A SOUTHEND bus driver is in the running for the title of Arriva customers’ favourite Knight of the Road following a national appeal for nominations.

Ken McCormick drives in and around Southend and also instructs new drivers.

He was shortlisted for the award after Arriva received more than 100 nominations from his passengers.

Mr McCormick said: “I’m very grateful for the nomination, and it’s nice to receive recognition for my work.

“I treat people as I would like to be treated and I have great job satisfaction.”

The award is designed to recognise drivers who make a difference to customers travelling on their buses and is the only prize of the Arriva UK Bus national recognition programme to be decided by passengers.

Arriva’s regional publicity manager, Richard Lewis, said: “Ken thoroughly deserves to be nominated for this award because of his consistently positive attitude towards passengers, providing excellent customer service.”

To vote, go to visit www.arrivabus.co.uk/KOTR.