With appearances from Madonna and Michael Jackson, a retro funfair and its own Club Topicana, the RailStaff Awards celebrated the industry’s unsung heroes with a party like no other.
Hundreds dressed in their finest – or in 1980s fancy dress – to celebrate the industry’s very best, from relative industry newcomers to experienced heads, signallers, station staff and those whose work has been affected by the tragedies of Grenfell Tower, the Manchester Arena bombing and the London bridge terror attack.
Congratulations to all category winners and thanks to our sponsors for their support.
The full list of winners is as follows:
|Award category||Category sponsor||Name of winner||Company|
|Apprentice of the Year||AECOM||Rebecca Munro||Mott MacDonald|
|Depot Staff of the Year||Land Sheriffs||Kai Gohegan||Southern|
|Graduate of the Year||GTR||Conor Maton||telent|
|Infrastructure or Plant Person or Team of the Year||SPX Flow||Positive Intervention to Control Exposure to Ballast Dust||VolkerRail|
|Lifetime Achievement Award||Costain||Scott Harrison||SPX Flow|
|Marketing and Communications Person or Team of the Year||Keltbray||Marketing and Customer Relations Team||Merseyrail|
|Outstanding Customer Service Award||telent Technology services||Nicola May||TransPennine Express|
|Project Manager of the Year||Network Certification Body||Amritpal Brom||CrossCountry|
|Rail Engineer of the Year||Primat Recruitment||Ana Walpole||AECOM|
|Rail Manager of the Year||ARM||Nick Chadwick||Virgin Trains|
|Rail Person of the Year||Balfour Beatty||Arron Raimbault||Network Rail|
|Rail Safety Person of the Year||RSSB||Adrian Pattison and Mark Neal||Freightliner|
|Rail Team of the Year||Total Rail Solutions||Disaster Victim Identification||BTP|
|RBF ‘Heart of Gold’ Award for Charity||RBF||Paula Hilliard||GTR|
|Recruiter / HR Person of the Year||RailSport||Danielle Peach||Ford & Stanley|
|Samaritans Lifesaver Award||Samaritans||Tek Malla and Purna Gurung||Land Sheriffs|
|Signalling & Telecommunications Person or Team of the Year||Westermo||IP Signalling Northern LNE Construction Team||Network Rail|
|Station Staff of the Year||Transport Benevolent Fund||Adrian Suter and London Bridge Team||Network Rail|
|Train Driver of the Year||London Midland||Colin Newton||Northern|
|Trainer or Training Team of the Year||Seaton Rail||Learning and Development Team||Greater Anglia|
Watch this space for details of the RailStaff Awards 2018!