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Rising GWR star named Young Professional of the Year at Rail Business Awards

Daniel Golton, a remarkable individual hailing from Gloucester, has been crowned the Young Professional of the Year at the prestigious Rail Business Awards, earlier this year.

At the tender age of 28, Daniel has already achieved remarkable feats in his career at Great Western Railway (GWR), leaving an indelible mark on the company's train service performance. His invaluable contributions have undoubtedly played a pivotal role in elevating the standards of this esteemed operator.

This well-deserved recognition further solidifies Daniel's status as an exceptional young talent within the rail industry. With his determination and unwavering commitment, it is evident that Daniel's future holds even greater accomplishments and advancements in the field.

A citation at last night’s 25th Rail Business Awards, earlier this year at Park Lane’s London Hilton read: “The judges were impressed by the ‘exceptional progress’ that Daniel had displayed during his 3½ years in the rail industry, and his achievements as Performance Manager which demonstrated a breadth of impact with a positive influence on the customer experience.”
GWR Managing Director Mark Hopwood said: “I’m delighted that Daniel has been named Young Professional of the Year. It is worthy recognition for the work he has done in helping to improve train performance. He has progressed very quickly through the ranks of our performance team and has established himself as the go-to-person for addressing complex train service delivery issues.
“He shows that there are great opportunities for young people to do well in rail, and we are very proud of his excellent achievement.”
Daniel has played a significant role in improving the performance of train services, introducing and updating systems to monitor performance of key services and working with GWR and NR colleagues to find solutions to improve reliability and punctuality.
Daniel said: “I’m intensely passionate about the railway and its amazing force for social good. As an industry I think that sometimes we get a little down on ourselves, but these awards demonstrate there’s an awful lot of people doing incredible stuff to push against that.
“To even make the shortlist of four in the Young Professional category was fantastic. To win it is completely surreal, but I’m absolutely stoked.”

The Rail Business Awards proudly stand as the pioneering national accolades for the esteemed UK rail sector. Their unwavering dedication lies in acknowledging and applauding triumphs across all facets of the industry. From the seamless execution of daily operations and unwavering commitment to safety and customer service, to ground breaking technical innovation and the successful completion of monumental projects, they leave no stone unturned in our quest to honour excellence.

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