Rail Partnership Awards 2021

Categories

Listed below are all of the categories for the 2021 awards.

BEST COLLABORATION

Recognises organisations and stakeholders that have collaborated to bring real and demonstrable benefits to the rail industry.

BEST INNOVATION

Recognises suppliers that have used new technologies to help transform Britain’s railway. Entries could include new ways of working, cutting-edge technologies, novel approaches to benefit users or challenging standards and practices through innovative solutions.

BEST PROJECT

Recognises projects that have helped deliver a safer, more reliable railway with greater capacity and efficiency. It is likely that this award will represent the work of a number of suppliers working in partnership to deliver lasting benefits to Britain’s rail network.

CONTRIBUTION TO RAILWAY HERITAGE

The conservation, restoration and promotion of Britain’s rich railway heritage are celebrated here – particularly with regard to Network Rail buildings and structures of national importance.

DRIVING EFFICIENCIES

Recognises companies that have made strides in designing and delivering work more efficiently, to generate cost savings and value for money to create a more efficient railway. Entries will clearly demonstrate how they have considered safety, reliability, capacity and value for customers and tax payers within their work.

INVESTING IN PEOPLE

Recognises suppliers that truly value their people by respecting differences between individuals and creating an environment that promotes accountability, opportunity and diversity.  

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Organisations will be able to evidence a commitment to developing people, for example, talent, skills, apprenticeship schemes, training and leadership capabilities, demonstrate inclusion, and evidence safe and welcoming workplaces and fair cultures.

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MEDIUM-SIZED SME OF THE YEAR

This award will recognise outstanding SME suppliers with headcount of <250 and either an annual turnover of less than or equal to €50m or a balance sheet of less than or equal to €43m. The winning supplier will need to evidence excellence and innovation in several award category areas, such as safety, sustainability, putting passengers first and community engagement, as well as being able to demonstrate successful collaborations or partnerships within the rail industry in 2019/20

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PARTNER OF THE YEAR

Only the winners from the above categories will be eligible for consideration into this award. Judges will give this award to the organisation that has demonstrated excellence and best practice in all work areas. Network Rail Key Performance Indicators measured throughout the year will be taken into account, where appropriate, in making the decision

PUTTING PASSENGERS FIRST

Millions of people rely on the railway to get them to work, home and to friends and family. This award will celebrate suppliers who have put the needs of rail passengers and communities at the heart of what they do and can demonstrate that they are genuinely putting passengers first. This may include programmes that have improved local communities in Britain and brought about improvements in local businesses and social benefits. 

REGIONAL PARTNER OF THE YEAR - EASTERN

Recognises the partner that has exhibited the highest levels of collaboration with the Eastern region in delivering safety, performance, customer service, innovation or efficiency.

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REGIONAL PARTNER OF THE YEAR - NORTH WEST & CENTRAL

Recognises the partner that has exhibited the highest levels of collaboration with the North West & Central regions in delivering safety, performance, customer service, innovation or efficiency.

REGIONAL PARTNER OF THE YEAR - SCOTLAND'S RAILWAY'S REGIONAL AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Recognises the partner that has put the focus on the passenger from the outset, recognising their needs in the delivery strategies, and building up exceptional stakeholder and community engagement that resulted in successful project delivery alongside a great passenger outcome.

REGIONAL PARTNER OF THE YEAR - SOUTHERN

Recognises the partner that has exhibited the highest levels of collaboration with the Southern region in delivering safety, performance, customer service, innovation or efficiency.

REGIONAL PARTNER OF THE YEAR - WALES & WESTERN

Recognises the partner that has exhibited the highest levels of collaboration with the Wales & Western regions in delivering safety, performance, customer service, innovation or efficiency.

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SAFETY

Safety should never be taken for granted, and this award highlights organisations that show a continuous improvement towards safety within the workplace and on or near the railway.

SMALL/MICRO SME OF THE YEAR

This award will recognise outstanding SME suppliers with headcount of <50 and either an annual turnover of less than or equal to €10m or a balance sheet of less than or equal to €10m. The winning supplier will need to evidence excellence and innovation in several award category areas, such as safety, sustainability, putting passengers first and community engagement, as well as being able to demonstrate successful collaborations or partnerships within the rail industry in 2019/20.

SUSTAINABLE EXCELLENCE

This award is open to organisations that can clearly demonstrate sustainable and responsible ways of working. It can cover anything from working effectively with lineside neighbours through to carbon off-setting and reduced waste and recycling innovations. Entrants should demonstrate how they have actively communicated with stakeholders to improve the reputation of Britain’s railway.