Tram Driver Lands Top Employee Award
14 February 2017
Tram driver Daniel Patterson has received an Employee of the Year Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Nottingham’s tram network.
Awarded by Nottingham Trams Limited (NTL), the company which operates the NET service, the accolade is presented annually to a member of staff following nominations from colleagues throughout the course of the year.
Daniel was chosen for the award after helping to organise a number of special system tours over the course of the last 12 months, one of which raised over £1,000 for the local children’s charity, When You Wish Upon A Star.
Often co-ordinating with tour organisers outside of his working hours, Daniel even developed tailored plans to ensure visitors made the most out of their trip.
Daniel explained: “This award is a huge honour for me and one that I’m very proud of, especially after being put forward for the recognition by my fellow colleagues.
“I really enjoy my work and I’m delighted to have been able to help showcase our network to special guests and visitors on more than one occasion.”
Daniel originally joined NTL in 2014 as a Customer Services Assistant but completed his driver training and made the switch to driving trams shortly after the network was expanded in late 2015.
NTL’s Deputy Operations Manager, Darren Smith said: “We get occasional requests for system tours and Daniel is always happy to help out, often using his own time to plan out routes and activities.
“His experience in our customer services team and now as a driver has made him a real ‘people person’ and he always takes great care of anyone he comes into contact with on our system.
“Daniel’s a brilliant ambassador for Nottingham’s tram network and we’re delighted to have been able to recognise his efforts with this special award.”