The author: Frederic Kalinke


Written by Frederic Kalinke

The collective success of team SilverRail sees the business crowned ‘Company of the Year’ in the Best in Biz Awards 2017 International

SilverRail has been named the gold winner in the Company of the YearSmall & Medium category in Best in Biz Awards 2017 International, the only independent global business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications from around the world.

“SilverRail set out to solve rail’s most challenging technology problems – a mission that has the potential to improve the day-to-day lives of millions of people around the world,” said Aaron Gowell, Chief Executive of SilverRail.

“Over the last year, SilverRail has seen success on both sides of the market, where new carriers and new distribution partners have resulted in the ultimate network effect, driving greater value for all our customers. I am immensely proud of the team and what we are accomplishing together. The award reflects the team’s expertise and dedication to bringing rail into the 21st century and I am excited to see what we can do next.”

The Company of the Year category focused on the collective success of SilverRail, taking into account a variety of KPI’s, including: demonstrated growth percentages; innovations (in terms of patents, inventions, first-to-market developments, company culture and policies, etc.); social and environmental responsibility programs and contributions; employee satisfaction and company culture; as well as overall company successes over the last year.

Almost 300 public and private companies hailing from all sectors of the global economy from more than 30 countries competed in Best in Biz Awards’ fifth annual International program. Best in Biz Awards 2017 International honors were once again presented in a range of categories, including Fastest-Growing Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Support Department of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product, Enterprise Product and Consumer Product of the Year.

Winners in the 5th annual program were determined based on scoring from an independent panel of judges hailing from a wide spectrum of top-tier publications and media outlets and from 15 countries and all continents. Best in Biz Awards’ uniqueness stems, in part, from the composition of its judging panels. Each year, only editors, writers and contributors to business, consumer, financial, trade and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms, are invited to serve as judges. Structured this way, Best in Biz Awards can best leverage the expertise, experience and objectivity of its influential judges to determine award winners.

“I love seeing how, every year, the set of participants is different but the best entries always pivot around the same mantra: solving problems,” said Jaime Rodríguez-Guerra, Computer Hoy (Spain). “While I admit that my expectations, after having judged prior Best in Biz Awards, were already high, after a thorough revision of this year’s entries I remain in awe. There is still lot to offer, and the candidates in Best in Biz Awards show it year after year. I am already looking forward to the next edition!”

This year’s judging panel included writers and contributors to such publications as ARD (Germany), Business Breakfast (United Arab Emirates), Computer Hoy (Spain), Data Breach Today (United Kingdom), HT Mobile (Israel), IAA Magazine (United Arab Emirates), InBusiness (Cyprus and Greece), Irish Independent (Ireland), Radio Ngati Porou (New Zealand), TechHim (India), (Canada), Tune Media (Singapore), Ventures Africa (Nigeria), and Wirausaha & Keuangan (Indonesia).

For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2017 International, visit:


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About SilverRail
SilverRail are powering global rail with its next generation retailing and distribution platform.

SilverRail’s technology is purpose built for rail. Our product suite spans the full customer experience: journey planning, inventory management, scheduling, pricing, booking, payment, ticketing, reporting and administration.

SilverCore is the world’s first unified platform for global rail distribution, it connects carriers and suppliers to both online and offline travel distributors.

  • SilverRail handles more than 1 billion online rail searches each year.
  • SilverRail distributes tickets for more than 35 providers and carriers
  • SilverRail processes more than 25 million bookings each year.
  • SilverRail serves more than 1,500 corporate customers worldwide.

SilverRail was founded in 2009 by Aaron Gowell and Will Phillipson, is headquartered in London, and has offices in Boston, Stockholm and Brisbane. To find out more visit

Expedia Inc, one of the world’s leading travel companies, acquired a majority stake in SilverRail in June 2017.
About Best in Biz Awards

Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards, Inc. has made its mark as the only independent business awards program judged each year by a who’s who of prominent reporters and editors from top-tier publications from North America and around the world. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in 65 categories, including company, team, executive, product, and PR and media. For more information about the International program, see: