Business Awards

Posted on Tuesday, 13th February 2018 at 07:47

A project that’s seen life-saving medical equipment installed on the city’s trams has scooped a prestigious accolade at the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Awards.

Edinburgh Trams has become one of the first light rail operators in the UK to install defibrillators across its entire fleet thanks to a pioneering partnership with St John Scotland.

Part of a wider project that’s continuing to roll out life-saving devices at key locations across Edinburgh and surrounding areas, the scheme has also been supported by local companies.

Lea Harrison, Edinburgh Trams Managing Director, commented:

“We’re delighted at this high-profile recognition from the business community for an initiative that has the potential to save many lives.

“Thanks to the tram, many of the city’s key locations are now just a few minutes away from the arrival of a vital medical device, and this award will raise awareness of the on-board defibrillators as well as recognising our own commitment to the welfare of customers and the communities we serve.”

In addition to securing the Excellence in Health and Safety accolade, Edinburgh Trams was also shortlisted in two other categories ahead of an awards event staged at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre to celebrate the success of businesses across the city.

Lea Harrison was nominated for the Director of the Year Award whilst Service Delivery Manager Sarah Singh was Highly Commended in the Young Leader category.

34-year-old Sarah has played a key role in the success of Edinburgh Trams Edinburgh Trams, which secured the Operator of the Year title at the Global Light Rail Awards and was named as the UK’s number one tramway for customer service by the highly respected Transport Focus organisation.

Lea added:

“The growing list of awards we’ve received really is testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire team who will not rest when it comes to providing a safe, reliable service for customers and a tramway the city can be proud of.”