Bus station boss listed for national award

Liam Needham, Pontefract's and Castleford's bus station manager, has been nominated in the Frontline Employee of the Year
Liam Needham, Pontefract's and Castleford's bus station manager, has been nominated in the Frontline Employee of the Year
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A bus station manager has been nominated for a national award for his work at sites in Pontefract and Castleford.

Liam Needham, who is manager of both stations, has been shortlisted in the Frontline Employee of the Year category of the 2013 National Transport Awards.

Mr Needham, who has been in the role for two years, won a special award from Pontefract’s Civic Society for his efforts to transform the town’s station

Kieran Preston, Metro’s director general, said: “Liam’s hard work, enthusiasm and dedication is paying off and he as delivered impressive results at both sites.

“I hope he is successful at the awards in the autumn but in reality bus passengers in Pontefract and Castleford are already the real winners thanks to his hard work and dedication.”

At Pontefract Mr Needham has raised more than £10,000 for charity by holding fundraising events with schools, businesses and station staff.

He also secured funding for security at Castleford bus station, which is due to be redeveloped next year.

The awards, organised by the Transport Times, will be presented at a ceremony in London in October.