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22.05.14

Industry rewards excellence at Infrarail Awards

Innovative businesses saw their hard work recognised last night at the Infrarail Awards, which rewarded excellence both out on the rail network and inside the exhibition hall.

More than 150 people were at the awards night, which was a great chance to celebrate the successes of Infrarail exhibitors. 

RTM was the headline sponsor of the event, and footballing legend Kevin Keegan entertained guests with anecdotes about his time playing for and managing some of the biggest clubs in the country, but also revealed that as a Doncaster lad, he grew up with railway heritage all around him.

RTM’s Roy Rowlands, a Trustee of the UK Rail Industry Training Trust (UKRITT) gave a keynote speech at the event, explaining more about the Trust’s successful first year, its programme of Gen Y Rail events, and the money raised so far.

He said that UKRITT is seeking to put in place a full board of Trustees to guide the organisation’s work and strategy, and encouraged anyone interested in being considered to email him: royc@cognitivepublishing.com

The winners were:

Excellence in Track or Infrastructure: GG Rail

Best New Signalling Product: FT Transformers

Best New Electrification Product: Trough-Tec Systems

Innovation in Safety: iSeeU Global

Innovation in Technology: Wireless CCTV

Newcomer: Linbrooke Services

Judges’ Choice: DWG

Best ‘Space Only’ Stand: Imtech

Best ‘Shell Scheme’ Stand: dBD Communications

The judges were: Graham Coombs, communications director at RIA; Colin Flack, chief executive of the Rail Alliance; Colin Walton, chairman of the Derby and Derbyshire Rail Forum; and Alison Stansfield, communications director at the PWI.

Full coverage and photos from the Awards, and the rest of Infrarail, in the June/July edition of RTM.

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