The RailStaff Awards 2018

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Great Western Railway

Rail Manager of the Year

Sponsored by: Great Western Railway

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In this category, we are looking for someone who is an outstanding manager who is a true professional, who shows outstanding leadership skills and goes beyond for their team.

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Last years Rail Manager of the year was Nick Chadwick from Virgin Trains.

An “unsung hero” whose work to improve driver recruitment, performance and engagement has been overshadowed by colleagues in the past. Nick has been nominated for developing and managing the very first Train Driver Apprenticeship programme in the UK and for implementing cutting-edge post-incident diagnostic, investigation and support for train drivers.

You can see all the past winners here.

Here's how you nominate:

To nominate some one you believe deserves to win this award, first write down in rough what you most admire about the person: cheerfulness, positive thinking, companionship, a person who stands by his/her mates, a person who never misses a day at work, a newcomer who goes out of his or her way to learn and absorb the art of working on the railway. This will help clarify in your own mind why you are going ahead with the nomination. 

Next, write down a specific incident which typifies the qualities you know this person has.

Maybe it was a charity event they helped organise, a late night emergency work session put in to help out a colleague. It could be an act of bravery, rescuing a passenger from an incident; or assisting a foreigner or child who had become lost. Put in the approximate date and location.

This can all be done on the nomination page. Please click Nominate Now above to access this.

Finally discuss all this with your manager or director. He or she will need to be happy that the nomination can go forward. If as a manager you are proposing a member of staff do, please, make sure they are fully aware of what you are up to and that he or she agrees to be nominated.

RailStaff will contact the person being nominated to check that they are happy to go into the final list being put forward to the judges.

At any stage of the process feel free to contact RailStaff. We can help with advice on how to draft a nomination.

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And the winner is…

Carys Thomas

Great Western Trains

Congratulations to the runners-up

Joe Brown

London Underground

Samantha Lear

Govia Thameslink Railway

The finalists…

Barry Edwards

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR)

Mohammed Mayet

London Underground

Joe Brown

London Underground

Jane Murray

Northern

Tim Keen

South Western Railway

Trevor Armitage

Northern Rail

David Martin

MTR Crossrail

Carys Thomas

Great Western Trains

Damon Colvin

Govia Thameslink Railway

Paul Hawes

DB Cargo UK

Mo Uddin

Govia Thameslink

Samantha Lear

Govia Thameslink Railway

Pam Williams

Northern Rail

Pat Walsh

Southeastern

Simon Ring

GTR Southern