GOOD NEWS has been all too scarce on the railways over the last 12 months, but the 2001 National Rail Awards judges have vowed to seek out and reward the best companies and individuals in this increasingly difficult environment.
The rail industry's premier awards are again backed by NCE, Rail magazine and Angel Trains. The winners will be revealed at a gala dinner at the London Hilton, Park Lane on 6 September.
Most in the industry are well aware that now, more than ever, they need to demonstrate total commitment to customers. All the categories recognise that the whole industry must refocus its efforts towards returning the railways to the nation as a real transport option.
The National Rail Awards gives a first class opportunity for the entire industry to shout out its achievements and take pride in the improvements that have been made.
'Whatever the wider world thinks of the railway, it is crucial that we don't bury our heads in the sand and become defensive, ' said awards director Clive Nicholls.
'Let us not forget to salute excellence and achievement, ' he added.
The event is an unrivalled opportunity to mix with your industry partners and rivals, and a chance to reward those staff who have worked hard throughout the last year.
And the success of last year's event means that tables for the dinner are going fast.
To guarantee your place at the Hilton for the industry's biggest night out, call the hotline straight away and register your booking.