Maretts Chariots up for two prestigious awards this year

Maretts Chariots were formed from school transport work, and have
grown to be one of Norfolk's most known coach operators.
Yesterday I received an email from Chloe Hashemi at the Fountain Trust with a press release which has been requested is published here on Norwich Buses Blog.

"Anthony Maretts, Director of Operations at Maretts Chariots has been nominated for Manager of the Year (small/medium operator- up to 150 vehicles) at the prestigious 2015 RouteOne awards. The Norfolk-based company has also been nominated for Medium Coach Operator of the Year.

Anthony Marett manager of Marett’s Chariots has commented, “it is an honour to even be contemplated for an award like this, the Route One Operator Excellence awards are the most prestigious in the field in the UK”.

The annual event is due to take place on 30 September 2015 at the Monarch Suite at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel.

Hundreds of professionals across the coach industry will attend this year’s event, which has been timed to coincide with the PSV industry show (UK's principal bus, coach, motorhome and rail glass 
distributor).

One of the handful of vehicles inherited with the Bluebird takeover
is this MAN-powered VanHool.
Now in its 11th annual year, this event is specifically designed to reward the coach operator. The awards are structured into 16 categories, with 10 operator awards, and 5 awards given to those individuals working in the industry. The nominations shut on April 17. Since then, nominees have had to provide further information into why they should be shortlisted, in order to be awarded the trophy and prestige of the prize.

The judging panel consists of 5 established figures in the industry, Steve Dewhurst, Chris Heaps, Tony Kennan, and Peter Nash. The panel is chaired by former routeONE Editor Mike Morgan. The night is predicted to be a sell-out event, filling the largest function room at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole."

Thanks go to Chloe at Fountain Trust for sending this in. Here's a little about Maretts Chariots. The operator's roots can be traced back to a private school and the transport provided. The operator later took over North Walsham based Bluebird and are today operate a fleet of around fifteen coaches on private hires and school contracts. Back in 2010, Maretts Chariots won the Route One Excellence Award for innovation.
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