The Buckingham Group ‘Stars’ at the 2019 Rail Partnership Awards

Buckingham Group stole the show at Network Rail’s 2019 Partnership Awards winning three of 15 trophies including the coveted ‘Rail Supplier of the Year’ Award. This award places Buckingham in an exclusive club as the only contractor to be awarded the Supplier of the Year award by Network Rail twice (in both 2015 & 2019).

Buckingham Group Stars at the 2019 Rail Partnership Awards

All four of our project submissions, that were shortlisted for the range of national awards, were either an outright winner or highly commended, and then at the finale of the awards, Buckingham was announced as Supplier of the Year. The full list of successes is shown below …




  • PUTTING PASSENGERS FIRST (Liverpool Lime Street Station Upgrade)
  • BEST COLLABORATION (Liverpool Lime Street Station Upgrade)


  • SUSTAINABLE EXCELLENCE (Peak Forest Sidings, Buxton)

Paul Wheeler; Founder / Chairman of Buckingham Group, stated, “What a fantastic achievement, huge congratulations to everyone in the Buckingham Rail Team. Just knowing that you have given our Rail Partnerships, and in particular, our relationship with Network Rail such a positive boost is a brilliant result, sincere thanks to everyone involved!!”

Mike Kempley; Managing Director of Buckingham Group, stated, “Well Done and a Big Thank You from the Board!”

Andrew Haines, Chief Executive of Network Rail was among 570 guests attending the ceremony that took place on the 5th June at the Vox Conference Centre, NEC, Birmingham. During his opening address Mr Haines said, “this is a brilliant, brilliant opportunity to recognise just how diverse the railway family is, a partnership that does brilliant things, day in, day out.” During his opening address, he made, “no apologies for being unremittingly relentless about putting passengers first.”

Our success in winning the ‘Putting Passengers First’ Award for the brilliant work our team delivered at the Liverpool Lime Street Upgrade Project may well be even more important the being ‘Supplier of the Year’ for the second time!

About Buckingham Group
With a company history spanning over 63 years, Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd is a major multi-disciplinary contractor with a turnover exceeding £500m. We are an established Principal Contractor providing a range of fully integrated, versatile and flexible services to Public and Private Sector Clients throughout the UK & Ireland. Operating from our Head Office, near Silverstone, and regional offices in London, Theale, Birmingham, Manchester, Warrington and Doncaster our services include:

  • Rail Stations including new build and refurbishment
  • Railways and rail engineering
  • Sports stadia and leisure facilities
  • Major Infrastructure works for development sites
  • Highways, bridges and structures
  • High quality Building projects, (Offices, distribution warehousing and manufacturing facilities) to BREEAM Excellent
  • The delivery of complex site remediation projects
  • Demolition and deconstruction projects

Contact Details:
For further information please contact:
Andrew Scott
Buckingham Group Contracting
Silverstone Road, Stowe
Buckingham, MK18 5LJ

Tel: 01280 823355

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