On Monday 22nd May, Women in Rail, the National Skills Academy for Rail and the Department for Transport teamed up to organise a quiz night in aid of Women in Rail.
The money raised will be used to fund the updating of the WR website, including the creation of regional pages to support members of WR based around the country, the restructuring of the mentoring page to allow easy registration and matching for the 2018 WR Mentoring Programme and a career page showcasing not only the wide range of roles available to women in our sector through interviews with women in rail but also advertising jobs opportunities.
The event was attended by over 100 professionals from the railway industry, men and women, from all grades and roles.
The venue was Brown’s in Covent Garden, London, a former county court which saw the evening take a legal flavour with quizmasters Malcolm Brown (CEO, Angel Trains) and Neil Robertson (CEO, National Skills Academy for Rail) acting as high court judges.
The winners of the quiz night were Je Suis Mallard (DfT/HS2) in first place, Carillion DiFIRsity (Carillion) in second place and Camel Train (DfT) in third place.
Competition was fierce so well done to all the teams!
The quiz night was a tremendous success and we want to say a very big thank you to all those who attended and generously donated to the WR charity. We managed to raise an amazing £875.91!
We also want to say a very big thank you to Malcolm Brown and Neil Robertson for getting into the habit and entertain us with their excellent double act and to Bernadette Kelly (Permanent Secretary at the Department for Transport) for all her support.
Special thanks also go to Mary Stewart from NSAR, Jackie Harrington and Sigourney Doyne from Angel Trains who kindly helped organising the event.
We would not have done it without you all!