Big win for Richard Bamber – CILT North West Awards winners revealed

Anthony’s Travel of Runcorn is looking for a larger trophy cabinet after collecting two prestigious awards when The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport North West Annual Awards for Education and Excellence were announced on Friday 24th June 2016 at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool.

The CILT North West Awards celebrate education, excellence, expertise and experience in the logistics and transport sector and this year the panel of industry experts including the Senior Traffic Commissioner Beverley Bell received a record number of nominations.

Anthony’s Travel firstly collected the CILT North West Award for advances in safety for their safety as standard innovative where all coaches within their fleet are fitted with Synectic CCTV, V3 alcolock UK immobiliser units, Genius Driver telematic systems, vehicle locator, reverse camera prior to entering service, in addition to a proactive approach to Driver training, incentive and reward scheme for efficient driving to further improve and enhance safety standards.

The second award which was somewhat of a surprise. The CILT North West Award for Services to the Passenger Industry was also presented to Richard Bamber, Managing Partner of Anthony’s Travel.

The services to the passenger industry award are presented to an individual who has not only made an outstanding contribution to the logistics and transport Industry on behalf of the North-West, but also made a major contribution to the improvement of the profession.  Richard who is not only the Managing Partner of Anthony’s Travel which was founded in 1985 by Richard and his parents, but the Vice Chairman of The North West Confederation of Passenger Transpor and a founding Member of BUSK, is proactive within the PCV Industry and the community of Halton.

Commenting on Anthony’s Travel continued success Richard Bamber said

“It was an honour just to be a finalist and sharing a room with some truly remarkable companies within the transport and logistics industry. Whilst we are relatively a small company, we endeavour to provide a high quality service, we have invested heavily in on vehicle technology and training that has shown proven results over a sustained period, it’s wonderful to see our investment recognised and a great credit to all our hard working team”

Turning to the individual services to the passenger industry award presented to Richard Bamber, he continued

“I started life in the coach industry 35 years ago cleaning coaches for Selwyn’s Travel for pocket money as a ten year old boy and my passion for coach travel evolved from there. Time certainly has flown by and whilst I still feel new to the industry when I look at the mirror it now tells me a different story!  I endeavoured to offer something to passengers and clients that is truly different, to remain a small operator but providing niche bespoke transport solutions – a growing fleet size was never an objective, it was to create a small fleet of high quality coaches and minicoaches with superior standards, unique facilities and the highest service levels plus encompassing the families’ community ethos and device a central community strategy for the company to encompass this, to use our local influence to create a better community.  I was overwhelmed to receive this award and for it to be presented by the Senior Traffic Commissioner.  Makes all of the long days, sleepless nights worthwhile! “

The awards were presented at a gala dinner, hosted by Dave Guest, Senior Reporter; BBC’s North West Tonight and was attended by leading figures from the logistics and transport profession.

Ian Jones from Industry Solicitors Backhouse Jones commented:

‘Not content with winning at the UK Coach Awards this year, Anthony’s Travel were BACK on the stage at the CILT North West Awards dinner on Friday night. We are always delighted when BACKUP clients win awards for safety and we congratulate Richard and his team on their success.’

Simon Reynish, Chairman, CILT North West Region, said: ‘This year’s CILT North West Awards championed many of the great developments in logistics and transport taking place in the North West of England. Through the CILT North West awards we are able to recognise and applaud the Region’s talent. Congratulations to Anthony’s Travel and all the winners and finalists in what was another excellent evening for the logistics and transport sector.’