THE north’s biggest train operator Northern has been nominated for three prestigious accolades at an upcoming business awards ceremony.

Northern, which employs more than 6,500 people, has been shortlisted for its efforts in improving diversity and inclusion in the workplace and for its commitment to environmental sustainability.

Additionally, Charlotte Harris, a standout member of the management team, is vying for the title of Young Professional of the Year.

The Rail Business Awards, which are in their 24th year, celebrate achievements in every aspect of the industry, from daily operations, safety and customer service to technical innovation and major projects and recognises operators, suppliers and infrastructure providers from across the country in 16 hotly contested categories.

Northern’s continued efforts in making the business a great place to work for everyone have also been recognised in the Diversity and Inclusion category. In a traditionally male environment, Northern has attracted more women into the industry.

Northern is also committed to improving the environment in a sustainable manner and shortlisting judges were impressed with innovative schemes such as all in one waste trolleys at maintenance depots.

The winners of the Rail Business Awards will be announced in February 2022.