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Rail Operator Is A Winner Four Times Over

Rail Operator Is A Winner Four Times Over

Rail Operator Is A Winner Four Times Over

A rail operator has been honoured four times in the North of England Excellence Awards 2013. First TransPennine Express won Special Awards for Sustainability, High Growth, Leadership and Learning & Development.

Assessors were impressed by the company’s commitment to sustainability projects, particularly the Green GrantsScheme operated in partnership with the Forestry Commission, and its success in increasing passenger journeys by 85% over the past nine years compared to an industry average of 33%. They also praised the company’s leadership charter, which ‘set a benchmark for others to follow’ and its personal development programme.

First TransPennine Express operates intercity rail services linking major towns and cities across the North of England and Scotland. The company was presented with its awards by Richard Else, Operations Director of Jaguar Land Rover, at the awards ceremony at The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club.

David Teale, Chief Executive of North of England Excellence, said: “The 2013 awards have once again revealed some outstanding examples of best practice in business. These are organisations which are pursuing world-class levels of performance. No doubt they will use the feedback from assessors which they have gained from taking part in the awards to raise their game even higher.”

 

The full list of winners is:

North of England Excellence Awards

Northumbrian Water Limited                                                              Durham

GlaxoSmithKline (Pack Artwork Shared Service)                             Barnard Castle

Trent & Dove Housing                                                                       Burton Upon Trent

 

Business of the Year

Northumbrian Water Limited                                                              Durham

 

Special Award for Sustainability – sponsored by URENCO UK

AESSEAL plc                                                                                     Rotherham

First TransPennine Express                                                              Manchester

Grundfos Manufacturing Ltd                                                             Sunderland

Special Award for Customer Service – sponsored by Customer First

GlaxoSmithKline (Pack Artwork Shared Service)                             Barnard Castle

ALPLA UK Ltd                                                                                   Wirral

South Yorkshire Probation Trust                                                       Sheffield

 

Special Award for High Growth

First TransPennine Express                                                              Manchester

DWF LLP                                                                                            Leeds, Liverpool,

Manchester,

Newcastle, Preston

 

Special Award for International Trade – supported by UKTI

EDM Ltd                                                                                             Newton Heath, Manchester

 

 

Special Award for Leadership

First TransPennine Express                                                              Manchester

 

 

Special Award for Lean                                       

GlaxoSmithKline (Pack Artwork Shared Service)                             Barnard Castle

 

Special Award for Learning & Development   

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service                                 Manchester

Plus Dane Group                                                                               Liverpool

First TransPennine Express                                                              Manchester

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