NCB takes part in The Big Rail Diversity Challenge
On Thursday 27th June NCB took part in The Big Rail Diversity Challenge at Newark Showground. The event was a cross between ‘It’s a Knockout’ and ‘Krypton Factor’ undertaken by teams with a gender balance of 50% female and 50% male competing head to head using both mental and physical abilities.
Women in Rail charity supported the event to demonstrate that gender-balanced teams really do work better together - whilst raising awareness of the business benefits attained when engaging an equal ratio.
NCB’s team, The Certifiables, comprised of Stuart Gough, Craig Young, Clint Grabs, Craig Bottomley, Jo Hemmings, Michelle James, Alice Abrahams, Oriana Maieru and Hannah Coster.
It was an action packed day taking part in the following challenges and placed 21st out of 60 with a score of 236.5:
- Hungry Hippos
- Build a scarecrow
- Diversity dance off
- Giant Scalextric
- Laser clay shoot
- It’s a knockout challenge
- Football darts
- Walk the plank
- Last one standing
- Air space defence (RAF)
- Cake make model
- Play that junky music (Railway Children)
- Rodeo bulls
This was an excellent event to celebrate the diversity in our business and to actively support increasing the diversity of the rail industry. We believe that a gender balanced business offers significant value and we look forward to competing with equally minded organisations and their teams next year.