In November last year, to mark the fifth anniversary of the official launch of Women in Rail, we announced our first award ceremony, the Women in Rail Awards.  We created 9 individual and corporate awards, each aiming to celebrate the individuals and companies (large or small) who have made a significant contribution to improving gender balance, diversity and inclusion within the UK rail industry in the last five years.

In the 3 months the nomination process was open, we received over 350 nominations from – and in respect of – a wide range of individuals and company in UK rail. It was truly inspirational reading about the achievements and dedication of the nominees, each entry reminding us of what a fantastic industry we work in.

For the last few weeks, our panel of high profile rail industry judges have been reviewing each nomination with a view to selecting the winners. It was a very difficult task as the calibre of the men, women, teams and companies put forward was exceptional. The judging process is now complete and we are delighted to announce the shortlist:

WOMEN IN RAIL AWARDS 2018 - Shortlist

Women in Rail
Female Apprentice of the Year Award

Amelia Flood (Overhead Line Equipment Apprentice, ARUP UK Rail Team)
Arooba Noor (Project Planning Apprentice, Transport for London)
Becky Munro (Permanent Way Technician Apprentice, Mott MacDonald)
Caitline Gent (Fleet Apprentice, TransPennine Express)
Lucy Ellis (Trainee Civil Engineer, Laing O’Rourke)

Women in Rail
Inspirational Man of the Year Award

Brian Walton (Operations Manager, Rail, BAM Nuttall)
Mark Lomas (Head of EDI, High Speed Two)
Andrew Dugdale (Associate, Mott MacDonald)
Mujib Miah (Corporate Programme & Business Change Manager, British Transport Police)
Lindsay Bleakley (Portfolio Support Office, Rail Delivery Group)

Women in Rail Award

Anthea Hague (Head of Sustainability & Consents, Infrastructure Projects, Network Rail)
Emily Short (Project Manager, Rail, BAM Nuttall)
Kim Bucknell (Head of Revenue Protection, Greater Anglia)
Mark Carne (Chief Executive Officer, Network Rail)
Shamit Gaiger (Programme Director, Sector Policy, Rail Safety and Standards Board)

Women in Rail
Top Employer Award

High Speed Two
TransPennine Express
Siemens Mobility
BAM Nuttall
Department for Transport

Women in Rail
Rising Star of the Year Award

Anqi Wang (Principal Systems Integration Engineer, WSP)
Claire Volding (Local Operations Manager, Network Rail)
Claudia Hurst (Entry Level Talent Manager, Siemens Rail Systems/NTAR)
Helen Aston (Assistant Engineer, Arcadis Rail Team)
Llinos Owen (Northern Hub, Chapel St Bridge Team, BAM Nuttall)
Ruth Shevelan (Assistant Engineer, Mott MacDonald)

Women in Rail
Inspirational Woman of the Year Award

Angela Hern (Head of Trains and Stations, Arriva Rail North)
Bernadette Kelly (Permanent Secretary, Department for Transport)
Gill Murray (Superintendent, British Transport Police)
Nicola Benjamin (Quality Manager, Digital Railway, Network Rail)
Rajinder Pryor (Engagement Lead, Digital Rail, Network Rail)

Women in Rail
Diversity & Inclusion Award

Amey (Consulting and Rail HR Team)
BAM Nuttall (BAM Rail Division)
British Transport Police (Female Police Association)
MTR Corporation (Crossrail)
Siemens Rail Automation (Birmingham Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Team)

Women in Rail Best Graduate or
Apprenticeship Programme of the Year Award

Virgin Trains, West Coast Trains – Virgin Trains Talent Academy Apprenticeship Programme
MTR Corporation (Crossrail) – Rail Services (Driving) Apprenticeship Programme
Amey Consulting and Rail HR Team – Graduate Development Programme
WSP (Learning & Development) – Apprentice and Undergraduate Development Programme
TSP Projects – SPARK Group Apprenticeship Programme

Women in Rail Highest Gender Balanced and Diverse Workforce Award

HS1 – Management Board
BAM Nuttall – BAM Rail Division
Hull Trains
Rail Delivery Group
Network Rail – Executive Committee

Women In Rail Awards Attendees