23/06/2016 - Industry first as Epsom Coaches achieves all CPT Accreditations
Recognising managerial excellence
Epsom Coaches has become the first operator to have staff achieve all three of CPT's professionally recognised bus and coach industry manager accreditations - Bus Operations Manager, Coach Manager and Engineering Manager.Following Peter Mabbott and Ian Thompson achieving the prestigious Engineering Manager Accreditation in 2015, last month saw Peter Minnette and Lee Coleman receive the Coach Operations Manager title and Gareth Stanton awarded Bus Operations Manager.
Speaking at the presentation of accreditations, CPT's Operations Director, Stephen Smith, said:"I am delighted that between them the team at Epsom Coaches has now achieved all three of our newly introduced industry accreditations. This clearly demonstrates the importance and commitment that Epsom Coaches places on further developing staff and recognising and rewarding the professionalism of its managers."
Following Mr Smith, Traffic Commissioner Nick Denton said:"I warmly welcome the accreditations initiative from CPT, with the support of CILT, which recognises and encourages increased professionalism of managers in the bus and coach industry."
The Guild of British Coach Operators has been actively involved in the design of the Coach Manager standards. We congratulate Epsom's managers and also Andrew Scott of Stanley Travel, who was awarded the coach manager accreditation earlier in 2016.