Perryman’s Buses have driven away with yet another award for their contribution to life in the border region.
The Eastern Borders Development Association (EBDA) Award was first made in 1977 and has been awarded annually since then.
It recognises a person or organisation who, or which, through skill or effort, has made an outstanding contribution in social, economic or environmental fields in the past twelve months.
Chairman Edward Cawthorn said: “This was the 36th Annual EBDA Award - no other local award for community achievement has been in existence for anywhere near as long as EBDA.
“This year, it was attended by the Civic Heads of Northumberland County Council and Scottish Borders Council, both of whom fitted the ceremony in to tight schedules.
“Perryman’s have received several national awards for the excellence of their service to the travelling public and the Trustees of EBDA considered it fitting that those national achievements should be recognised at local level.”
Richard Perryman started a taxi company with his father in Burnmouth in 1972, buying their first minibus a year later.
The EBDA citation for this year’s award recognised that: “In an area where bus travel still plays a significant part in the life of the community, Perrymans have demonstrated the highest standards of quality of service for the benefit of the travelling public.
“The use of safe, modern transport for school contracts has earned for Perryman’s not only the respect of the children conveyed, but also accolades from the Northumberland and Scottish Borders education authorities and from the transport industry .”
Director of Perryman’s Buses, Richard Perryman, commented: “Receiving this award is a great honour for which our whole team can be immensely proud of.
“Being presented with such a prestigious award in Berwick Town Hall is one of the highlights of our 41 years in business.”