A BUS boss could be en route to a top national accolade.

Ben Mansfield – of Transdev, which operates Keighley Bus Company – is among the finalists in the UK Bus Awards.

He has been shortlisted in the hotly-contested UK Young Manager of the Year category.

Mr Mansfield, marketing and communications manager for Transdev across Yorkshire and Lancashire, heads a team responsible for promoting the expansion of the firm’s services.

Tribute is paid by Alex Hornby, the company’s chief executive officer.

“I’m delighted that Ben has been shortlisted,” he said.

“He has a keen dedication to providing the highest standard of customer care for our passengers.”

Also shortlisted for awards are Transdev’s 36: Riding Redefined luxury service and VAMOOZ , a pioneering crowdfunded initiative which enables passengers to book return trips to events and destinations using a specially-designed app.

Winners will be announced at a presentation ceremony in London on November 21.