CATEGORY SPONSORSHIP NOW AVAILABLE
Sponsoring an award category at the 22nd Rail Business Awards demonstrates your support for all the hard work and effort of the many entrants and nominees, as well as the actual winner on the night. Our packages include attendance to the awards so you can entertain your key clients, and also provides year-round coverage with unrivalled exposure to the rail market through Railway Gazette International, Rail Professional magazine, the targeted RBA e-newsletter and other media channels.
Category sponsorship includes:
- Association with your sponsored category throughout the year
- RBA e-newsletter alert, notifying subscribers of the category you are sponsoring
- Branding included on all RBA marketing material via our media partner channels all year round - this includes entry packs, e-newsletter updates, and print advertising promotion
- Dedicated company branded meeting area at pre-dinner drinks reception for welcoming your guests
- Additional company branding throughout the venue during the pre-dinner drinks reception on the night
- Prime position table for ten on the awards night, for you to invite guests of your choice
- Award and trophy presentation of your sponsored category by a representative from your company on stage
- Company logo included on winner’s trophy
- Photo and interview opportunities after awards presentation with the winner
- Company logo printed on RBA guest list which sits on every table throughout the venue
Contact the team for further details:
Tel: 0208 652 5214
The IRO exists for its members and the rail industry, promoting best practice and representing the interests of railway operators at all levels.
We are a focal point for raising standards through operational training, sharing knowledge and expertise to provide our members with the very best developmental opportunities. We also deliver a range of career enhancing courses tailored specifically to the needs of the industry, all of which lead to internationally recognised qualifications.
Seen as the organisation of choice for those seeking to develop their career within the rail sector, membership of the IRO opens the door to a wealth of professional expertise and networking opportunities.
Only by working with our members, students and the wider rail community can we continually develop the courses and support required in driving forward industry standards and leading the way as custodians of best practice in rail operations.
Founded in 1998, the KBH Group is the UK’s largest on-train media specialist, with media channels including classic Traincard posters reaching millions of train operating company customers every month, connecting TOCs and brands with the affluent, influential and spend-ready rail-travelling audience.
On-train media effectively delivers ‘non-farebox’ revenue, maximising the value delivered from TOC media estates. Alongside this, the KBH Group helps TOCs enhance the overall passenger experience through the installation of communication, safety and marketing messages as required.
On-train media is proven through extensive research to reach, influence and engage rail users at a point when they are in the right mindset, and with time on their hands, to absorb information. The high levels of mobile connectivity and extensive journey dwelltime combine to make on-train media a powerful channel to connect out-of-home messaging with mobile brand platforms, leading to immediate action.
ROG are the only train operating company in the UK dedicated to supporting the needs of the rolling stock leasing, engineering and manufacturing sectors. Our award-winning operation is engineered to provide a range of services for this very specialised market including the delivery and testing of new train fleets. Additionally, ROG offers a complete suite of supporting services in connection with the introduction of new train fleets, mid-life refurbishment programmes, re-engineering programmes and the storage and disposals of life expired fleets. Our dynamic and innovative business model is dedicated to the delivery of these services. This affords a level of customer service, performance and reliability which is simply unachievable by existing train operating suppliers. We achieve this because we are not distracted by, or have to divert valuable resources to, higher priority passenger, civil engineering or freight operations.
The Transport Benevolent Fund (TBF) was founded in 1923 by the predecessors of TfL to relieve cases of necessity among its members and to meet their needs for convalescence or surgical equipment. The needs of staff today take a very different form, but there is still need, hardship and distress among those who work in the public transport industry (or are retired from it).
TBF members all work in the public transport industry, but membership is no longer restricted to those employed by what is now TfL. There are now TBF members in all parts of England, Scotland and Wales, with organisers encouraging those not yet in membership to join.
Members contribute £1 a week to TBF. All benefits are available not only to the member but also to their partner and dependent children. Where staff have contributed for long enough, they gain free membership in retirement.
Wabtec Rail has a long and proud history in the construction and maintenance of trains. Our passenger fleet refurbishment expertise has encompassed the refurbishment of London Underground’s Waterloo and City Line trains through to the carrying out of heavy maintenance, interior upgrades and refurbishments of DMU’s, EMU’s, High Speed Trains, locomotives and coaching stock for the UK’s rolling stock leasing companies and train operators.
Our vast range of rolling stock expertise and technological resources has been built up over many years. This gives us the capability to repair, refurbish and overhaul everything from shunting locomotives to mainline locomotives through to the general repair and maintenance of freight wagons.
2019-2020 Supporting Partners
Each of our regionally-based chaplains aims to be an impartial ‘friend’ for those who work on the railways. Regardless of faith, gender, sexual orientation, our chaplains offer face-to-face year around support, especially during an individual’s time of loneliness, stress, depression, bereavement or illness. For the rail travelling public and the staff working on the railways, they represent the breadth of life challenges that face our society across the UK. Many are experiencing family breakdown, mental ill-health issues, bereavement, work-related or personal difficulties, and much more. It is our experience that rail staff are very likely to approach a chaplain who is their friend, or at least is known to other colleagues, rather than phone a stranger to receive counselling support to talk through personal difficulties.
Railway Mission Chaplains were declared “BTP Community Volunteers of the Year” at the recent Make The Difference Awards for the support they gave during last year’s terror attacks. Their excellent work supporting colleagues in the most testing of circumstances has won them praise throughout the railway industry, and beyond. But the assistance they provide in the event of a major incident is just one of the aspects of their work. For more than 100 years, the Railway Mission (a registered charity) has supported passengers, railway staff and the BTP family with the curveballs work and home throw our way.