Doncaster Business Awards

VolkerRail named as Doncaster’s Large Business of the Year

VolkerRail has been recognised at the 23rd annual Doncaster Business Awards, receiving the Excellence in People Development Award, and the Large Business of the Year Award.

The Doncaster Business Awards are the most prestigious awards in the region and the largest business awards in Yorkshire. The awards celebrate the very best of Doncaster's business community - recognising the high calibre of work being delivered by organisations across the borough and beyond.

The Excellence in People Development Award is presented to the company which has demonstrated its efforts and results from investing in employee development, to support the business and its growth.

The Large Business Award recognises the company which demonstrated all-round excellence in business, including financial performance, future objectives, competitive advantage and a commitment to customer service.

Across both categories, the judges commended VolkerRail’s impressive and extensive training programme, which provides employees with a wide variety of options to excel across various disciplines and at multiple levels, and for demonstrating that people are clearly at the heart of the business. 

The judges also praised VolkerRail for its commitment to employing local workers, its efforts towards corporate social responsibility, through the various events, and its dedication to inspiring the future workforce.

Steve Cocliff, managing director of VolkerRail, said: “We are extremely proud to have received these awards. Our employees are what make VolkerRail the company it is, which is why employee development is very important, as it helps our teams grow, and creates long term career paths. Having been a part of the Doncaster business community for decades, we have worked hard to drive business to the area, whilst also bolstering job opportunities and adding social value.

“We strive to stand out from the crowd in all that we do, and to exceed expectations - and it is for both of these reasons that we have been presented with these awards.”