Bristol’s One Big Circle Wins Major Rail Industry Award

Pioneering video technology specialist, One Big Circle, is celebrating a huge win at last night’s National Rail Awards. The Bristol-based SME brought home the ‘Innovation of the Year’ award, thanks to its revolutionary product, AIVR (Automated Intelligent Video Review).

The award was a joint success, along with Network Rail’s Signalling Innovations Group (SIG), and the result of a fantastic partnership between the two organisations.

Emily Kent, Co-Founder of One Big Circle, says ‘We are thoroughly amazed to win such a prestigious award and thrilled our collaboration with SIG has been acknowledged in this way. Our partnership to bring AIVR to fruition is a fantastic example of how working closely together can produce the best solution possible through a combination of technical expertise and industry know-how.

‘AIVR is revolutionary for the UK rail industry. Thanks to this innovation and collaboration, we are keeping railway employees safer, and ensuring passengers and freight services are kept safely on the move across the network. Thank you to the National Rail Awards for acknowledging the work we have done to make this a reality, and the innovative way we are advancing the journey towards a digital railway.’

David Shipman, Signalling Innovations Manager for Network Rail, says ‘This is such a fantastic achievement, and reflects the great collaboration between our teams over the last 18 months and throughout all the challenges of the pandemic.  This award, and the benefits AIVR technology has brought to the railway in terms of both safety and efficiency, shows the value of establishing the right partnership with SMEs such as One Big Circle, to enable us to bring specific expertise into the industry alongside our own domain knowledge, to rapidly create and deliver the solutions needed for the railway both now and into the future.’