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Team members also positioned buses to spell out 'GNE'
Team members also positioned buses to spell out 'GNE'

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Go North East champions its team members with thank you video

Last night, the region’s largest bus company, Go North East championed its team members in a thank you video, following weeks of praising fellow key workers during the weekly ‘Clap for our Carers’ activities.

In the video, made and edited locally by teams across its depots, managers from across the company can be seen and heard delivering their personal thank you messages, including managing director Martijn Gilbert and operations director Gary Edmundson alongside depot management, supervisory and other colleagues.

Team members positioned buses to spell out ‘GNE’ and the video also includes managers clapping as part of their thank you, with other activities still taking place across the region to thank fellow key workers.

Martijn Gilbert, managing director at Go North East, delivered his message saying: “For the past seven weeks, we’ve come together every Thursday as a team to clap for the NHS and fellow key workers across our region and the rest of the country.

“Tonight, we want to clap for you, our key workers, Team GNE – to say thank you for the phenomenal job you’ve been doing day in, day out, to enable us to deliver essential services across our region.

“I am immensely proud of our team’s efforts – some of the spirit that has been shown, some of the great camaraderie, charitable work and most importantly delivering essential services.

“You should be immensely proud of it too, so tonight we say thank you. On behalf of myself and the rest of the Go North East management team, we dedicate this clap to you – thank you.”

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On the Go since 1913

Around 175,000 journeys are made on Go North East bus services every day to travel around this wonderful region. Travelling to work or education, to visit friends and family, to have a night out, or to visit one of the region's many tourist and leisure attractions.

For over 100 years, Go North East has connected the region's towns and villages with the cities of Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland and currently operates across Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and into Tees Valley.

Employing over 2,000 local people, with a fleet of almost 700 buses and coaches and an annual turnover of £100m, the company is the regional subsidiary of the Go-Ahead Group plc, one of the UK's leading providers of passenger transport.

Go North East
117 Queen Street
NE8 2UA Gateshead