Creating the Market Conditions for Growth

The UK rail industry needs a growing supply chain to satisfy customer demands today and for many years to come.

This workstream aims to develop and encourage activities and behaviours to increase confidence as well as removing the barriers to growth, allowing the supply chain to reach its potential. This will involve listening to the supply chain and working with client groups to develop actions and initiatives.

In recent months the RSG has consulted with the supply chain through a number of workshop events. More recently, the Group has carried out a cross-industry survey to understand the extent and effect of two significant barriers to growth: late payments and product and service substitution.

More work will follow to understand how these issues can be addressed, particularly with the client groups. Work will also continue to develop a better understanding of current procurement practices for the benefit of customers, client groups and the supply chain.

Workstream Leads

Anna Ince CEO, Resonate
Bill Free Business Development Director, Carillion

For any questions about the work of this workstream, please get in touch using the details below.


Rob Cooper
Telephone: 01332 221010

International Women’s Day Celebrated by Industry

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.

Industry roundtable discussion with Trade and Export Promotion Minister

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 […]

UK Rail sector launches ground-breaking partnership between industry and universities to deliver £92m Centres of Excellence

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 […]