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Supplier of the Year

Buckingham Group stole the show at Network Rail’s Partnership Awards as it bagged three of 15 trophies – including the coveted Rail Supplier of the Year gong.

Fergal Kiernan, senior project manager at Buckingham Group, said the awards were a “pleasant surprise” and a reward for the huge amount of work it has carried out with key delivery partners over the past two years. 

As well as the night’s biggest award, Buckingham Group came top in the Best Collaboration and Putting Passengers First categories for its role in the Liverpool Lime Street station upgrade.

Organised by Rail Media, the Rail Partnership Awards was sponsored by Atkins, Colas Rail, RSSB, Total Rail Solutions and VolkerWessels and took place on June 5 at the Vox Conference Centre, NEC, Birmingham. 

Andrew Haines, chief executive of Network Rail, was among the 570 guests on the night. Talking about the ceremony, he said: “This is a brilliant, brilliant opportunity to recognise just how diverse the railway family is, a partnership that does brilliant things, day in, day out. 

“It’s right that we take times like this, not to slap ourselves on the back, but to recognise the real fantastic work that’s done by such a diverse group of people.”

During his opening address, Andrew touched on a number of key themes for Network Rail and its supply chain. 

He said he makes “no apologies for being unremittingly relentless about putting passengers first”, a key message of the night, because that is where Network Rail’s future lies, and also backed the industry to transform its approach to reliability like it has safety. 

For a full list of the night’s winners, head to www.railpartnershipawards.com/winners


All the winners in 2019:

Best Collaboration: Buckingham Group

Investing in People: Story

Diversity and Inclusion: Babcock

Safety: Colas Rail

Community Engagement: Story

Preserving the History of the Railway: 

Ferryhill Railway Heritage Trust

SME of the Year: Senceive

Driving Efficiencies: Great Western Railway & Network Rail

Best use of Technology: Cambridge Centre for 

Smart Infrastructure and Construction

Best Project over £50m: Siemens

Best Project under £50m: BAM Nuttall

Sustainable Excellence: Amey Sersa

Best Standards Challenge: British Steel

Putting Passengers First: Buckingham Group

Supplier of the Year: Buckingham Group

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