Bearsden RAC patrol man gets top honour

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BREAKDOWN recovery man Baldi Singh has been honoured with a top award from his company.

Baldi Singh from Bearsden was awarded the RAC’s Patrol Ambassador of the Year 2012 – a prestigious honour within the motoring organisation that sees him also gaining a new rescue van and the coveted P1 RAC number plate for the next 12 months.

Having worked from the breakdown organisation for the past 20 years, the 50-year-old Baldi is known to go the extra mile to help those in need.

He joined other employees at the annual Ambassador Awards in Cheshire on March 16, where CEO Chris Woodhouse praised the ‘outstanding’ dedication and commitment he had shown.

Father-of-two Baldi, said: “This was such a big surprise and I really never expected it. I just love fixing cars, so to be rewarded for it is amazing. I am very proud to work for the RAC as everyone pulls together to do the very best they can in helping people get motoring.

“I look forward to representing the patrols for the next 12 months and intend to make the most of all the opportunities this presents.”

CEO Chris Woodhouse said: “We have an amazing team of individuals working at the RAC and this is a fantastic opportunity to recognise the outstanding effort our people put in – as well as the results this hard work has achieved.”

Rachel Blay, RAC HR director, said: “Baldi is a fantastic colleague, providing world-class service to the many customers he helps – and he always does so with a smile.

“Baldi’s contribution really epitomises the incredible work people have made across the RAC to be the motorist’s champion in a year of significant – and sometimes whirlwind – change.”

Now in its 15th year, the awards are regarded as the pinnacle in the employee calendar, and for the first time ever, the awards have been opened up to the nearly 4,000-strong staff to recognise the hard work undertaken as the business went through a period of significant change and growth.