Bekim Maliqi, who works at the Hounslow garage on route 81 between Slough and Hounslow, won an award for going above and beyond the call of duty when he prevented a distressed young man from jumping off a flyover on the A4 near Heathrow Airport.
While on duty he stopped his bus and went over to talk to the man with the police, who arrived shortly afterwards, and managed to pull him to safety.
He was awarded for his brave actions which saw him put his own safety aside to save the young man's life.
Mr Maliqi was unable to attend the awards ceremony - held at the Riverbank Plaza Hotel on June 25 - so his line manager Nigel Harris collected the award on his behalf.
Mr Maliqi said: “I was disappointed at not being able to attend the ceremony but I was pleased to hear the news.
"Of course, any other bus driver would have responded in the same way if faced with a potential suicide but it was good to know that my efforts had been recognised.”
Sharon Davidson, who works at Hounslow Heath bus garage on the 285 route between Heathrow and Kingston, scooped the award for outstanding newcomer.
A full-time mum for 17 years, she applied to be a bus driver two years ago and in that time has become one of London's most respected bus drivers, with a recent promotion. She is about to undergo training as a relief controller which is rare after such a short time in the job.
She said: “I was thrilled just to be shortlisted and when I heard my name announced as the winner I couldn’t believe it. I’m still buzzing days later.”
Both drivers work for bus operator RATP Dev London, which is made up of London United and London Sovereign which operate 81 routes on behalf of Transport for London.
Nigel Harris, general manager of Hounslow and Hounslow Heath garage, said: “I am delighted for Sharon and Bekim. They are both exemplary employees and great ambassadors for the bus industry. They are very deserving of the awards that they have received.”