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Rail Forum East Midlands

Rail Forum East Midlands, formerly known as the Derby and Derbyshire Rail Forum (DDRF), represents over 150 businesses across the East Midlands, employing over 25,000 people and contributing £2.6bn to the local economy.

Formed in 1993 the DDRF was originally created to promote the area as a world class centre of rail excellence. Our members include infrastructure and rolling stock designers and consultancies, installers, manufacturers, OEMs and a wide range of service providers to the industry. Today we work strategically with both UK and regional governments, the Rail Supply Group (RSG) and our local LEPs as well as continuing to support our members through specific events.

With the growing strategic importance of rail, RFEM continues to play a vital role supporting our hugely important cluster of rail supply chain organisations.

Colin Walton - Chair, Rail Forum East Midlands

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Our website contains a wealth of information about RFEM's activities and priorities together with information about our members. We are adding resources all the time so if you can't find what you need please speak to us and we will try to help.

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Latest News

Latest News

UNIVERSITIES SUPPORT SMES THROUGH NEW £20M PROGRAMME
May25
UNIVERSITIES SUPPORT SMES THROUGH NEW £20M PROGRAMME

Small and medium-sized businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire will now be able to access free innovation support as

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UKTI & RFEM JOIN FORCES
May17
UKTI & RFEM JOIN FORCES

We are delighted to announce that United Kingdom Trade & Investments and the Rail Forum East Midlands are

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RFEM Siemens Depot Visit
May11
RFEM Siemens Depot Visit

Last Friday saw the first RFEM ‘meet the buyer’ event at Siemens’ Northampton Depot. The day kicked off with

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Rail Forum East Midlands

Date/Time Event
Jun 14, 2016
7:30am - 9:30am
Introduction to Exporting with UKTI
TBC, TBC
Jun 15, 2016
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Banking to Support Your Business and Tour of the MTC with Networking Buffet
Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry

External events

Date/Time Event
May 25, 2016 - May 26, 2016
All Day
Rail Depots and Workshops Modernisation
London Hilton Metropole Hotel, Edgware Road London
May 31, 2016 - Jun 1, 2016
All Day
UKTI Italy – ANIE Confindustria Rail Supply-Chain Event, Milan
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Our Members

RFEM represents the largest cluster of rail companies in the world. Our region has an international reputation for excellence in rail engineering, design, manufacture and consultancy.

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