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.”

SAVE THE DATE: RSG SME Conference, London, 28th Jan 2019

December 13, 2018

The Rail Supply Group’s SME council* is hosting a conference during the afternoon of the 28th January in central London. The purpose of the event will be to provide a forum through which the upper tiers of the rail supply chain can communicate its aspirations to engage more widely with small to medium sized companies […]

Details of the Industrial Strategy Rail Sector Deal

December 6, 2018

Read the details on the Sector Deal between government and the rail industry here.     To download as a PDF, please click here: Sector deal download   The UK’s railways are critical to our country’s economic success, as they have been since the age of Brunel. The Government is determined to ensure our railways […]

The Rail Sector Deal – what does it mean to you? by Eli Rees-King, Rail Alliance

December 5, 2018

The Rail Supply Group (RSG) is pushing Government to commit to the specific needs of the sector through the rail sector deal Having previously explained the role of the Rail Supply Group (RSG) and why it exists as the voice of the UK rail supply chain, this time I want to take the opportunity to […]