The RailStaff Awards 2022


Trainer/ Training Team of the Year

Sponsored by: PQMS Ltd

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Is there someone you know that makes their delegates feel welcome, who is passionate about development and unlocking their potential? Who has the patience of a saint!

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One of our previous winners of  Trainer of the year was Steve Tollerton, Samaritans


"Our winner is passionate about giving frontline rail staff the skills to deal with some of the most challenging situations they will face in their day-to-day working life.

To date, he has trained more than 1,800 people to administer "emotional first aid" to distressed people.

Many of his students have gone on to save lives with the skills they learnt on his course - a contribution that has long gone without the recognition it deserves."

You can see all 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.


The nominees…