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Celebrating the 5th Annual YRP Dinner

1 April 2014

Grand Connaught Rooms

Having attended last year’s event, the rail team were excited to head back down to the capital to enjoy the fifth black tie dinner and dance organised by the YRP. Following on from the success of 2013, the event was again, held at London’s Grant Connaught Rooms on Friday 28th March 2014.

The annual event brings together young railway professionals, from all areas of the industry across the UK to celebrate the success of those pursuing their careers and to highlight those who have made an exceptional mark on the industry.

This year’s event was a sell-out, with almost 500 guests in attendance. Guests on the night heard from the Mike Brown, Managing Director of London Underground who delivered this year’s keynote speech. Following the speeches, guests were treated to The Atlantic Soul Orchestra – the country’s ‘hardest hitting and most authentic soul band’. 

We would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Jamie-Leigh Clayton of Siemens Rail, on winning the coveted YRP Award 2014, which is designed to celebrate young professionals at the start of their career.

Specialist Rail Recruitment Consultant, Melanie Ast commented on the evening, “It was a fantastic evening and a well-organised event. It was great to be able to meet and have conversations with young rail professionals who are the future in rail”

Dan Taylor, Associate Director and Head of Rail added: “this is one of the major rail events of the year and a fantastic venue to boot! I look forward to taking my team down to London again for the YRP Summer BBQ!”

The Young Railway Professionals was founded in 2009 to bring together young people from across the global railway industry, starting with young members from across the UK’s railway related institutions.  It has rapidly expanded, and continues to grow as young people join the industry and get involved with the YRP from both the UK, Europe and across the globe.

For more information and to find out more about the YRP please visit www.youngrailwayprofessionals.org 

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