National Rail Awards 2018: OUTSTANDING PERSONAL CONTRIBUTION (MANAGEMENT) Winner: Steve Naybour – Head of Transformation – S&C South Alliance, Network Rail

“Steve was the outright winner, showing incredible enthusiasm, professionalism and dynamism,” said the judges.

Steve Naybour, aka ‘Engineer Steve’, saw Mark Carne, the Network Rail Chief Executive at the time, on the BBC News explaining what NR was doing at Waterloo. Steve felt he could help. So he set about producing a series of video blogs explaining the problems that NR was dealing with in relation to its inherited Victorian assets at Waterloo, and how they are being replaced. His goal was to pitch the blogs at a level his mum could understand!

The response on Twitter was amazing - one of his videos has had more than 15,000 views. The success and positive feedback from the videos are all as a result of Steve’s passion for his work at NR and his desire to communicate better about what it is they do. He is currently in the process of appointing ‘Engineer Charmaine’ to carry on his legacy!

  • For FULL coverage of the National Rail Awards, read RAIL 862, published on September 26, and available digitally on Android, iPad and Kindle on September 22.

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