Group Companies Wins Professional Services Award

Professional Services Award

RSS Infrastructure (RSSI) and INFRA Skills, renowned providers of infrastructure services and safety-critical training respectively, are thrilled to announce their victory in the Birmingham Post Business Awards 2018 Professional Services Award. This esteemed recognition highlights their commitment to excellence and their exceptional contributions to the rail and construction industries.

Recognizing Outstanding Business Achievements

RSSI and INFRA Skills were chosen as finalists by an esteemed panel of expert judges. Wesleyan, a financial services firm and previous winner of the ‘Company of the Year’ Award, had the honor of selecting the winner in the Professional Services Award category and bestowed this distinguished accolade upon RSS Infrastructure and INFRA Skills.

A Showcase of Excellence in Professional Services

The Professional Services Award, sponsored by Champion and hosted at the ICC Birmingham in the presence of 600 guests, celebrates outstanding achievements in various business categories. RSSI and INFRA Skills demonstrated their prowess in service quality, business growth, innovation, technology, training, and personal development throughout the nomination process.

 Technological Innovations Driving Safety and Productivity

RSSI’s commitment to leading technological advancements has resulted in increased levels of safety and productivity. Pioneering initiatives such as the Semi-Automatic Track Warning System, Rostering and Fatigue Monitoring, and Safe Driver Control Methods have established RSSI as an industry trailblazer. Notably, RSSI has developed a groundbreaking mobile application that allows drivers and workers to report safety concerns, submit Close Calls, and engage with the company’s compliance team. The application also streamlines vehicle inspections, site reporting, and end-of-shift processes, ensuring timely project completion.

Empowering Communities through Partnerships and Apprenticeships

INFRA Skills showcased its commitment to empowering various communities through partnerships with local agencies, colleges, charities, and government departments. Their efforts focus on reducing barriers faced by groups such as black minority ethnic communities, women, ex-offenders, ex-armed forces personnel, individuals with disabilities, and those struggling to find employment.

INFRA Skills’ dedication to apprenticeship schemes has been instrumental in providing learners with pathways to success. Collaborating with Colas Rail, they developed a pioneering Level 3 Rail Apprenticeship standard, designed to hone learners’ scientific, technical, engineering, mathematical, and design skills. This groundbreaking program has transformed the lives of over 100 job seekers and benefits claimants, helping them embark on promising careers within the rail sector.

Acclaim from Industry Experts

Simon Welling, Director of Sales & Marketing at Wesleyan Bank, commended RSS Infrastructure and INFRA Skills for their exceptional achievements: “Their people development training program and proactive efforts to build a diverse and skilled workforce stood out. They demonstrate a commitment to safe working and have shown innovation in this area.”

Richard Toy, CEO of RSS Infrastructure Limited and Infra Skills Limited, expressed his pride in their accomplishments: “This fantastic achievement is testament to the commitment and dedication of those working at RSSI and Infra Skills for delivering ground-breaking solutions that are helping to provide a lasting legacy shaping the future of the West Midlands.”

Commitment to Excellence and Sustainable Careers

RSS Infrastructure and INFRA Skills have left an indelible mark on the rail and construction industries, thanks to their unwavering commitment to safety, innovation, and community empowerment. By delivering exceptional training programs and fostering a skilled workforce, they are paving the way for a brighter future in these sectors.


The Professional Services Award victory of RSS Infrastructure and INFRA Skills at the Birmingham Post Business Awards 2018 underscores their exceptional services and contributions to rail and construction training. Their pioneering technological innovations, community partnerships, and apprenticeship schemes have set new standards of excellence in the industry, empowering individuals and shaping a thriving future.

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