A “COOL-headed” bus driver and supervisor has been named his company’s Employee of the Year.

Morebus awarded the title to Ringwood-based Lee Bowley, who it said was a favourite among colleagues and customers.

Managing director Andrew Wickham, who presented the award at the company’s annual ceremony, said: “Lee took up the position of a relief supervisor at Ringwood and, within a very short space of time, has shown a cool head in this demanding role.

“On several occasions over the past two years he has dealt with challenging situations that required calmness and direction for his colleagues.

“His own team have shown their appreciation by nominating him for this award. It is richly deserved. I would like to congratulate Lee and wish him a successful year ahead.”

Mr Bowley received £500 worth of vouchers and a framed certificate.