Nominations for Lothian’s first People’s Champion are in

Many of you nominated your favourite member of our team for the first Lothian People’s Champion and the judges have now picked their final three. Bus Driver Raul Campos-Folgado, IT Systems Administrator Joe Burnett and Edinburgh Bus Tours Guide, Joy Innes-Greig.

We are now asking you to vote for your favourite to be recognised at our awards night later this month. Will it be:

Joy Innes-Greig
Joy was a school teacher in Edinburgh before joining Edinburgh Bus Tours as a tour guide in 2012. She speaks fluent French and Spanish and loves her role as a guide.
Her nomination: When I visited Edinburgh early in the year I thought I knew about Edinburgh’s wonderful history. But after a tour with Joy she really did bring the city to life. She told us not only history but more recent information. I found her very informative and also with a good sense of humour she is a credit to the City.

Raul Campos-Folgado:
Raul has worked with Lothian for 9 years and is a valued member to the Central Garage team.
His nomination: ‘The gent driving the 3pm service 47 from Ladywood to Granton is one of the nicest drivers I’ve ever had. So polite and friendly and especially patient with elderly travellers. Was really nice to see and has made my day!’

Joe Burnett:
Joe works as a IT Systems Administrators and enjoys working with his colleagues from across the business as part on the on street operations team keeping customers moving to rugby matches, the Royal Highland Show, concerts at Murrayfield and events.
His nomination: Wheelchair user Naomi Shaw praised Lothian buses employee Joe for his intervention after the Fringe Festval finale in August. She said ‘Joe made a point of asking which bus my husband and I needed and got it to line uso in front of us, This seemingly small gesture made a high difference as my anxiety was starting to rise’.

Euan McGrory, deputy editor of the Edinburgh Evening News said:

The good deeds of Lothian Staff this year have really won our hearts. They have been a inspiration.

They provide a fantastic service to the city around the clock, every day of the year, but sometimes it is the way that they do it that makes all the difference. A little thought and care can go a long, long way.

We are delighted to recognise the kindness and care shown by their staff through the year. I’d like to thank everyone for nominating so far and I look forward to seeing who the public think deserves to be our People’s Champion.

How to vote:

Vote for your favourite of the final three by filling in the coupon in the Edinburgh Evening News or voting in the online poll.
Voting closes 19 November 2017.