The RFG Awards dinner 2018 was another great success and a huge thank you to all our members who took the time to enter each award category. As usual, the judges had some lively discussions as they debated who should take the top prizes and claim the runners-up slots. They were especially impressed with entries that focused on the award they were competing for and used statistics and customer testimonials to evidence their achievements.
The entries also highlighted the importance of collaboration within the industry and with our customers. The best results are often achieved through a true partnership approach. Judges were faced with some very tough choices but, in the end, they had to make some tough decisions.
The winners of the RFG Awards 2018 were:
The RUNNER-UP in the Customer Care category was Freightliner
The WINNER of the Customer Care Award was Direct Rail Services (DRS)
COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD
The RUNNER-UP in the Community and Environmental Responsibility category was Direct Rail Services (DRS)
The WINNER of the Community and Environmental Responsibility Award was Hutchison Ports, Port of Felixstowe
INNOVATION & TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD
The RUNNER-UP in the Innovation and Technical Development category was a joint entry from 3Squared and Network Rail.
The WINNER of the Innovation & Technical Development Award was DB Cargo UK
RAILFREIGHT PROJECT OF THE YEAR
The RUNNER-UP in the Rail Freight Project of the Year category was DB Cargo UK
The WINNER of the Rail Freight Project of the Year was Davis Wagon Services
OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTION AWARD
The WINNER of the Outstanding Individual Contribution was Jon Bunyan, General Manager, UK Operation Projects, Freightliner
YOUNG RAIL FREIGHT PROFESSIONAL
The first RUNNER-UP in Young Railfreight Professional was Sam Hunt from VTG Rail UK
The second RUNNER-UP in Young Railfreight Professional was Connor Mason from DB Cargo
And the WINNER of Young Railfreight Professional was Adam Taylor, Quality & Standards Engineer at GB Railfreight
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
The WINNER of Business of the Year was Direct Rail Services (DRS).