People are at the heart of the railway. This award recognises railway men and women in any front-line role who have performed above and beyond the call of duty, to significant effect.
Operational and maintenance managers and front-line staff at any level can be nominated. Nominations should be submitted by line managers, but the nominee must be told that they have been nominated, and why, and be shown a copy of the nomination. A maximum of two candidates from any one company can be submitted.
Entries will need to show that the nominee has promoted a positive image for railways and made a significant difference for railway users.
The judges will interview nominees. They will be looking in particular at the following:
This award is likely to be won by someone who has gone ‘above and beyond the call of duty’, and the award is equally relevant to all levels of staff.
Shortlisted nominess will be interviewed by the judging panel, and the manager making the nomination should attend the meeting to provide support.
The judges will separately make an award for a senior figure in the industry, for which no entries will be required.