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Rail Business of the Year

Interfleet Technology Ltd has received further recognition for its achievements in the rail industry, by winning the prestigious title of "Rail Business Of The Year 1999".

The Rail Business Awards are presented by "Rail Professional" each year, to celebrate and recognise excellence across the whole of the UK's passenger and freight rail industry.

This year's awards ceremony was held on Monday 21 February 2000, at the Savoy, London. Interfleet Technology won the principal award of "Rail Business Of The Year", which was judged on a number of criteria, including: business growth; development of new services and products; performance improvements; serving the customers' needs; innovative marketing; and employee involvement.

Interfleet's entry detailed an impressive range achievements, demonstrating high levels of business flair, commercial performance and customer service. Turnover has grown by 19% over the past year (including a 45% rise in export turnover); it has continued to recruit high calibre staff and, in August 1999, moved to new purpose-built premises, to accommodate further expansion and growth. In the development of new services and products, Interfleet is exploring new sub-sectors of the UK rail market and keeps its services at the forefront of railway technology, including collaborations with complementary industry groups.

Clients are involved in the development and review of services and a charter scheme is being developed to ensure the best level of service and client satisfaction. All Interfleet's services are BSEN ISO 9001 accredited, with a strong emphasis upon relationship marketing, to best understand and anticipate clients' requirements. Interfleet Technology is an Investors in People company and encourages leadership and teamwork throughout the organisation.

In addition to success in its own right, Interfleet was also associated with one of the other award winners. ScotRail Railways Ltd. won the "On Train Innovation Of The Year" award for its installation of disabled berths and toilet facilities on board sleeper trains - a project on which Interfleet had assisted.

Interfleet Technology's Managing Director David Rollin said, "This is an exciting time for Interfleet and with the UK rail industry set for significant investment (on a scale not see since before nationalisation) the prospects for both companies are good. Naturally, we are delighted to have received such recognition of our achievements, from our own industry."

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