NTS wins big at gender equality awards
Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS) has picked up a top diversity award for its work in gender equality.
The prestigious Northern Power Women Awards, held in Manchester, saw the nuclear transport and logistics specialists named winner of the ‘Medium Organisation Award’.
A panel of judges awarded NTS the accolade based on its work to support current female employees and its work to attract more women into the organisation.
In 2021, NTS launched a female-focused gender recruitment campaign which attracted a cohort of female trainee train drivers. It also launched a Women Returners Programme this year to help talented women return to the workforce.
Judges also commended the business on its success in achieving gender parity in its executive team and on the support offered to employees who identify as female.
Claire Doughty, NTS HR Director, said: “I’m delighted our continued commitment to gender equality has been recognised with this fantastic award win from Northern Power Women. It wouldn’t be possible without the dedication and professionalism of our people who drive the change within our organisation.
“The awards shed light on some inspirational achievements that are helping to turn the dial on diversity and gender equality both socially and professionally. It’s wonderful to be chosen among such brilliant individuals and businesses.”
The Northern Power Women Awards, now in their seventh year, saw a record 1,500 nominations across 11 categories and welcomed around 1,000 guests to its awards event at the Manchester Central Convention Complex.
Seth Kybird, NTS CEO, said: “This is outstanding recognition of the real change that’s been achieved around gender diversity and equality at NTS. Attracting and retaining the skills and talent we need, calls for us to be a modern and inclusive employer. We want to be an organisation where people feel proud to work, and feel respected, included and able to perform at their best.”
Wanda Goldwag, Chair of NTS Board, added: “This award is fantastic acknowledgement of our progress in the field of gender equality. Gender balance and diversity is vital to the success of businesses such as ours and if we’re to achieve our decommissioning mission, we need the best people with the brightest minds to helps us do that.”
The award is the first one won by the business since the three leading UK nuclear transport and logistics companies PNTL, INS and DRS were brought together as NTS – part of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority group.