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Invensys Rail named supplier of the year by Network Rail

Posted: 15 July 2011 | | No comments yet

Invensys Rail collected two major industry awards at Network Rail’s annual Partnership Awards ceremony…

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Invensys Rail collected two major industry awards at Network Rail’s annual Partnership Awards ceremony which were held at London’s Natural History Museum on 13 July 2011, winning the ‘Best Large Project’ award and the highly prestigious ‘Supplier of the Year’ award.

The Partnership Awards event provides an opportunity to recognise excellence and best practice within the industry, the pinnacle of which is the much-coveted ‘Supplier of the Year’ award, presented by Network Rail to the organisation that has delivered exceptional performance and outstanding effort over the course of the year. At the conclusion of the evening, Network’s Rail’s CEO, Sir David Higgins named Invensys Rail as this year’s winner, with the company’s UK President, Nick Crossfield invited on to the stage to receive the award.

Simon Kirby, Network Rail’s Managing Director, Investment Projects, said: “Invensys has had a really good year, delivering everything we look for in a great supplier and partner. We wish them every success for the many years of business together, yet to come.”

Earlier in the evening and alongside its project partners, Invensys Rail also won the ‘Best Large Project’ award for its work on the Airdrie to Bathgate (A2B) Rail Link, the longest new passenger railway to be built in Scotland for over a century. This is latest in a series of accolades for the £300m A2B project, following similar success at last month’s Scottish Transport Awards, where it was named ‘Transport Project of the Year’ and at the Modern Railways Innovation Awards where it won the ‘Best Large Project’ category.

Commenting on the company’s Partnership Awards success, Nick Crossfield said: “Naturally I’m absolutely delighted that we have won these two awards, against some extremely stiff competition. To be recognised for our work on the Airdrie to Bathgate project is in itself a great achievement, but to then be named Network Rail’s Supplier of the Year represents a true milestone for our business. It really is a testament to the expertise, commitment and professionalism of everyone at Invensys Rail and I’m extremely proud to have collected this award on behalf of them all.”

In addition to these two awards, Invensys Rail was also one of the companies who received a special award for the Reading station area redevelopment project.

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