Rail Plant Awards

The Categories have been chosen to recognise specific excellence in aspects of the Rail Industry Plant Supply-chain and associated performance and contribution. It aims to acknowledge the Plant Suppliers who enable the Rail Industries work to be delivered. The Categories are selected to recognise and reward those who are delivering a quality product, leading in the supply of safe and reliable plant and to highlight those companies who are really making a difference.

Winners & Nominations

The nomination process has been pulled together in three key parts:

  • We have carried out a cross industry survey of the Supplier and Client organisations that utilise RailPPS to offer forward their nominations
  • We have sought and accepted specific nominations from many parts of the wider railway industry
  • Utilised RailPPS, where we are able to qualify and measure specific areas of performance, delivery and behaviours.

The process could have drawn out many more nominations and examples of great Plant Performance. The final list has been validated through a senior management review.

Best Performing Small Plant Supplier

Winner: Torrent Trackside

Nominees: A-Plant, Speedy Hire, Torrent Trackside


Most Innovative Small Plant

Winner: Cembre – All weather, battery powered rail drill

Nominees: Cembre – All weather, battery powered rail drill, Torrent – Hydrogen cell lights, Hilti – Dust Removal System


Most Improved RRV Supplier

Winner: TXM

Nominees:  A.P. Webb, Story Contracting, TXM


Best Performing RRV Supplier

Winner: Stobart Rail

Nominees: Shovlins, Stobart Rail, Story Contracting


Most Innovative RRV

Winner: A.P. Webb – Atlas RRV, positive pressure cab ventilation system

Nominees: A.P. Webb – Atlas RRV, positive pressure cab ventilation system, Quattro – Madvax, Road Rail Cranes – AC55 Crane


Continuous Improvement Award

Winner: Story Contracting

Nominees: A.P. Webb, Story Contracting, Stobart Rail


Share With Pride Champion

Winner: Story Contracting – GKD Fault Find and Repair

Nominees: Readypower – New Spares Vaults, Story Contracting – GKD Fault Find and Repair, TXM – Call Centre


Plant Engineer of the Year Award

Winner: Richard Errington – Stobart Rail

Nominees: James Haille – Story Contracting, John Webb – Railability, Richard Errington – Stobart Rail


Plant Safety Champion

Winner: Keltbray Rail Plant

Nominees: Keltbray Rail Plant, Road Rail Cranes, SRS


Plant Operator Scheme Champion

Winner: A.P. Webb

Nominees: A.P. Webb, Readypower, TRS


Best Supporting Organisation in 2016/17

Winner: Shovlin Plant Hire

Nominees: McCulloch, Quattro, Shovlin Plant Hire


Rail PPS Root Cause Analysis

Winner: Story Contracting

Nominees: Stobart, Story Contracting, TXM