Direct Rail Services’ MD Debbie Francis has scooped the ‘Woman with Edge’ award at the recent Women of the Year awards.
More than 400 people from across the country attended the awards which aim to promote positive female role models who provide inspiration across all areas of society and the business community.
The ‘Woman with Edge’ award recognises business women who challenge the status quo and understand the road to success is not always straight.
On receiving her award Debbie, said: “I am absolutely thrilled to win this award. It’s a great honour to even be nominated but to win when against such inspiring and amazing women is truly an honour.
“I’m hoping my work can inspire other women to break into industries which are traditionally male dominated and be catalysts for change.
“We’re committed to promoting equality across DRS, and across the whole of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority group.
Debbie left school at the age of 16 with very few qualifications, but went on to graduate from Liverpool Polytechnic before gaining a masters from the Manchester Business School.
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