NSAR AGM and Skills Symposium 2021 

Last Friday, NSAR hosted our Annual General Meeting, the second virtual AGM. The event was well attended and NSAR Members participated in the election of board directors. The Annual Review was issued at the AGM and is available to view here.

The event was followed by our annual Skills Symposium with our special guest speakers – Liz Bonnin (Science, Natural History and environmental broadcaster) and Jason Bradbury (former presenter of The Gadget Show).

Liz discussed COP26 and how the Rail sector could play its part in achieving some of the goals. Liz was a challenging and inspiring speaker highlighting some of the good work already in place and challenging the sector to lead the way in finding green solutions.

The Symposium also welcomed HS1 graduate trainee, Sam Sage, who talked about changing the perception of Rail and how embracing technology can improve the customer experience.

Jason Bradbury was our third speaker and in true Gadget Show-style he made his point using a hover board. Jason looked at the pace of change and how digital innovation was driving all industries to make changes in ways of working.

Finally, we welcomed a panel of Skills and training specialists who looked at how the last two years have changed training. The panelists looked at examples of technology-led learning and discussed how trainers can collaborate effectively.

The Symposium was well received, with participation from the viewers throughout the talks and panel.  The discussions were thought-provoking and made for a very inspiring event.


“The Skills Symposium was really engaging with two really dissimilar speakers which kept things lively, I look forward to the next event” said Andrew Kirkham from PA Consultancy.

Our thanks go out to our speakers and all who joined us for the AGM and Skills Symposium.

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