4th Railway Children Breakfast Meeting – with Nicola Shaw

  • Date: 16/05/2016
  • In: UK

Nicola Shaw

Nicola Shaw CBE was the keynote speaker at Railway Children’s first breakfast meeting of 2016. On March 15th – the day before the publication of The Shaw Report on ‘the future shape and financing of Network Rail’ – Nicola Shaw addressed an invited audience of Railway Children’s supporters from across the rail industry.

Railway Children’s Andy McCullough, Director of Policy and Public affairs UK, also addressed the meeting with an update on the Safeguarding Children on Transport (SCT) programme the charity launched last year in partnership with British Transport Police.

This was the fourth breakfast briefing Railway Children has arranged – hosted once again at the London offices of Ashurst LLP, a law firm which provides pro bono support to the charity. The breakfast meeting series provides a forum for industry networking and discussion of the key issues facing the UK rail industry.

Naomi Horton of Ashurst, who hosted the event, told us: ‘This was a really successful and well-attended event, with representatives from all areas of the rail industry. Our guests were delighted to have the opportunity to meet Nicola Shaw and to hear her speak ahead of the publication of her report, illustrating many insightful points from her research, from potential funding options to feedback from passengers. This was the fourth Breakfast Meeting we’ve hosted for Railway Children and we’re thrilled to be supporting such an important charity.’

David Taylor of Thales was one of nearly 100 attendees at the meeting. He told us: ‘Thales has supported Railway Children for over ten years. The breakfast meetings are a great opportunity for us to connect with Railway Children’s work and its partners across the rail industry – and to listen to excellent speakers such as Nicola Shaw.’

Andy McCullough told us: “The breakfast meetings are really popular with our supporters – and they’re a great way for business, charity and policy makers to work together to help vulnerable children and young people in the UK.”

The next breakfast meeting will be held in the autumn. If you would like to send a delegate, please contact Suzanne Parsons at s.parsons@railwaychildren.org.uk