Industry roundtable discussion with Trade and Export Promotion Minister

Last week, the Rail Supply Group (RSG) in partnership with the Railway Industry Association (RIA) hosted a special roundtable discussion with guest speaker Baroness Rona Fairhead, Minister for Trade and Export Promotion.

The roundtable was hosted at Amey’s London offices and was attended by a number of the transport industry’s most influential figures who shared their views with the Minister and other Department for International Trade colleagues on the perceived challenges and opportunities that the local and global supply chain face around trade and investment.

Anna Delvecchio of Amey and RSG said:

“We were very pleased to welcome Baroness Fairhead to Amey, providing a timely opportunity for our rail colleagues to gain insight into current government thinking and share their experiences and expertise to assist in shaping the UK’s developing export strategy.” 

Neil Walker, Exports Director at RIA said:

“The Railway Industry Association was pleased to represent the 200-strong membership in discussions with the Minister. Increasing Exports is important for many companies in the UK rail sector so it is only right that Government and industry work more closely together to help increase the UK’s export potential. We look forward to continuing to work with the Minister and her team in the future to showcase the value of UK rail abroad.”

Roy Freeland, Founder and President of Perpetuum and SME lead in the Exports Leadership Group (ELG), said:

“SMEs face challenges with some trade barriers so it was great to have the opportunity to talk with the Minister about how we can improve the opportunities for international trade. SMEs particularly value the support from DiT’s staff and for overseas exhibitions to break into export markets.”


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