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West Midlands Trains recognised for commitment to inclusivity in rail

West Midlands Trains (WMT) have been recognised and hailed for their commitment to inclusivity in the workplace ahead of a prestigious awards ceremony.

WMT have been nominated in the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion category at the upcoming 2022 Women in Rail Awards.

The Women in Rail awards showcase companies and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to inclusivity within the UK rail industry.

The awards also recognise those who champion and work to improve gender balance within the industry.

This nomination follows on from WMT’s success at the 2022 Rail Business Awards where the operator won the Diversity and Inclusion in Rail Award.

The operator was also named Most Improved Organisation at last year’s FREDIE Awards which looks to recognise organisations’ commitment to inclusion.

WMT spoke on the nomination and the important work it does to increase equality, diversity and inclusion in the workforce.

Jo MacPhail, HR Director at WMT said: “Every employee should feel safe, respected and welcome at work.

“That can only happen by putting equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business.

“Along with other recent recognition, this nomination is testament to the hard work our teams are putting in to make WMT a place where people are proud to work.”

WMT has created three dedicated networking groups for employees as part of its commitment to inclusion and diversity.

The operator has also set up a number of videos and webinars for its staff as it looks to improve inclusivity in the workplace.

The winners for the Women in Rail awards will be announced next month.

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