• The Community Transport Awards 2019

The Community Transport Awards 2019

This year we were thrilled to hold the the Community Transport Awards a part of CT ’19, CTA’s brand new two day event bringing together CTA members and friends from all parts of the UK to network, learn, share and celebrate the amazing work of our sector.

At the awards, Bill Freeman, Chief Executive of the CTA said:

“I am proud and privileged to spend all day, every day, talking about the difference you all make for the communities you serve. Once in a while its good to stand back and take stock. To demonstrate the difference you make and to celebrate it as well.

There are so many big questions facing our country and our communities – about how we are to live fulfilling lives, be happy, be healthy, feel connected, feel that we belong. For so many of those big questions, community transport can be part of the answer. Not just in the services we provide, but in the spirit and style in which we work. Running our organisations and services in partnership with the people who benefit from them. Involving our users in the democracy of our organisations. Self-help, self-responsibility, solidarity and equality – living and breathing these values-day in, day out.

As we heard in our conference, people are saying that how transport should be tomorrow is just like community transport is today. So in celebrating our sector tonight we are also showing we are confident about the part we can play tomorrow, next week, next year and beyond.” 

The Community Transport Awards Brochure

We’ve included the inspiring stories of our awards winners and runners-up in our 2019 awards brochure which you can find here.

The Community Transport Awards Winners

A huge congratulations to our winners and runners up:

Community Transport Provider of the Year

Sponsored by CT ’19 headline sponsors Q’Straint

Winner: Community Transport Sussex

Shencare Community Transport

South Pennine Community Transport

Volunteer of the Year

Sponsored by Atkinson HR Consulting

Winner: Dennis Clayton – volunteer for Daventry Area Community Transport

David Langstaff – volunteer for Welsh Border Community Transport

Sylvia McRoberts – volunteer for Armagh Rural Transport

Dermot Mooney – volunteer for Armagh Rural Transport

Doing Things Differently

Sponsored by Endsleigh

Winner: The Hackney Brocals

African Community Centre

The Bristol Bike Project

Llanwrtyd Wells Community Transport

Serving Rural Communities

Sponsored by Courtside Converions

Winner: Llanwrtyd Wells Community Transport

Dorset Community Transport

Fellrunner Village Bus

Volunteer Car Scheme of the Year

Winner: African Community Centre

Community Connexions

Green Community Travel

Partnership of the Year

Sponsored by GM Coachwork

Winner: Pembrokeshire Integrated Voluntary Organisations Team Partnership (PIVOT)

Coalfield Community Transport and East Ayrshire Council

Village and Valleys Community Transport, the Welsh Government and the DWP.

Community Transport Champion

Winner: Lilian Greenwood

MiDAS Driver of the Year

Sponsored by UK Global Road Safety

Winner: David Gelson, Dial-a-Ride Denbighshire 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement  sponsored by BraunAbility

Winner: Andrew Kelly