Colleagues at RailStaff Awards HQ have been overwhelmed with nominations and votes this past month. In total, thanks to a final surge, 99,500 votes have been cast for 766 nominees.
From contractors to customer service assistants, train drivers to training managers, the full breadth and depth of job roles is represented in submissions for the 20 awards categories. If you get the chance, have a glance at the nominations, some of them are truly inspiring.
Judges now have the difficult task of picking the most deserving winners from the shortlisted finalists – drawn-up from the public vote – as the last few preparations are put in place for November 28 – when the winners will be revealed. Best of luck if you’re included in one of the category shortlists.
On the night, guests will make their way to Birmingham’s NEC where one of its cavernous halls will have been transformed into a mesmeric Moroccan kingdom.
World class entertainment will enthral guests in between the four-course dinner and the awards ceremony, which will once more be orchestrated by Richard Salkeld, who heads up the media team at LNER.
Gemma King, of event organiser Rail Media, said: “Where has the time gone? It only seems like yesterday that we welcomed 900 colleagues to the enchanted kingdom to crown 2018’s rail industry heroes.
“With all of the smiles, laughter and good times that come from it, the RailStaff Awards is one of my favourite nights of the year. I’ve no doubt this year’s will be yet another special occasion.”
A limited number of tickets for the RailStaff Awards are available for teams and individuals until November 22, so make sure you book now to ensure you don’t miss out.
In the meanwhile, dig out your tuxedos and cocktail dresses and keep those fingers crossed, the industry’s biggest celebration of its people is almost upon us.
For more information on table packages, hotels and the night, visit: www.railstaffawards.com