Bus Eireann employees “sparkle“ at annual GEM awards

Bus Eireann has held its annual ‘Go the Extra Mile’ (GEM) for their outstanding employees. It is a prestigious award awarded in several categories. These categories include Driver of the Year, Executive of the Year, Clerical Employee of the Year and Supervisor of the Year.

For Bus Éireann’s Western region, Galway nominees won three awards in total. The winners were: Eddie Kelly, who won ‘Supervisor of the Year, Maria Byrne, who won ‘Executive of the Year and Eoin Galvin, who won ‘Clerical Employee of the Year.’

Executive of the Year Maria Byrne, Galway and Athlone

Maria Byrne was commended for her dedicated professionalism in her role, Eddie Kelly was praised for his forward-thinking and teamwork abilities with colleagues, while Eoin Galvin was recognised for his enthusiasm for a new role and excellent performance.

Miriam Flynn, Chief School Officer with Clerical Employee of the Year Eoin Galvin from Galway

“Immensely proud of our team.”

’I am immensely proud of our team of committed and dedicated employees in the Western Region who ‘go the extra mile for our customers every day,” said Brian Connolly, Bus Éireann Senior Operations Manager for the West of Ireland who was speaking at the awards ceremony.

“I would especially like to recognise Eddie Kelly, who has been awarded Supervisor of the Year specifically for demonstrating Bus Éireann’s core values. We recognise his ongoing commitment to colleagues and customers alike.”

RP Supervisor of the Year Eddie Kelly, Galway

The Bus Éireann regional awards are taking place across the country in October. Then the winners of each region will go forward to the National GEM awards on the 8th of December in Dublin.

According to a KPMG report last year, Bus Éireann contributed €17 million to the Galway economy, employing 260 people who live in County Galway.

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