As one of only four companies chosen, we were delighted to welcome HRH the Duke of Gloucester to our state of the art National Training Academy (NTA) as part of his Royal visit to Sheffield yesterday.
Hosted by our CEO Lee Hallam and Technical Director – Paul Bailey, His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester, grandson of George V and a first cousin of The Queen,accompanied by Lieutenant Colonel Alastair Todd, Mr John Holt – Vice Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire and Sergeant Graham Daly met a number of the Linbrooke family, had a tour of our NTA and was fascinated by the demonstration of fibre technology given by Eric Williams, Head of Training at ntrs.
The Duke, a keen railway enthusiast, was given an overview of our rail division and a tour of our signalling training facility by Group Managing Director – Rail, Mark James with demonstrations of both legacy and 21st century equipment which included the latest Frauscher and Ansaldo equipment installed at our NTA.
Whilst unveiling the commemorative plaque, the Duke stated he was highly impressed by our state of the art training facility and urged us to continue with the fantastic work we are doing both introducing and training new talent at a time when both investment is high and long term career employment is important to the rail industry and the country.
‘As a company passionate about our Yorkshire roots, it was an honour to welcome His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester to our National Training Academy here in Sheffield. We are dedicated to training both our own employees and the wider industry, so it was great to be able to welcome and showcase our state of the art National Training Academy to Royalty.’ Lee Hallam, CEO, Linbrooke Services Ltd