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RailStaff Awards: Investing for the future

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...

RailStaff Awards: A touch of magic

The NEC isn’t the obvious place for the forces of magic and sorcery to place their portal into the mortal realm, but visitors to...

RailStaff Awards: People – our number one priority

A business is only as strong as its people. “It’s an old cliche but I fully believe in it,” said Steve McLaren, managing director...

Getting ready for the Digital Railway

The modernisation of the signalling and control systems that manage Britain’s railway will represent a sizeable chunk of the planned investment for CP6 and...

RailStaff Awards: New addition to expert panel

We’re pleased to announce that Alison Rumsey, group HR director for Network Rail, will be part of the independent industry panel judging this year’s...

From the London Underground to world domination

Shauni McDonald picked up her first award in 2011, quickly followed by another two in the same year. In 2012, she was presented with...

TBF helping to make a difference

During the past 12 months, TBF has paid out more than £2.5 million in benefits to its members. The demand for its support is...

RailStaff Awards: Better every year

It takes a great deal of effort to organise and host a major awards event like the RailStaff Awards. It is a logistical juggling...

Big moments from small talk

We all engage in small talk on a daily basis with friends and work colleagues. We talk about our weekends, families and, best of...

The RailStaff Awards: a spectacle with no shortage of inspiring characters

Who inspires you? A parent, a teacher, your best friend? You may never have thought to name the people who have shaped your life...

New Year’s Honours for railway heroes

More than 1,000 people have been named on the New Year's Honours list 2018 for exceptional achievement and service. Among them are a number of...

Powerlifting train driver talks about his journey to the Invictus Games

Grabbing a set of 25kg weights, Freightliner’s Steve Cokayne talks me through his warm up routine. We meet at the gym he trains at...

Top accolade for London Bridge controller

Having already gone up on stage to collect the Station Staff of the Year award with his London Bridge colleagues, Arron Raimbault was surprised...

Driving dedication

Northern train driver Colin Newton was a little bemused when he came off stage after winning the Train Driver of the Year award. ‘It’s a...

Greater Anglia team stand out

High retention rates and the delivery of a busy schedule of coaching development sessions were just two of the reasons that Greater Anglia’s learning...

Rewarding potential

Electrical engineer Conor Maton from rail telecommunications leader telent has won this year’s Graduate of the Year title. Born and raised in Coventry, Conor studied...

From ticket office to control room

When Kai Gohegan joined the rail industry, it was meant to be a stopgap. He arrived at Southern 13 years ago, working in the ticket...

Safety above all else

The safety performance of Freightliner’s Birmingham terminal was recognised with a win in the Rail Safety Person of the Year category. Freightliner’s operations manager Adrian...