Marie Parker has been named the winner of Pulham & Sons’ Driver Compliment Competition. Marie and her customer, Helen Tatlow, passenger on the Cirencester to Gloucester route, have both won a meal at The Croft in Bourton-on-the-Water. Ms Tatlow was picked from dozens of happy customers, after entering the competition complimenting Marie on her brilliant customer service.

Kathryn Pulham Director explains, “We decided to run the competition not only as a staff incentive, but also to understand and gauge the perception of our company within the Gloucestershire region. We’ve operated a family-business for over 135 years now, but complacency is never an option and we are committed to striving for the highest standards. Also, it was a bit of fun too!”

Marie has been a bus driver for the company for over ten years and Helen comments “I travelled on the route 852, Cirencester to Gloucester, to secondary school. Marie is an awesome bus driver! If there was snow or traffic she would always ensure we got home safely. Everyone who got on the bus seemed to know Marie and she made the two hours travelling feel much safer and more than bearable. I used to do my homework on the bus and I’m now at university studying in my final year, but still use the bus when I’m home during the holidays. I have fond memories of the trip to school.”

Pulham & Sons is a fourth generation, family owned and operated coach and bus company, formed in 1880. The original service provided a horse-drawn, parcel delivery service, but

today is now a successful business providing executive coach travel throughout the UK and Europe, local Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire school transport and educational tours, as well as twenty-two bus routes within the Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire region. For more information please visit www.pulhamscoaches.com and please follow us on Facebook/PulhamsCoaches.

Recent Awards

  • Recognised as Gloucestershire’s only member of the prestigious Guild of British Coach Operators 2015 (24 in total across the UK)
  • CoachMarque Quality Standard – 100% Accreditation – October 2015
  • Winner of 2015 UK Coach Rally Mercedes Benz Trophy
  • Winner of 2015 UK Coach Rally Top Touring Luxury Coach
  • Chris Adams, Workshop Director –Engineer of the Year 2014 – Route One Awards