Bridgeway Consulting is supporting the Rail Safety Person of the Year award at the RailStaff Awards 2015. Bridgeway Consulting, which has supported the RailStaff Awards right from its inception, itself moved to bigger, better premises on Nottingham’s Riverside Way overlooking the River Trent last year.
‘We realised some time ago that we had outgrown our base at Beeston Business Park,’ said managing director, Pino de Rosa.
‘The new offices and depot are more spacious and offer better opportunities for our work and for training and development, we have 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.
This year Bridgeway Consulting celebrated the 20th anniversary of the founding of the company.
Founded in April 1995 in the back of the Victoria Inn outside Beeston station by three British Rail Engineers the company has grown to employ over 600 staff on a comprehensive array of infrastructure projects around the UK Rail network.
Says Tom O’Connor, managing director, Rail Media, ‘Bridgeway Consulting’s success demonstrates what the rail industry and its people are achieving. Founding members of the RailStaff Awards, 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 as they push forward with what I am sure will be an equally successful and inspiring 20 years.’
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 and 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 the RailStaff Awards 2013.