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NAT Group is Named Chamber Covid Hero

NAT Group has been recognised by the South and Mid Wales Chambers of Commerce for going the extra mile to support the local community and essential workers during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Leading Welsh transport provider NAT Group was awarded the UK Business Heroes stamp as part of the British Chambers of Commerce’s campaign to acknowledge the incredible work that businesses across the country are doing, in the most challenging of years.

NAT Group operates bus services across South Wales and has consistently adapted its network to comply with government regulations and ensure passenger and staff safety throughout the year. Pioneering the way, NAT Group has implemented rigorous cleaning and hygiene procedures, along with cashless payment systems, online booking schemes and social distancing measures. Throughout the lockdown, buses continued to provide essential services to key workers, and in total transported 6,200 NHS staff free of charge. Bus routes were modified to ensure that essential travel was uninterrupted, and a 24/7 emergency contact system was set up to ensure that they could be reached in the event of any sudden requirement.

Nina Slevin, Director of Partnerships for South and Mid Wales Chambers of Commerce, said: “We are so proud to recognise Business Heroes across Wales. Throughout the pandemic, NAT Group has illustrated the agility and flexibility of the business, reacting swiftly to passenger needs and Welsh Government requirements while ensuring that the group’s environmental ethos has not been compromised.”

NAT Group Managing Director Adam Keen said: “The last nine months really have been extraordinary, and individuals and businesses have had to adapt their ‘normal’ to cater for the challenging times we now find ourselves in.

“We were depended upon during the peak of the pandemic by key workers for essential travel and worked hard to find solutions to ensure people got to where they needed to be while working with reduced services and staff numbers and increasing restrictions and guidelines.

“To receive recognition from the Chamber for the immense team effort displayed by the whole NAT Group team is humbling and we are very proud to be included in these honours.”

For more information about the South and Mid Wales Chambers of Commerce Business Heroes, visit https://southwaleschamber.co.uk/news/uk-business-heroes-in-wales/. For further information about NAT Group and is new safety measures, visit www.natgroup.co.uk.