Awards & Accolades

62nd UK Coach Rally

The UK Coach Rally welcomes all sections of the coaching  industry gathering together for a series of exhibitions and awards including Coach of the Year and Coach Driver of the Year. The two-day rally held on the Sea Front Promenade at Blackpool, attracting  the elite who striving to win the accolades & silverware that carry industry wide recognition.

When Sharpes of Nottingham decided to enter the 62nd UK Coach Rally, it wasn't a decision that was taken lightly when entering our 1986 Volvo B10M Van hool Alizee. This coach has undergone an extensive restoration programme, which has taken over 3 years to complete.

Sharpes were successful in winning two awards and trophies in the following classes.

  • Rita Dalziel Trophy - (Top coach 25 years or older)
  • The Bernie Porton Memorial Trophy - (Coach of the Year as voted by the The Coach Drivers)


SHOWBUS international

Sharpes of Nottingham win again at the  SHOWBUS international 2016, receiving the following awards.

  • Doyen Singledeck             - AEC Reliance Plaxton Panorama Elite VWA290L
  • Doyen Doubledeck          - London Transport AEC Regent III RT3902
  • Best 1960-69                      - AEC Routemaster RM291
  • Best coach post 2009      - Van Hool TX27 Astromega