March 10th 2010
The Rail Alliance is to sponsor the Train Driver of the Year at the RailStaff Awards 2010. After another year of hard work and expansion, the Rail Alliance is looking forward to the RailStaff Awards 2010.
Says Colin Flack, Executive Director of the Rail Alliance, ‘We are delighted to be sponsoring the Train Driver of the Year. Mention the RailStaff Awards and people always say, do you mean the train driver of the year? That's exactly what we do mean plus all the other categories: cleaners, trainers and engineers. These are the people right across the industry who keep railways moving throughout the year - and especially this year when we have faced a harsh winter of tougher than average conditions.' Mr Flack went on, ‘The Rail Alliance was created specifically to help the rail industry capitalise on the multi-billion pound opportunities Britain's expanding network has on offer. We put rail-based suppliers and producers in the right place at the right time - just as our train drivers do with our passengers. We are delighted once again to be taking part in the RailStaff Awards, encouraging all who work in this dynamic and successful industry.'
The RailStaff Awards, now in its fourth year, will be held on 23rd October 2010 at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham.
The Rail Alliance is the leading business-to-business networking organisation for the rail industry. Working throughout the industry the Rail Alliance represents both organisations currently involved in railways and those entering the market for the first time. The Rail Alliance supports and encourages all those working in what is now Europe's fastest growing rail industry.
Adds Paul Curtis from the Rail Alliance, ‘Supporting our members and helping promote their initiatives across the UK is just one of the services we offer. Clear benefits of Rail Alliance membership include the networking opportunities with 1300+ companies in the rail industry and the vast database we hold in the UK and abroad. The RailStaff Awards gives us a chance each year to meet up with old friends and discuss the opportunities that will be opening up this year.'
Says Tom O'Connor, managing director of the Rail Media Group, which organises the RailStaff Awards. ‘The Rail Alliance works closely with RailStaff, opening up new business and new opportunities. This year the Rail Alliance has made great strides and is an important part of the RailStaff Awards. It is highly appropriate that the Rail Alliance should be backing the Train Driver of the Year. The rail industry is not simply about expanding capacity and opening up new business but at its heart is a plethora of new careers and jobs for people and suppliers wanting to join an industry with solid roots and an exciting future most industries can only envy. We are thrilled the Rail Alliance, itself a driver of change, is backing the RailStaff Awards.