20/05/2014

Northern Rail brings Gordons on board

Yorkshire law firm Gordons is still right on track after being appointed by Northern Rail, the UK’s largest train operator, to provide employment law services.

Gordons will be advising Leeds-based Northern Rail on employment strategy, assisting with change projects, trade union relations and tribunal claims.

Adrian Thompson, Human Resources and Change Director, Northern Rail said: “Gordons has a vast amount of experience within the transport industry. We are impressed by their enthusiasm and knowledge, and are looking forward to working closely with the employment team.”

Northern Rail is owned by a 50:50 joint venture between Serco Group, the international services company, and Abellio, a subsidiary of NS Dutch Railways. Formed in 2004, it has over 5,000 employees and provides nearly 2,500 local and regional train services every weekday. Northern Rail’s trains call at over 500 stations – approximately 20 per cent of all those in the UK – 462 of which they manage.

In addition to Northern Rail, Gordons’ employment team has had a number of recent business wins, including the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service, leading bus operator Transdev Blazefield and Asset Skills, the sector skills council for the housing, construction and facilities management industries.