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Last call for submissions for UK Railway Industry Supplier Excellence Awards

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

Rising Star

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

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