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telent employee wins Rail Staff Engineer of the Year award

telent employee, Chris Hooper, has won this year’s Rail Engineer of the Year Award for his work throughout the London 2012 Olympic Games.

A development engineer based in Warwick, Chris worked tirelessly to ready many of London’s rail information systems in preparation for the London Olympics, including the announcements on the underground from Boris Johnson, Mayor of London.

Beating 16 other nominees to win this RailStaff Award, Chris was delighted to have himself, and the work his team did, recognised by the Rail industry. Having been away from home on almost a permanent basis in the run-up to the Olympic period, telent presented Chris with hospitality tickets for him and his wife to attend the men’s 100m final, as thank you for his commitment.

Steve Pears, managing director of telent’s Rail business, said “telent are very proud to have been a part of the preparation for the Olympic Games, to ensure that London was fully prepared for the influx of spectators and competitors visiting during this period. It is the hard work of our employees, like Chris, who worked day and night, which helped make the whole event a success. We are delighted that our efforts have been recognised not only by the business, but also by the industry.”

Photograph courtesy of Jonathan Webb, Rail Media Group

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