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10.09.15

BitC’s Nicola Templeton joins cross-industry judging panel

UKRIA is delighted to announce the addition of Business in the Community’s Nicky Templeton to its expert cross-industry judging panel.

Templeton, who is head of business development at the organisation, has worked with a diverse client list including KPMG, PwC, ISVA, THFC, the FA, CVS and the BBC. She lectures in ethical marketing practices at a variety of universities and is an experienced public speaker and media spokesperson.

She is also founder of a co-operative manufacturing company that aims to provide employment to women with barriers to traditional workforce engagement and is an accomplished Business Angel Investor.

She said: “I am delighted to have been asked to join the Panel on behalf of Business in the Community. The UK Rail Industry Awards represents and clearly demonstrates best practices within the sector. Over the past 30 years BITC has been supporting the rail sector in developing a sustainable approach to how they do business, and today represents one of our largest sectors in membership.

“To be considered sustainable, a business must look beyond its immediate needs and act in a way that protects the needs of future generations. But it is not purely a selfless act. While it is about considering the long-term future of local community and natural resources, it is also about conserving the long-term future of your own business and its ability to grow. The rail industry is to undergo expansion not seen since the Victorian era, and therefore it is crucial that the lasting legacy of such investment goes beyond infrastructure and rolling-stock.

“You’re creating resilient communities around you, but also building a thriving workplace and sustainable future. Sustainability is all part of responsible business practice (previously known as corporate social responsibility, or CSR). In short it’s about creating mutual benefits for both business and society.”

The awards take place on 11 February 2016 in London and the closing date for entries is 4 October 2015. Click here to enter one or more of the 23 categories and win the most coveted award in rail.

For further information contact the team on 0161 833 6320, email us, or find out more via Twitter: @UKRIANews

The full list of judges:

Anson Jack – Professor, University of Birmingham, Director, International Railway Academy

Ian Prosser – Chief Inspector of Railways, ORR

David Clarke – Director of FutureRailway at RSSB

Simon Iwnicki – Professor of Railway Engineering, University of Huddersfield

Guy Wilmshurst-Smith – Head of Professional Development and Training, Network Rail

David E Hawkins – ICW Operations Director

Martin Brennan – Head of European Research for FutureRailway at RSSB

Amanda White – Head of Rail, Transport for Greater Manchester

Philippa Oldham – Head of Transport and Manufacturing, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Ben Ackroyd – Engineering Director, c2c

George McInulty – Programme Director of Infrastructure, TfL

Iain Stewart MP – Member of Parliament, Milton Keynes South

Guy Woodroffe – Programme Lead, Rail Delivery Group / Technology & Operations, RSSB

Dave Darnell – WSP UK Rail Sector, Major Projects & Head of Station Planning and Design

Graeme Monteith – Rail member on the Transport Expert Panel at the Institution of Civil Engineers

Dr Julian Francis – Director of Policy and External Affair, Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE)

Keith Mitchell – Board Chairman and Director, NIPA Chairman, Peter Brett Associates LLP

Steven Hayter – Director, OTB Engineering Ltd

Suzanne O’Keane – RISQS, Community Manager, Achilles

Tony Allen – Deputy Director, Large Companies Unit, Skills Funding Agency

Professor William Powrie – Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment University of Southampton

Steven Eglinton FBCS, FBCart.S, MIoD, MPWI – Asset Information / BIM Specialist

David McLoughlin FRICS, ACMA – Non-executive director, The Spencer Group

Neil Robertson – Chief Executive, NSARE

Nicky Templeton – Head of Business Development at Business in the Community

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