Why SPOTLIGHT Rail Awards?

In March 2024, Peloton Events was delighted to host the annual SPOTLIGHT rail awards, which took place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel. It was a night full of celebration, both for our winners and also for the acknowledgement of the progress being made across the sector.

Just as is true in the rail sector, Peloton strived to do things differently, too. We were delighted to bring a brand new format for our SPOTLIGHT rail awards, shining a spotlight on all shortlisted entries through our two-week virtual event series in the run-up to our awards night.

Additionally, we approached a small number of well-respected figures across the regions of the UK we covered through our original SPOTLIGHT series to be part of our judging panel, who gave their expert views as to which entries deserved to win our prestigious award.

Following the announcement of the shortlist in November, we embarked on our webinar series, which took the format of 90-minute sessions and included video content, PowerPoint presentations and panel discussions from the shortlist. It gave a platform to dissect the category and projects in more detail. These webinars, broadcast to a national audience through our platform, elevated each entry and gave the exposure it truly deserved.

Our categories were chosen to reflect the vision of the future, some of which included decarbonisation, improving efficiency, delivering for the customer and diversity and inclusion. All entries were free of charge, and each entry could be submitted into any relevant category.

Taking into consideration the challenges faced by the sector over the last few years, it was a great way for all organisations that attended to reflect and celebrate the wins the sector has had along the way.

We are excited to continue the SPOTLIGHT journey in 2025, exposing the continuing success in the sector and showcasing best practice in next year’s event.

Submit your entry by 30 September 2024 to make the most of this exciting opportunity.