The Rail Staff Awards 2012 - Samaritans trainer wins Trainer of the Year!
Our very own Steve Tollerton won Trainer of the Year at the Rail Staff Awards at the ICC in Birmingham on Saturday evening, 20 October 2012.
This was an amazing achievement as he was nominated by the rail staff he has trained, and was 1 of 14 shortlisted in the category. For our Network Rail team it was no surprise as we know what an amazing trainer he is.
In the last 2 1/2 years Steve has done a superb job in training 100s of railway workers and changing the culture of the industry so they understand that they help reduce suicides on the network. Steve consistently scores highly in course evaluation and is raved about in the industry.
Additionally Samaritans presented its first ever ‘Samaritans Lifesaver Award’ which has now become part of the industry awards. Our CEO Catherine Johnstone presented this award in recognition of an intervention on the railway that saved a life. Sharon Willet from East Coast won and Samaritans got a great reception from the 1,000 staff attending the event.
Photo 1: Samaritans CEO Catherine Johnstone with Trainer of the Year winner Steve Tollerton
Photo 2: Steve Tollerton with Samaritans Lifesaver Award Sharon Willet.