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Bridgeway Consulting is supporting the Rail Safety Person of the Year award at the RailStaff Awards 2014, held this year for the first time, at a bigger location, Coventry Ricoh Arena. Bridgeway Consulting, which has supported the RailStaff Awards right from its inception, is itself moving to more spacious, modern premises on Nottingham’s Riverside Way overlooking the River Trent.

‘We have outgrown our offices at Beeston Business Park,’ said Managing Director, Pino de Rosa. ‘The new offices and depot, will give us better opportunities for training and development, more space to better serve customers and a secure healthy environment to progress the ever increasing projects and works we are taking on at Bridgeway.’

Bridgeway has renovated Riverside Way. Initially the building had an EPC rating of 84 (‘D’ rating) but the energy modelling plan we have developed shows that the building is projected to have an EPC of 50 (‘B’ rating).

When we have completed the renovation work the new offices will encompass a purpose-built state of the art training facility with more space for track and signalling equipment open lay out, to give trainees hands on experience in a secure environment, all within easy reach of Nottingham’s vibrant city centre.

The move comes just ahead of next year’s 20th anniversary of the founding of the company in April 1995. Bridgeway Consulting was set up as a rail engineering services business, by three British Rail engineers talking over the opportunities the new industry presented, in the back of the Victoria Inn outside Beeston station. The company now employs over 600 staff and is involved in major projects within the railway renewal industry, these include:

  • Birmingham New Street, Re-Signalling Phase 4 & 5 Principal contractor
  • East Midlands Possession Management
  • Northern Hub & NWEP project
  • London North West (LNW) Specialist Rope Access MMLE cable route survey
  • Training managed services for Signalling Solutions & Costain

Says Tom O’Connor, Managing Director, Rail Media, ‘Bridgeway Consulting was a founding member of the RailStaff Awards and has been right behind the idea from the start. Pino de Rosa and his team have become an integral part of the continuing success story of the new rail industry. We wish Bridgeway Consulting every success on Riverside Way and across the railway network.’

The Rail Safety Person of the Year is a popular category. Safety is at the forefront of all operations at Bridgeway Consulting. A proactive approach is combined with staff-wide safety ownership methods. The object is to get everyone buying into a safety- priority culture.

Says Steve Diksa, Corporate Development & Sustainability Director, ‘At Bridegway we have developed a culture which enables the workforce to prioritise safety. This is always a challenge but we work hard at achieving it and we make sure it becomes part of every members of staff’s thinking. We see the Rail Safety Person of the Year award as doubly important because it salutes those safety minded people who encourage good practice in the rail industry. We are delighted to support the Rail Safety Person of the Year award.’

Steve Diksa won the Lifetime Achievement Award at last year’s RailStaff Awards.


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