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.”
March 16, 2018
International Women’s Day was marked by the rail industry with a number of events designed to celebrate and promote the invaluable work of women in our sector. See the below links for more information about the work of the RDG, Women in Rail and Network Rail to promote International Women’s Day. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6377742496914567168/ https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6378161038625427456/ https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6377975629207339009/?commentUrn=urn%3Ali%3Acomment%3A(activity%3A6377975629207339009%2C6378515329861197824)
February 26, 2018
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 […]
February 22, 2018
The UK rail sector has launched the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) a ground-breaking partnership between the rail industry and eight universities to deliver four world class Centres of Excellence covering rolling stock, infrastructure, digital systems and testing. UKRRIN gives the rail industry access to purpose-built world leading facilities and skills in a […]