CV’s – What’s the latest thinking?

CVs have been around for decades and have become one of the most popular ways to demonstrate our skills, experiences and qualifications to future employers. CVs come in all sorts of formats, there is no “right” way.  I must have read thousands of CVs over the years and have seen a real variety.  A CV…

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Tomorrow’s Rail 2015

Well, what a day … A few months’ ago I was musing that I hadn’t done any serious networking recently and ought to seek out a really interesting, high profile event where I would learn something and meet some fascinating people … and along came an advert in one of the journals for ‘Tomorrow’s Rail…

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On being authentic …

There are few Oscar Wilde quotes which don’t resonate with me … but at the moment, the one which I’d like to share with you is this:- “Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken”  I had the great pleasure of attending an event in London a couple of weeks’ ago which focused on ‘Building a…

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Rail Renaissance

I had the pleasure of being in the audience to hear the Rail Minster speak at an event last week … and it genuinely was a pleasure, which to be honest, I wasn’t expecting. With the notable exception of the Secretary of State for Transport, I have rarely been impressed by a Government figure when…

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It’s National Customer Service Week!

“National Customer Service Week is a week long opportunity to raise awareness of customer service, and the vital role it plays in successful business practice and the growth of the UK economy …” On the one hand, it’s a bit disappointing that we need to have a special week allocated to doing something which surely…

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Challenging Conventional Wisdom …

These words are music to my ears, and when Phil Hufton, Chief Operating Officer at London Underground stood up to speak at the Rail Exec Club lunch recently, this was the theme of his talk. Phil joined LUL in 2008 and as COO has responsibility for 17,000 staff, a £1.5bn annual budget and over 4…

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People, Pride & Passion

Well, this Northern lass has been living it up in London again … this time at the National Rail Awards 2014, held for the 15th year in succession at The Grosvenor Hotel on London’s Park Lane. The largest crowd ever – 1280 of the Railway Family – turned out in their finery to celebrate, to…

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16th Rail Business Awards

  The Hilton, Park Lane was the superb venue for last night’s 16th Rail Business Awards …   Around 800 of the ‘Great & the Good’ from the UK Rail Industry gathered to celebrate some specific achievements as well as pay tribute to the hard work that goes on day in, day out – and…

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The National Rail Awards 2013

National Rail Awards 2013

Twelve months’ ago, I was sitting at The Lanesborough having a                                    civilised cup of tea with a certain ex-CEO of a certain railway organisation, bemoaning the fact that I wasn’t attending ‘the’ event of the industry’s social calendar…

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National Rail Museum Dinner 2013

There are few things I like to listen to more than a man with a French accent. One of those few things is a man with a Burnley accent, so Thursday night’s event at the spectacular National Rail Museum was a particular treat! The great and the good of the Rail Industry gathered in their…

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