Rail Exec, Ironmongers' Hall

FAQs

Answers to your most frequently asked questions

Q: HOW DO I WRITE A GOOD NOMINATION?

Below is a recommended format for writing a quality award nomination.

Step 1: JUSTIFICATION: Compile a list of reasons that your nominee should be selected. Reasons could include examples, stories, illustrations, and statistics about an individual's work. It is important that you be as specific as you can in your nomination letter. Avoid sweeping generalities and make every sentence count. Bring this person to life; help the reviewers visualize this individual. Ask others for more information. Talk with them in person or request that they email you. Ask if they have a story or example they can share.

Step 2: OPENING STATEMENT: Start with a clear, direct, and specific statement of why the nominee deserves recognition. Include enough information for the judges to become familiar with the nominee’s specific challenges faced, actions taken, and results or goals met. List the most important information in the first few sentences and then elaborate as necessary but try to keep your nomination under 1000 words. Anything longer than that is unlikely to be remembered in a positive light.

Step 3: SUPPORTING STATEMENTS: Support the opening statement with specific examples and elaborate on why the nominee’s accomplishments are worthy of the award.

These examples should include outcomes, results, and/or activities “above and beyond” the nominee’s job description. Include qualities that make this person outstanding, and that are clearly relevant to the award criteria (e.g., contribution, teambuilding, collaboration, initiative, and leadership). Consider including the following evidence to answer the “who, what, when, where, why” in your supporting statements:

 

WHAT did the nominee do (e.g., projects, activities)?

  • Projects and/or Activities above and beyond the nominee’s job description
  • Any challenges or issues encountered and overcome

 

HOW did they do it?

  • Initiative and/or Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Creativity and/or Innovation
  • Behaviours and/or Attitudes

 

WHAT were the results and/or impact?

  • What did the nominee’s efforts accomplish?
  • Are there specific benefits that the company derived from those efforts?

 

RELEVANCE: Ensure that everything is related to the award you chose.

 

MAKE SURE YOU SUBMIT A PHOTO 

 

Q: IS THERE PARKING?

Yes, there is plenty of parking around the NEC and you are able to park for free in Hall 2 on the evening of the event. Please follow the signs for 'The RailStaff Awards'. Cars may be left overnight at the owners risk.

 

Q: IS THERE A CLOAKROOM?

Yes, there will be a fully staffed cloackroom for all guests to leave belongings free of charge. Please note, we cannot be held responsbile for any loss or damage to items left in the cloakroom.

 

Q: WHAT IS THE DRESS CODES?

Dress to impress. Black Tie, Lounge Suits and Cocktail Dresses. It's a party, we want you to have fun. Pick your style.

 

Q: IS THERE A CASH BAR ON THE NIGHT?

Yes, all bars accept cash and card. You may also order drinks via the online app (please see you evenings brochure for full details on how to use this).

 

Q: WHAT TIME DOES IT START?

Doors open at 18:00. The event runs through to 01:00.

 

Here's the itinerary for the evening:

18.00 Drinks

19.00 Dinner

21.30 Awards

23.00 Entertainment

01.00 Carriages

 

Q: WHAT ARE THE FOOD CHOICES?

http://www.railstaffawards.com/event/2018/about