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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

ATA RECRUITMENT’S “1000 MILES IN A DAY” CHALLENGE IN SUPPORT OF THE RAILWAY CHILDREN
Jun23
ATA RECRUITMENT’S “1000 MILES IN A DAY” CHALLENGE IN SUPPORT OF THE RAILWAY CHILDREN

Derby based RFEM member, ATA Recruitment, is one of the UK’s leading specialist Rail Industry Recruitment Organisations, but

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RFEM MEMBER IDOM MEREBROOK INCLUDED IN UK’S TOP 100 ENGINEERING FIRMS
Jun23
RFEM MEMBER IDOM MEREBROOK INCLUDED IN UK’S TOP 100 ENGINEERING FIRMS

The Rail Forum East Midlands would like to congratulate Idom Merebrook; the Derbyshire based business recently ranked 44th in the New

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Wabtec Celebrates the Workforce of the Future
Jun23
Wabtec Celebrates the Workforce of the Future

Earlier this month Wabtec Corporation celebrated the achievements and dedication of 40 of its young graduates and apprentices in an evening

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Rail Forum East Midlands

Date/Time Event
Jul 5, 2016
2:30pm - 5:30pm
SUMMER BBQ NETWORKING EVENT
Pentahotel Derby, Derby
Jul 12, 2016
7:30am - 9:30am
Exporting : Opportunities in Rail
TBC, TBC

External events

Date/Time Event
Jun 27, 2016 - Jul 3, 2016
All Day
Rail Week
Jun 29, 2016
8:00am - 11:00am
Are you getting your share? Smith Cooper & TBAT Breakfast Event
Haddon Suite, Church Street
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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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