Glenn set to become face of bus firm

A 63-year-old man will see his face displayed on Stagecoach buses this summer after winning a travel competition.

Tuesday, 5th July 2016, 9:30 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:41 pm

Glenn Hodkinson from Bolsover entered the competition to win four weeks of free Stagecoach travel and have his photograph feature on bus posters after seeing it advertised on his regular bus journey to Chesterfield.

The competition was held as part of the Stagecoach Cares campaign.

Customers were asked to send in real life stories explaining how they use Stagecoach buses to look after the things they care about.

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Glenn, a public transport enthusiast, is one of three winners – the other two are from South Yorkshire.

His competition entry praised Stagecoach for making his many bus journeys over the past five years enjoyable by providing efficient services with friendly drivers.

He said: “Two things I really enjoy are travelling on buses and entering competitions, so as soon as I saw the competition advertised I knew I had to give it a go.

“When I was told I had won I was over the moon.

I love Stagecoach bus journeys throughout Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire and make them as often as I can, so the free travel pass will definitely be useful.”

The Stagecoach Cares campaign was launched in a bid to demonstrate the high level of dedication Stagecoach has to its customers, people and services.

As well as running the competition, the campaign saw Stagecoach street teams take to Chesterfield town centre to hand out goodies, hear real life customer stories – and give out hugs to passers-by.

Glenn will be featured on bus posters across the region at the end of summer.

He said: “Seeing my face on buses will be a strange experience and quite surreal but I’m really looking forward to it.

“I think my granddaughter is more excited than me though, she can’t wait to see her grandad’s face on the buses. I think it will take some getting used to but it is a great experience.”

Stagecoach in Chesterfield employs 276 staff and operates a fleet of 104 buses, which travel 4.8 million miles annually. For more information visit www.stagecoachbus.com/chesterfield or tweet @StagecoachYrks.