Industry pioneer Col Dyson awarded

Photography by: Margie Hill


Melbourne bus industry legend Col Dyson (OAM) has been honoured with the Medal of the Order of Australia on the weekend.

Industry pioneer Col Dyson awarded
Col Dyson (OAM) has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia

 

He was acknowledged for his dedication and work in the transport industry and within the community of Bundoora.

The senior director of Dyson Group, based in Melbourne’s north-eastern suburbs, says the honour goes to everyone who has helped built Dyson Group into what it is today.

"This a medal that I've won with the help of others, there’s no doubt about it," he says.

"We have been in business for 65 years and all of our 800 employees have contributed.

"These sorts of awards shouldn’t go to anyone individually."

Dyson was originally nominated by his daughter Margie Hill in 2015.

"I first found out when they sent me a letter about three weeks ago, but I was sworn to secrecy!"

He will receive the medal in person during an official ceremony later this year in front of his tremendously proud family and friends.

Dyson Group of Companies is a family owned bus and coach transportation business serving metropolitan Melbourne, regional Victoria and southern New South Wales with route bus and chartered coach services.

The company was founded in 1952 by Laurence Collins 'Pop' Dyson after he purchased three old buses.

Now into a fourth generation, the Dyson Group has grown to comprise a fleet of almost 400 buses and coaches and 800 employees. The operation celebrated 65 years of service on June 1 this year.

 

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