Abi became the Managing Director of Aquarius Rail in October 2017 proving to herself and others that you do not need to be man to succeed to a male dominated industry. A passionate and driven person, Abi strives to inspire all those around her to be the best they can be. Through hard work and with true Yorkshire grit, she has led the significant improvements in her company’s team, marketing and products, resulting in a forty percent increase in turnover.
Abi believes everybody matters and is always there to support and nurture her team. Creating a diverse and talented team is high on her agenda.
Her gender equality highlights include introducing the first dedicated female toilets (Road2Rail Welfare) for railway track workers in 2016. Supporting her female colleagues across industry by speaking at a Women in Rail Event. Inspiring the next generation in schools and colleges; showing that rail is not just for boys. And promoting her female colleague, Kelly Brown to Operations Director in April 2019.
Abi firmly believes in her Mum’s advice: “You can be anything you want to be.” And adds “We are all just people with unique skills, talents and passions. I look forward to a day when gender equality is no longer on the ‘to do list’ because it simply just is. I am absolutely delighted to be included on this years Power List and will continue to promote equality across the North.”