About SPOTLIGHT Rail Awards

We are delighted to be launching our SPOTLIGHT rail awards, taking place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on 13 April 2023.

We’re doing things differently too. We’re delighted to bring a brand new format for our SPOTLIGHT rail awards, shining a spotlight on all shortlisted entries through our six week virtual event series in the run up to our awards night.

We have approached a small number of well-respected figures across the regions of the UK we covered through our SPOTLIGHT series to be part of our judging panel, who will give their expert view as to which entries deserve to win our prestigious award.

Following the announcement of the shortlist in November, we will embark on our webinar series. These will take the format of 90-minute sessions and will include video content, PowerPoint presentations and panel discussions from the shortlist and will give a platform to dissect the category and projects in more detail. These webinars, broadcast to a national audience through our platform, will elevate each entry and give the exposure it truly deserves.

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

Taking into consideration the challenges faced by the sector over the last two years, it’s a great way for your organisation to elevate your position within the sector, and to gain a competitive advantage.

Submit your entry by the 7th October 2022 and make the most of this incredible opportunity.


Suzanne Donnelly

Suzanne Donnelly

Passenger and Revenue Director – Great British Railways Transition Team
Claire Lomas MBE

Claire Lomas MBE

Motivational speaker

Order of Events

SPOTLIGHT Rail Awards – Royal Lancaster Hotel – 13 April 2023


18.30 – 19.15 – pre event drinks reception

19.15 – 19.30 – Chair Welcome

19.40 – 19.55 – Suzanne Donnelly, Passenger Revenue Director – Great British Railways Transition Team

19.55 – 21.30 – dinner served

21.30 – 21.55 – Claire Lomas

22.00 – 23.10 – Award ceremony

23.10 – 02.00 – networking and drinks