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Two leading, high profile speakers confirmed for Destination Digitalisation 2020.

Posted on 17 Jan 2020 Share this page Share on Twitter Share on facebook Share on linkedin Share on email Two leading industry experts will be keynote speakers at a major event set to be staged at the University of Birmingham to address the digital challenges and trends of the railway eco-system. Destination Digitalisation 2020, organised by the… Read more


Competition time: Innovate UK has launched a £9.4m First Of A Kind funding competition to support innovation in the rail industry and BCRRE invites you to get involved

What better way to kick-off 2020, than to enter a competition that can take your product idea to new heights. BCRRE is hosting a workshop on Wednesday 22 January for our stakeholder community about a new rail competition that will fund a number of innovation projects. Innovate UK’s Small Business Research Initiative has launched a… Read more


Rail Alliance Presses Go for Destination Digitalisation (for immediate release, 18.12.19) The Rail Alliance today launches Destination Digitalisation, an exciting new event for 2020 focusing on the opportunities and challenges for introducing digital technologies to the railway. Following the success of Destination Decarbonisation in September 2019, Destination Digitalisation will be the the second event in… Read more


The Rail Alliance Celebrates its 600th Community Member

Celebrating 12 months since its formal integration as part of the University of Birmingham’s specialist rail facility, Birmingham Centre of Rail Research and Education (BCRRE), the Rail Alliance had plenty to shout about at its Annual General Meeting in Birmingham today.  A particular highlight since the announcement in December last year has been the growth… Read more


Auctus Management Group Become BuildForce Alliance Members

14,000 individuals leave the Armed Forces every year, many of whom are not aware of the opportunities available within the Rail and Construction industries. To meet the challenges in an ever-expanding industry, and with an increasing aging workforce, the sector calls for organisations, companies and individuals who strive at bringing new and capable employees. As… Read more


Auctus Management Group Receive Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Richard Toy, CEO and John McDonough, Fleet & TWS Co-ordinator for RSS Infrastructure Ltd, attended the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme Awards on Tuesday 12th November 2019 at the National Army Museum, London. Auctus Management Group Ltd and its subsidiary businesses, RSS Infrastructure Ltd and INFRA Skills Ltd, were honoured to be officially awarded… Read more


CHH CoNeX on target for 50% increase in turnover

A Birmingham-based communications infrastructure provider is on target to reach £11m turnover, a 50% increase on its previous trading year. CHH CoNeX attributes this growth to a string of significant new contract wins which include working on the UK Government-backed smart meter infrastructure programme, panel builds and cable assemblies for the life science market and… Read more


TRB manufacturing doors for West Midlands Railway project

TRB Lightweight Structures is working in collaboration with CAF on the production of 17 new trains for West Midlands Railway. Each four-car train is designed to operate as a stand-alone vehicle, or can be coupled with additional units to increase passenger capacity. TRB has been appointed for the design and production of new gangway doors,… Read more


Tidyco: One Hundred Toolboxes Delivered to Littleover Community School

Exciting, innovative, inclusive and dynamic, Tidyco has been supplying the rail rolling stock OEM and overhaul markets with hydraulic and pneumatic solutions for over forty years. Tidyco launched the Tidyco Toolbox Challenge in January 2019, an initiative devised and conceptualised by Production Director Philip Mason to bring practical engineering back to the curriculum for secondary… Read more


Rail Alliance BCRRE and Crowe to Deliver “Prepare for Brexit Worshops”

The Rail Alliance, supported by the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) is running a series of free “Brexit-Ready” workshops across the country aimed at businesses in the rail and transport manufacturing sectors and supply chain. BCRRE Rail Alliance rail supply-chain experts, alongside Rail Forum Midlands and leading audit, tax, advisory and risk… Read more