On multibillion-pound megaprojects across the globe, clients are relying on the technical expertise of professional services firm Jacobs to overcome their biggest challenges.  Whether it’s this core capability or programme management, strategic consultancy, intelligent...

Old Dalby rides again

Old Dalby Test Track Installation and Test Teams for Thales and London Underground won this year’s Signalling & Telecommunications Person or Team of the Year Award. The Thales Ground Transport Services (TGTS) team and Old Dalby Test Track Installation team...
In its 130-year history, Bollé has grown from a small cottage-based business in the French Alps to one of the world’s leading manufacturers of premium eyewear products.  Some of the country’s biggest infrastructure projects:...
Stobart Rail is supporting the Recruiter and HR Person or Team of the Year Award. Now one of the leading names in rail network maintenance, repair and improvement, Stobart Rail is active throughout the earthworks, structures, permanent way, drainage and...
Apprentices are now first in line to meet dignataries and VIPs at project sites. An enthusiastic PR campaign over the past couple of years appears to have shifted the view of apprenticeships. Comments about some apparent stigma around such...

New blood

The RailStaff Awards sells itself on variety. One moment a long- serving employee can be receiving a lifetime achievement award for their rich, sometimes transformative, body of work; minutes later an apprentice who has spent less than a year...
Morson International, top technical recruiters, will sponsor the Rail Engineer of the Year award at this year’s 8th RailStaff Awards. The RailStaff Awards takes place on 25th October 2014 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Rail Engineer of the Year provides...
It’s been a busy few years for on-track plant hire specialists Total Rail Solutions (TRS). After investing millions of pounds in reliable, new equipment as part of its aggressive growth strategy, the company announced the successful completion...

Signalling success

Praised for helping nurture and develop another Network Rail team, IP Signalling Northern LNE’s Construction Team has won the Signalling and Telecommunications Person or Team of the Year award at the RailStaff Awards. Based out of George Stephenson House in York,...
Five years after the ceasefire of World War I, the Transport Benevolent Fund (TBF) was established to support the families of industry workers who had returned from the battlefield. Almost a century later you could be forgiven for thinking that...
Super-franchise Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is in the middle of a historic transformation. The company is spearheading a modernisation programme to make it fit for a future where more journey options will make it possible for people to lead...
Bridgeway’s Access Services team took home the Rail Infrastructure/ Possessions Team of the Year award and were followed swiftly by the 2016 Rail Manager of the Year winner, Merseyrail’s Ian Taylor. The Bridgeway Access Services team has been providing possessions, line...

A year to remember

It has been a remarkable year for permanent way technician Rebecca Munro. She came into the RailStaff Awards having already been named as the best apprentice in the country twice this year and left with her third trophy of...
Team Knutsford, Northern Rail, has already received a measure of recognition for its dynamic, go ahead work at the station on the busy Chester - Manchester line. Says station manager, David Tyrer, ’In January, Knutsford station won the ‘In Bloom’...
Charlotte Mollart, recruitment account manager for Crossrail at Morson Group, has won this year’s keenly contested Recruiter and HR Person or Team of the Year Award. ‘I’d like to thank the whole team. MI42 we call it. It’s a tough challenge...
2013 looks like being a busy and successful year for Virgin Trains, which is backing this year’s Depot Team of the Year at the RailStaff Awards. Says Tom O’Connor of the Rail Media Group, ‘We are delighted to welcome Virgin...
Shauni McDonald picked up her first award in 2011, quickly followed by another two in the same year. In 2012, she was presented with one more and then in 2013 she received yet another. Shauni has enough awards to...
The room falls silent. Bums occupy the edges of seats while the audience’s gaze locks onto the presenter’s lips as he prises open the envelope and announces: “And the winner is…” Suddenly, a roar...
The cogs are turning on the RailStaff Awards as the grand celebration on November 28 creeps ever closer.  Hundreds of nominations are now live at www.railstaffawards.com and colleagues are busy voting to ensure their...

The bridge to success

Bridgeway Consulting is supporting the Rail Safety Person of the Year award at the RailStaff Awards 2014, held this year for the first time, at a bigger location, Coventry Ricoh Arena. Bridgeway Consulting, which has supported the RailStaff Awards...

Charity role for Colas Rail

Colas Rail is sponsoring the David Maidment Award for Charity at the RailStaff Awards 2014. The new category is named after David Maidment, founder of the Railway Children charity. This award recognises the huge efforts made by staff across...
The transition from one control period to another can be challenging, but the promise of investment in CP6 gives companies reason to be optimistic. Total Rail Solutions (TRS) is a business which is positive about the future. Over the last...

Kept in the loop

Delays and closures are part of life on the railway – passengers, given time, can understand and accept that. It is how the industry communicates with its customers that is often the difference between a successful project and a chaotic...

Never standing still

Protective equipment, in some form or another, has been used by rail workers since the 19th century. As industry safety standards and practices have been developed, so has the look, quality and range of these products, even...

RailStaff December: Railway royalty

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West Coast appointments

Christmas work