FROM THE LAND OF A THOUSAND TRADES
We are very proud of the fact that the Rail Alliance was born in the same region that brought the world the Industrial Revolution and from that the Railway. We are at heart an organisation that is very conscious of the fact that we came into existence through the drive and energy of the SME base, the backbone of the UK economy.
We remain very focused on the need to support companies large and small from every sector in their endeavours to trade in and enrich the rail sector. Uniquely our membership spans all aspects of the rail supply chain and we have no barriers to entry. Over the last 10 years we have grown from an offshoot of the Manufacturing Advisory Service within the West Midlands to become the premier B2B networking organisation in the rail sector, with members drawn from all corners of the country and indeed the globe.
Our instinct is to collaborate not compete and thus we have strategic relationships with the like of the Engineering Employers Federation, the British Chambers of Commerce, Rail Research UK and the European Rail Clusters Initiative as well as more recently with Lloyds Banking Group. In all our active network has grown from its humble origins to over 50,000 companies in the UK alone. We are founder members of the Rail Supply Group, the rail sector council.
We are proud to say that we have become the go-to team when it comes to doing business in the rail sector.