Translink Awards 2011

Awards are an important way to motivate staff and promote excellence in the workplace. Translink’s committed efforts to be a customer-focused organisation, to make continuous improvements to the services its companies offer, and its commitment to developing employees continues to be recognised in its success in garnering a number of awards across a wide spectrum of competition areas.


Rail Business Awards 2011

PR Campaign of the YearWinner - New Trains Two Programme - The Class of 2011
Internal Communications ExcellenceWinner - Go Eco - Energy and Environment Awareness Campaign

Pictured l-r: Translink's Siobhan Rafferty (Internal Communications Officer), Lynda Shannon (Communications Manager), Ursula Kelleher (PR & Public Affairs Officer) and Julie Sherlock (Media Relations Officer).



Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey

Translink has received a top ‘green’ accolade from Business in the Community’s ARENA Network by achieving QUINTILE One status at this year’s 13th Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey Results.

Pictured are John McMillen, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Environment Agency; Catherine Mason, Group Chief Executive, Translink; Breanainn Mullan; Group SH&E Department, Translink; and Peter Dixon, Chair, ARENA Network. 



CIPR Awards 2011

Public Sector – Gold - New Trains Two Programme - The Class of 2011
Young Communicator – Silver - Ursula Kelleher
Internal Communications – Silver - Go Eco - Energy and Environment Awareness Campaign
Outstanding In house PR team - Silver

Pictured l-r: Translink's Julie Sherlock (Media Relations Officer), Siobhan Rafferty (Internal Communications Office), Ursula Kelleher (PR & Public Affairs Officer), Lynda Shannon (Communications Manager) and Jane Wilson, Chief Executive, CIPR 

Building on Quality Awards
At the recent Institute of Clerk of Works and Construction Inspectorate ‘Building on Quality’ Awards, Translink employee Kevin McGahon (Clerk of Works) came second in the National New Build Works Section for his involvement in Newry Train Station. These awards promote and recognise the massive contribution that Clerks of Works, Site Inspectors and those of similar vocation make within the construction industry.








2010/11 Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme

Translink has been ranked the highest scoring organisation in Northern Ireland in the 2010/11 Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme. Run by the UK Environment Agency, the mandatory scheme included more than 2100 participants from across the UK. It encourages large private and public sector organisations to reduce their carbon footprint by developing and implementing energy management strategies. Translink also achieved the second highest score in the UK and was the highest ranked transport organisation in the UK. 


Pictured are l-r Translink’s Senior Technical Engineer David Lowry and Energy Engineer Philip Reid.





NICCY Participation Awards

Translink have scooped two awards at the recent NICCY Participation Awards held at Stormont on Wednesday 23rd November.

  • Translink - Translink Youth Forum - Tackling Safety on Public Transport - Commended
  • Consumer Council NI  and Translink - Identifying Young People's Experiences, Attitudes and Ideas for Improving Public Transport and Supporting Young People to campaign for Improved Transport Services for All Young People – Highly Commended

Pictured are (l-r) Patricia Lewsley- Mooney, NICCY and Maura Sloan, Translink.





CIM Awards 2011

2011 Marketing Excellence Award for Social Economy

Translink’s Metro Smart Saturdays campaign picked up the 2011 Marketing Excellence Award for Social Economy at the recent Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Ireland Awards. Metro Smart Saturdays encourages more people to travel by Metro and take advantage of the smart savings available.







Pictured celebrating the award success are (l-r) Lyn Sheridan, Aikens PR; Stephen Roycroft, Ardmore Advertising; Ciaran Rogan, Translink and Norman Maynes, Translink.

In addition Translink also won the highest and most prestigious accolade; the Centenary Marketing Excellence Award 2011 for Public Sector. This was a one-off award to celebrate marketing excellence over many years and also marked the centenary of the CIM.

Insurance Fraud Awards 2011

National Insurance Counter Fraud Initiative of the Year Award for Public Sector at the Insurance Fraud Awards 2011. This award was in recognition of our use of CCTV footage to settle and defend claims.


IRTE Skills Challenge - 27 June 2011

At the recent IRTE Skills Challenge, which rewards excellence in engineering, we were highly successful as we received the Best Collaboration on Teamwork Challenge Award. Also, William Scott, a Fitter at Coleraine Bus Depot, was the top scoring mechanical technician.

Department for Employment and Learning - Northern Ireland Learner of the Year Award - 22 June 2011

Translink fleet technician Clare Jameson was awarded the Northern Ireland Learner of the Year Award which was presented to her by Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry on Vocational Qualification Day 2011.





The award recognises and celebrates the value of vocational qualifications and achievement. Clare has also previously won awards for GoSkills UK Rail Engineering Apprentice of the Year 2007 and Northern Ireland Maintenance Apprentice of the Year 2009.

Business in the Community Awards - 9 June 2011

We were awarded a prestigious ‘Big Tick’ award in the Climate Change category for our ‘go-eco’ initiative. This is a National Award for Excellence which recognises our commitment in taking a sustained approach to corporate responsibility by integrating it into our business strategy.







Pictured receiving the Business in the Community national Big Tick award is Catherine Mason, Group Chief Executive, Translink, with Paul Rooney, Chair of Business in the Community Northern Ireland.

CineRail International “Trains on Film” Festival

At the CineRail International “Trains on Film” Festival in Paris our ‘let’s go together’ TV advert received the Golden CineRail for Advertising Films Award.






Pictured l-r: Norman Maynes, Head of Business Development, Translink and Stephen Roycroft, Deputy Managing Director at Ardmore Advertising

TIDY Translink Awards - April 2011

The awards partnership between Translink and TIDY Northern Ireland recognises the efforts of employees to build a cleaner, tidier and more environmentally-friendly bus and rail network.






Coleraine Bus & Rail Centre employees celebrated their success, l-r Colin McIlfatrick, Chris Allen, TIDY Northern Ireland, Sheena McFall, Andy Bate, Translink Environmental Officer and David Simpson.

In this year’s competition results, five stations scooped the top Platinum Award – three more than last year. Six stations were awarded a Gold rating and 12 stations received Silver.

  • Platinum Award presented for achieving a 100% mark in Awards assessment.
  • Platinum station winners: Coleraine Bus & Rail Centre, Carrick Train Station, Jordanstown Rail Halt, Portadown Train Station and Downpatrick Bus Station.
  • Gold station winners: Foyle Street Bus Station – Derry, Londonderry Train Station, Central Station – Belfast, Great Victoria Street Railway Station – Belfast, Laganside Buscentre – Belfast and Lisburn Railway Station.
  • Silver station winners: Bangor Bus & Rail Centre, Greenisland Railway Station, Dungannon Ulsterbus Station, Yorkgate Train Station, Newcastle Bus Station, Larne Bus Station, Lurgan Train Station, Newry Train Station, Lisburn Buscentre, Ballymoney Train Station, Limavady Bus Station and Europa Buscentre.



Belfast Business Awards 2011

Winners in Best Green Business and Best Corporate Social Responsibility Categories.

The Federation of Passenger Transport, Northern Ireland (FPT NI), Annual Awards – 26 February 2011

FPT NI is the trade body promoting the use of public transport and represents the provinces leading bus and coach operators.






Pictured with their awards, Frank Clegg, General Manager, Bus Services; William Patton, Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental Manager; and David McGaughey, Ulsterbus Tours coach driver

Translink award winners on the evening were:

  • Patrick Joseph Logan Award – Outstanding Contribution to the Industry - Frank Clegg, General Manger Bus Services
  • Health & Safety Award – Translink
  • Coach Driver of the Year - Mr David McCaughey, Ulsterbus Tours
  • Bus Driver of the Year – Mrs Laura Hamilton, Ulsterbus Omagh









Bus Driver of the Year – Mrs Laura Hamilton, Ulsterbus Omagh


Belfast Community Safety Partnership Young People’s Awards

  • Thomas Devlin Award - Translink Youth Forum







Translink Youth Forum received the Thomas Devlin Award at the Belfast Community Safety Partnership Young People’s Awards. This award recognises the Forum’s important work to address safety issues such as tackling bullying and anti-social behaviour using creative activities including drama workshops and eye-catching poster design.