COACH company Just Travel has been highly commended in the prestigious Bus & Coach Awards.

The company, which is owned by husband and wife team James and Lisa Simpson, were shortlisted along with six other companies nationally for Excellence in Minibus Operations.

Just Travel, which operates 20 coaches from its bases in Acaster Malbis and Tadcaster, has been trading since 1999 and employs about a dozen members of staff.

James Simpson, managing director of Just Travel, said: “To be nominated for such a prestigious award means so much to our committed team.”

Lisa added: “Being the only company from Yorkshire shortlisted for such a prestigious award is something we will continue to be very proud of.”