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Rail Employees Recognised At 2014 Stagecoach Champions Awards

Staff from South West Trains, East Midlands Trains and Supertram honoured

Staff from all three Stagecoach rail companies have been recognised at the 2014 Stagecoach Champions Awards.

The winning employees were honoured for their outstanding achievements at an awards ceremony in London last week.

Gold, silver and bronze awards were given out across six categories - Health, Innovation, Customer Service, Environment, Safety and Community.

The awards were judged by Chair of Stagecoach Group’s Health, Safety and Environment Committee, Helen Mahy along with Stagecoach co-founder and Board Director Ann Gloag and Director of Corporate Communications Steven Stewart.

The winners, who came from across the UK as well as from North America and Canada, received a trophy and a cash prize at the awards dinner.

In the Safety category, Darren Ward from East Midlands Trains received the Silver award. Darren has been the driving force behind a number of projects which have included partnership working with unions, British Transport Police and Network Rail to boost level crossing safety; improving suicide prevention and trauma support.

Sarah Hall from South West Trains won a silver award in the Environmental Champion category. As a result of Sarah’s work and that of her team, the company has won awards for reducing energy use and the title of Green Station of the Year. Just as importantly, she has helped her staff gain nationally recognised qualifications.


In the category of Innovation Champion, Treana Hudson from Stagecoach Supertram in Sheffield won the silver prize.  Treana devised the Supersafe community initiative to help promote independent travel for more vulnerable passengers, with mascot Supertram Man at the heart of the campaign. Treana has worked tirelessly to raise the profile of the campaign in local schools and amongst elderly group forums and Supertram Man is also now part of local football club Sheffield Wednesday’s community programme.

In the Community Champion category, East Midlands Trains walked away with both the silver and bronze awards.

Glen Fiddy who is one of only two members of staff at Melton Mowbray station, has transformed the facility and earned praise from customers and staff alike. He got local primary schools involved in a successful community artwork project and in his own time, he has given the station a fresh coat of paint, scoured antiques markets to collect old railway pictures for the station waiting room and has even come into work on days off to clear the snow.