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Rail’s top recruiter

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Danielle Peach’s contribution to rail recruitment was recognised at this year’s RailStaff Awards as she took home the Recruiter of the Year award.

Nominated for her drive and professionalism, Danielle ‘wins over candidates and clients alike with her knowledge of roles, the industry and the wide range of services Ford & Stanley can offer’.

Despite having only joined in June last year, the talented contract and interim recruitment specialist has progressed from a trainee to become one of the Derby-based company’s key employees. She was described in one nomination as ‘a credit to her profession’.

Totally unexpected

Danielle said, ‘This is totally unexpected. There were so many incredible candidates in the nominees that I didn’t think it was going to be me – I’ve only been doing this a year.

‘I’ve been very personable with my contractors and worked closely with them to make sure they – and the clients – are happy.

‘I love this job. I love being able to get out of the office and talk to different people.’

Fantastic first year

Refusing to rest on her laurels, Danielle said she will now be working towards moving up the ranks at Ford & Stanley and to grow a team of contractor specialists.

Ford & Stanley’s head of rail recruitment Daniel Taylor added, ‘Danielle has registered a fantastic first year introduction to the industry – this has been underpinned by Ford & Stanley’s People Programme of realising and harnessing natural talent and potential.’

Paul O’Connor, from category sponsor RailSport, said, ‘Danielle may have only been part of the industry for a short time, but her contribution has clearly not gone unnoticed. Cheering on people at all stages of their career is vitally important. The rail industry needs to continue to provide a supportive environment if it is to continue to attract the best talent.’

Highly commended: Adam Razzell, ARM and Ossie Phipps, Costain.