GB Railfreight hosts its 2023 Ladies Naming Ceremony


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On Wednesday 16 July, GB Railfreight held its annual ladies naming ceremony, taking place every summer, they honour hard work and dedication to the business. Locomotive 66790 was named after Louise Garwood at Ipswich station, and locomotive 66798 was named after Justine Langton at Peterborough. Louise and Justine were joined by their family, friends, and colleagues, in what was a great celebration in the sunshine

In July 2014, Louise started at GB Railfreight in the finance team, in Felixstowe. Five years later she then became Executive Assistant to the CEO, managing John Smith’s busy diary and building up strong professional relationships with customers and partners. Here is what John Smith had to say about Louise at her naming event in Ipswich:

“One of the many great things about Louise is the strong friendships she has built up over the years with all the other Executive Assistants. She now knows everyone across the sector. This means that I can always rely upon her to get me access to the right people when needed. It is a team effort, but thank you Louise, I couldn’t do this without you.”

Last month, Justine Langton celebrated her 10-year anniversary working at GB Railfreight. Back in July 2013. Justine joined GB Railfreight as a Train and Resource Planner, and then later became a Supply Chain Operations Strategic Account Manager in April 2019.  Justine has been an integral part of resource planning and account management at GB Railfreight. Before revealing the plaque on the 66798, John had some kind words to say about Justine:

“Justine, thank you for your ten years of hard work. You’ve brought all your 25 years of experience in the rail sector brilliantly to this business. Your tolerance and patience is exemplary, and I really appreciate how hard you work in what is effectively the engine room of GB Railfreight keeping us moving forward.”