Friday, 29 August 2008

Friday 29th August 2008

Dear all
I may be guilty of many superlatives relating to today's activities. But, we achieved an extremely professional demonstration of the whole range of opportunities we can offer the rail industry in an enjoyable environment that delivered sound messages in a succinct and measured way.
The team involved did not fail to impress our distinguished and appreciative visitors with what can be achieved on our Railway to the benefit of the companies involved. My heartfelt thanks go to Phil, who masterminded the day, the support team of drivers and guards who provided many new activities for our guests that were very sought after, and the whole welcoming and catering team that demonstrated the range of support services we can provide.
We have cemented existing relationships and have presented new ideas to existing and potential new customers. It was particularly gratifying to welcome a  strong contingent from Network Rail, East Midlands Trains, Rail Accident and Investigation Branch, the Health and Safety Executive and the various vehicle acceptance bodies. We were also able to illustrate new ideas to our major customer, Sperry Rail International, that will further influence our capital works over the next few months.
An extremely good and very productive day that will shape our future over the next few years.
Who would have thought a few years ago that we could muster such a group of influential people that take us very, very seriously.