Dundee Woman Wins FlixBus Driver of the Year 2023

4 months ago Thu 8th Feb 2024

Kerry-Ann

Kary-Ann McGregor, has been named the FlixBus UK Driver of Year 2023, operating services with Scottish partner McGill’s Bus Group.

Topping the driver star ratings, and achieving the best-rated service at FlixBus in the UK, Kary-Ann, 56, scooped the award for her friendly and professional approach to customers.

From Dundee in Scotland, Kary-Ann passed her bus driving test in 2007, and began driving FlixBus coach services in 2023.

While the award came as a total surprise, she hopes to inspire more women to find confidence, defy expectations and try out coach driving as a career.

Kary-Ann said: “I am buzzing! I couldn’t believe it when I was told I was the top driver for FlixBus, but I hope it proves that women go out and achieve anything.”

With three grown-up sons Ian, John and Cameron with husband Ged, plus grandchildren Chloe and Leon, Kary-Ann says that driving is a fantastic job that she returned to after having a family.

After encouragement from friends David Gardner, Merrick Baird and Alan Wilson, the driver came back to the depot where she started her career.

Hayley Russell, Teams Lead for Operations at FlixBus said: “I really look forward to seeing the final results of our driver ratings and it’s been so fantastic to read the feedback and customer comments.

“This year I was especially pleased to see someone who is a wonderful role model to women in bus and coach, and we hope Kary-Ann’s success encourages more women into the industry.”

Alex Hornby, Group Managing Director at McGill's commented: “We’re so proud that a McGill’s driver has won this award for the second year in a row, and Kary-Ann has done exceptionally well. We’re currently recruiting and we hope to attract anyone – whatever their gender or background – into new coach driving roles.”

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