A man from Bradford has been nominated for a national rail industry award for his community work across the East Midlands and Yorkshire.
Richard Isaac works as a regional community and sustainability manager for Northern in Leeds and spearheads the organisation’s work with schools, community groups and station adoption schemes.
He has been a passionate advocate for how trains can connect communities with employment and education opportunities as well as working to tackle social isolation and crime via the National Citizen Service (NCS).
And now, he has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Personal Contribution category of the prestigious National Rail Awards – a scheme which recognises outstanding achievements across Great Britain and rewards individuals and initiatives which demonstrate innovation, measurable improvements and exceptional leadership.
Tony Baxter, regional director for Northern, said: “Richard embodies the Northern ethos ‘to make a positive impact for the North, in all we do and for all we serve’. He has also worked tirelessly to promote Northern as an employer of choice – arranging events which encourage women and the BAME community to consider a career in rail.”
Richard will find out if he is the winner in his category at the awards ceremony in London on Thursday, 15 September.
Northern is the second largest train operator in the country, with nearly 2,000 services a day to more than 500 stations across the North of England.
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