A BUS driver has been named employee of the year by his firm.

Richard Hiscock is known by colleagues and customers at Salisbury Reds for his outstanding customer service skills.

Salisbury Reds managing director Andrew Wickham, who presented the awards at the company’s annual ceremony, said: “Politeness and commitment to doing a good job are second nature to Richard. People who know or meet him instantly notice how helpful he is.

“Whether he is driving, mentoring his colleagues or covering as a quality controller, Richard is highly regarded by all who know him and is a fantastic ambassador for Salisbury Reds.”

Mr Hiscock received £500 worth of vouchers and a framed certificate.