change in recruitment and training at the company.

The operator then scooped silver in the Inclusive Tourism category, thanks to its commitment to ensuring all passengers feel safe and comfortable on the bus. Drivers work closely with partners including the RNIB and the Alzheimer’s Society to help vulnerable customers.

Plus, the operator’s focus on technology makes accessing the region’s many tourist attractions and events easy, particularly for out of the area and non-English speaking visitors.