Companies in the UK rail supply industry have just a few days left to make a submission for the Railway Industry Supplier Excellence (RISE) awards.
The deadline for submissions is 21:00 on 14 April and the shortlist will be announced a month later. Winners will be announced at the RIA Dinner and Awards on 29 June at the London Park Lane Intercontinental Hotel.
For the first time, entries are open to non-RIA members. The ten categories for which any UK rail supply company can enter are:
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Environmental, Social and Governance
Application of Digital Technology
Employer of the Year
SME Exporter in Rail (below £50m turnover companies)
SME Growth in Rail (below £50m turnover companies)
In addition, there are three award categories for which individuals can be nominated, with no charge for these nominations. They are:
Employee of the Year
Client of the Year
This year we are delighted to announce that eleven senior executives from across the rail sector, regulation and Government have agreed to act as RISE Award Judges. The 2023 judges are:
Robert Ampomah, Chief Technology Officer, Network Rail
Dyan Crowther, CEO, HS1 Ltd
Gareth Evans, Head of Rail Technology, Network Rail
Rachel Fullard, Service Analyst at Rail Delivery Group and EDI Charter Working Group Chair
Shamit Gaiger, Managing Director, West Coast Partnership Development
Jo Lewington, Chief Environment and Sustainability Officer, Network Rail
Klara Ludinova, Innovation Lead – Rail, Innovate UK
Toufic Machnouk, Director, Industry Partnership for Digital Railway, Network Rail
Justin Moss, Head of Business Development, Electrification at Siemens Mobility, Rail Infrastructure and Chair RIA North
Ian Prosser CBE, HM Chief Inspector of Railways and Director of Railway Safety, Office of Rail and Road
Wendy Richards, Railways Infrastructure Lead, Department for Business and Trade
Fi Westcough, Chair, Young Rail Professionals
Previous company award winners provide a flavour of the breadth and variety of the UK’s rail supply chain. They include Dura Composites and XRail Group (Growth in Rail SMEs), Atkins, Member of the SNC-Lavalin Group (Environmental Sustainability and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion), Porterbrook (Collaboration), Asset Insights (Safety and Wellbeing) and One Big Circle (Unlocking Innovation).
Looking at the awards to individuals, previous winners include Fi Westcough, Atkins, Member of the SNC-Lavalin Group (Future Leader) and Kris Kinnear, Network Rail Scotland (Client of the Year).
For more information on the RISE awards visit riagb.org.uk/RISE23