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DIGI- Rail Programme

DIGI-RAIL is an ERDF-part funded project providing long-term innovation support to eligible SMEs within the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) and Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) areas, on developing digital products and services for the rail industry. DIGI-RAIL provides businesses with world-class technical expertise, demonstration facilities, access to technology providers and rail industry… Read more

Official Launch of the PERES US Mission in Belgrade

The Rail Alliance is one of 5 members of a project called PERES (Promoting Excellence in Rail outSide Europe). PERES is an 18 month project (started in January 2018 and completing June 2019) and has involved a number of research studies and analysis to identify rail value chains that exist in Europe as a means of exporting SME… Read more

Rail review requires big conversation to develop ‘Britain’s proposals’ for reform

Written on 14 November 2018 – In a speech to rail industry leaders today, Paul Plummer, CEO of the Rail Delivery Group, will say that all voices must be heard in the government’s independently led rail review, whether trade unions, passenger groups, businesses, politicians, think-tanks or passengers themselves. The rail industry should embrace the scrutiny and… Read more

Novograf employee ownership a ‘game changing’ model

The Guardian newspaper published a double page spread about how Novograf’s employee ownership model is a ‘game changer’ in UK economics. What follows is an extract from The Guardian story by Aditya Chakrabortty… Read the full story at: Here are some extracts from The Guardian article published on 14th March 2018…… Employee ownership is… Read more

Tinsley Bridge Scientist Enters Parliament

Engineer Daniel Tunnicliff is attending the UK Parliament to promote leading edge research completed as part of Tinsley Bridge’s Advance Engineering programme. Daniel is studying for a Phd and will present innovations in the processing and heat treatment of Advanced High Strength Steel to a panel of politicians and expert judges, as part of a… Read more

Railway Children Event – A new 100-mile cycling challenge

Join Railway Children for an exciting new event, the Great Rail Bike Off, organised in association with Young Rail Professionals on June 10th. This 100-mile sportive from London to Coventry links key railway towns and hubs, following a route from the capital to the Midlands and finishing with welcome home refreshments at Network Rail’s Westwood… Read more

Rail Supply Group SME Council

  The Rail Supply Group has formed a Council specifically made up of SME’s in the UK rail industry. This is in recognition of the significant impact that SME’s have on the wider UK economy and more specifically to the rail industry. The RSG SME Council conducted a workshop on 2nd August 2017 to identify… Read more

Changes in the leadership team at Dynniq UK

Basingstoke, 16 May 2017 – Dynniq announced today that Operations Director Julian Lidiard will soon be stepping down from his role and handing over to Richard Bevins, current Head of Urban Operations.  Richard will join the senior leadership team taking over Julian’s responsibilities in Dynniq’s field engineering services business. Julian Lidiard was appointed as a… Read more

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Colin Flack, CEO Rail Alliance Supports YRP event “Welcome to Rail”

By Heather Douglas, Marketing Manager, National Executive and West Midlands Region – Young Rail Professionals ” On Thursday 29th September YRP West Midlands hosted their third Annual “Welcome to Rail” event at the Mailbox in Birmingham. Present were graduates from Telent, Network Rail, Cross Country and other companies. There was a short introduction by Michael Charteris, with contributions… Read more