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RailStaff Awards: Meet the rail industry heroes of 2017

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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!

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