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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.

The Rail Forum brings together Midlands' rail businesses with national and regional government: Together we grow exports, encourage innovation and create skilled employees.

Paul Francis - Chair, Rail Forum East Midlands

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Rail Forum East Midlands

Date/Time Event
Sep 14, 2017
9:00am - 6:00pm

Entry Talent Summit for Apprentices and Graduates
Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham

Oct 6, 2017
All Day

RFEM Annual Charity Golf Day
The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club, Nottingham

External events

Date/Time Event
Aug 30, 2017 - Sep 27, 2017
3:00pm - 1:00pm

Future of East Midlands Rail Franchise Consultation Events

Sep 6, 2017
All Day

Bergen Light Rail Suppliers Day, Norway
Fjøsangerveien 50, Bergen

Latest News

Latest News

RFEM Member shortlisted as finalists in the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2017
Aug22
RFEM Member shortlisted as finalists in the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2017

David Hithersay and Charlotte Bell from Tidyco Climate Control Division attended the nominations celebration held on Thursday 29th

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Patents? Trade Marks? Intellectual Property Rights. What’s it all about?
Aug22
Patents? Trade Marks? Intellectual Property Rights. What’s it all about?

Rail Forum member and patent and trade mark attorney firm Swindell & Pearson has set up a regular

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Tidyco: Thinking Down the Line
Aug16
Tidyco: Thinking Down the Line

East Midlands Derby-based Tidyco (UK) Ltd, a supplier of hydraulic and pneumatic products to the rail industry for

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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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