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Nottingham Trams named after Rebecca Adlington & Doug Scott

Double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington, originally from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, and Everest mountaineer Doug Scott, from  Nottingham, have become the latest local heroes to have a tram named in their honour.

Jamie Swift, head of marketing at tram operator NET, said: “We were delighted both Rebecca and Doug accepted the honour of having trams named after them following the nominations process last year.

“Very soon now, we’ll have names on all our new trams and, together, they represent a virtual ‘who’s who’ of people who have made a tremendous contribution to the local area and, in some cases, far beyond.”

Councillor Jane Urquhart, of Nottingham City Council, added: “We’re very proud that these two inspiring people, who were born in Nottinghamshire, have had trams named in their honour.

“Rebecca is one of Great Britain’s most decorated female Olympians and a true ambassador for women in sport.



Fiona Malcolm Wins Young Rail Professional of the Year

Fiona Malcolm was announced as the ‘Young Rail Professional of the Year 2016’ at the YRP Dinner on Friday 8th April 2016.  Fiona Malcolm YRP

Fiona joined Porterbrook in September 2012 with a MEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and has followed Porterbrook’s IMechE accredited Monitored Professional Development Scheme since. On completion of her initial training, Fiona was appointed as Fleet Engineer with responsibility for Porterbrook’s fleets on lease to Northern Rail.

The award was presented in front of over 300 rail professionals at this year’s event at the National Railway Museum in York.
Fiona was praised for going above and beyond what is expected of someone at an early stage in her career, in particular with regards to inspiring and supporting other young people to develop themselves.

Congratulations from the RFEM team, Fiona!

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