The National Rail Awards took place on 18th September at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.

Nearly 1300 people were in attendance at this unique event wihich provides an opportunity for all those involved in the railway to come together in a mood of optimism and determination to take the railway forward to an even greater contribution to economic and social benefit. Old friendships are rekindled and new ones forged as guests and award winners get together to talk about the wonderful and important industry that means so much to everyone involved in it.










The Dead Ringers star Jon Culshaw is seen by many as Britain's best impressionist. His repertoire of over 350 voices stretches from Dale Winton to Ozzy Osbourne to Michael McIntrye, Russell Crowe and (for fans of the radio show) Brian Perkins.

Originally a DJ, Jon won a Radio 1 talent contest and joined the team on Spitting Image. He played 40 characters, including Frank Bruno, Michael Portillo, Bill Clinton and Liam Gallagher. Jon then became 'the man of a thousand voices' on Channel 4's Big Breakfast.

Next came the Steve Penk Show, when Jon made international headlines by calling the switchboard at No.10 and fooling the operators with his William Hague impression. To his delight he realised that he was talking directly to the Prime Minister. The incident was duly reported in Hansard.

With an unmatched versatility, Jon is regularly called upon for a whole host of guests appearances. Jon's other TV credits include Friday Night Armistice and his own series for the BBC: The Impressionable Jon Culshaw, Jon Culshaw's Commercial Breakdown and most recently The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson. He is also a regular guest on election programmes, providing necessary comic relief with impromptu impressions of politicians and commentators.