Larbert bus boss drives to success

Paul McGowan is Boss of the Year
Paul McGowan is Boss of the Year

A managing director based in Larbert scooped a top accolade at a prestigious award ceremony.

The leader of FirstGroup’s bus division covering the east of Scotland, Paul McGowan, was named Boss of the Year and collected his award at the ceremony in London.

Paul fended off competition from fellow nominees including the leaders of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust and Badminton England.

The team at First’s Scotland East headquarters in Larbert nominated their boss for his setting of high standards across all areas of the business, from a strong commitment to delivering excellent customer service to ensuring safety is a top priority for his 950 strong staff.

Paul said: “It’s incredibly important to me that our business continues to deliver for those who rely on us to access work, education and health and leisure facilities each and every day.

“I am flattered to have received this award and hope to continue to deliver success across the business, whether for customers or our employees, under my leadership.”

The PA Magazine Awards, held on Pall Mall, recognise those who are delivering success in fiver areas. These include best boss, PA, newcomer, organised event and employer of the year.