Diversity, collaboration and conservation: awards update

We’ve won awards for our projects and infrastructure, commitment to our employees, and our approach to the natural environment and customer care.

You can find out about these achievements and more on our Awards page.

Here are a few recent highlights.

Best Employers for Race

Business in the Community has named us one of the UK’s best employers for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people. There are 66 public and private sector organisations named in the first ever Best Employers for Race list, collated as a direct call to action made in the 2017 McGregor-Smith Review of race in the workplace to showcase best practice on race equality in UK workplaces. The list is unranked with organisations in alphabetical order.

Gold for Green Apple Conservation & Wildlife

Signalling teams within Network Rail's Infrastructure Projects (IP) division have won Gold for Conservation & Wildlife in the Green Apple Environment Awards 2017, for the Building and Construction category. 

The teams involved were presented with the award in November 2017 at the Houses of Parliament.

The award was for their work with the National Trust at Whitburn Point Local Nature Reserve to create a new home for sand martins. The colony will be complete in time for the 2018 nesting season.

More about the conservation work and why it was needed

Above: The new home for sand martins

Sharing the railway with wildlife

How we’re working with nature

Collaborative working recognition

The Wessex Capacity Alliance, an integrated team from Network Rail, Skanska, Colas and Mott MacDonald working on the Wessex Capacity Improvement Programme, received the Chairman’s Special Recognition Award at the Collaborative Awards 2017. The awards ceremony, hosted by the Institute of Collaborative Working (ICW), was held at the House of Lords in December. 

Find out more

ICE People’s Choice Award

The London Bridge station redevelopment was one of the 12 projects that the public nominated as their favourite civil engineering project for the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) People’s Choice Award.

Click the arrows on the image to see different views of the station.

ICE People’s Choice Award: see a map of the 12 nominated projects across Britain [ICE]

More about the redevelopment project and why it was nominated [ICE]