Bus firm invests in its people

Jon Jones-Pratt (left) with Rachel Davies, principal of Somerset College.

Jon Jones-Pratt (left) with Rachel Davies, principal of Somerset College. - Credit: Archant

A WESTON bus firm has been recognised at a regional awards ceremony for investment in its workforce.

Jon Jones-Pratt, head of Crosville Motor Services, which runs a number of services in the town, picked up the Skills For Growth award at the Somerset Business Awards.

Crosville has been operating since 1906 but was acquired by Mr Jones-Pratt in 2005, and began operating services in Weston in 2011.

Since then, more than 30 buses have been brought to the town operating across seven local services.

Mr Jones-Pratt said: “We recognise that it is critical to invest in people and to win a locally-driven, prestigious award is something to be proud of.

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“We are absolutely delighted and it has been a career milestone to bring Crosville Motor Services to life in Somerset and without our staff, we wouldn’t be here.”

Weston-based Broadway Lodge was named runner-up in the Charity of the Year category, while Holiday Resort Unity, which owns Brean Leisure Park, was runner-up as Family Business of the Year.

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