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Vital Human Resources nominated in two categories in the annual RailStaff Awards 2019
Morson Group CEO Ged Mason scoops 'Lifetime Achievement Award' nomination
Morson Group companies have been nominated in three categories in the annual RailStaff Awards.
Vital Human Resources Limited, part of the Morson Group, have been nominated in the categories of ‘Safety Person or Team Award’ and ‘Recruitment Person or Team’, while Group CEO Ged Mason has been nominated for a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’.
Jane Hepburn, Safety Unit Advisor for the rail division at Vital, has been nominated for the Safety Person Award. Jane covers the North of England working with clients and the workforce to deliver safety briefs from the Safety Unit, the Group’s bespoke vehicle for site safety briefs originally developed in 2016.
Mark Barrett, Health & Safety Manager for the rail division, said:
“Jane is well respected by our clients and her peers within the business. Her approach is very hands on and she is comfortable in dealing with senior safety officials as well as the general workforce. Her enthusiasm, drive and commitment to safety has a knock-on effect to our work force.”
Vital Rail recruiter Stephen Ducker has been nominated for Recruitment Person of the Year. Andrew Latimer of Network Rail supplied the nomination, writing:
“I have had the pleasure of working with Stephen over the past five years or so, and he has also been the model of what a good recruitment person is. He is diligent, honest, ethical and unbelievably approachable in all aspects. Couple that with an astute understanding of rail you then have someone you really want in you corner. I have grown to welcome his thoughts and judgement on all aspects of contracting and employment, and would gladly recommend him to anyone who needs some insight to the rail employment world.“
The final nomination came for Group CEO Ged Mason. The submission highlighted both his and the businesses’ strong partnership with local educational authorities like the University of Salford to create STEM initiatives like the Morson Maker Space to help address the skills gap in rail and other sectors. It also highlighted pledges towards diversity and women in engineering. This began by launching a pledge to double women’s engineering contracts by 2020. Pre-pledge figures showed that women comprised just 7.5% of total engineering contracts. This has risen to 13% in the short period since Morson embarked on its commitment, as the company has more than 1,800 female engineers working worldwide.
The winners of the awards will be announced at a gala dinner on Thursday 28th November at the NEC in Birmingham.