The RailStaff Awards 2023

Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group (UK)

Learning, Development & Investing in People Award

Sponsored by: Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group (UK)

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

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Example jobs under this category:-

Rail Safety Trainer, Training Specialist, Training & Competence Manager, Team Leader, Trainee Trainer, Operational Trainer, Signaller Trainer...

You can see all 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 or 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.


And the winner is…

Chris Crawley and the City and Guilds Impact Team,

City & Guilds Training (Intertrain)

Congratulations to the runners-up

The finalists…

Chris Crawley and the City and Guilds Impact Team,

City & Guilds Training (Intertrain)

Carl Bavister

Avanti West Coast

Mike Mitchell

Network Rail

Mark Law

Network Rail

Robert Porter

South Western Railway

Alistair Dunn


Stewart Ekstrom-Gabb

Transport for Wales

Srikanth Reddy Mandalapu

Wabtec Control Systems