RFM represents one of the largest cluster of rail companies in the world

We support our members by:

  • providing unrivalled networking opportunities
  • exhibiting collaboratively at trade exhibitions
  • facilitating topical workshops and seminars
  • offering a broad range of events across each calendar year – from business focused breakfast sessions to social and charity network events
  • providing a collective voice for the area and promoting the industry to a global market
  • driving and co-ordinating schools engagement and skills development initiatives to ensure members can access a the skills they need for the future
  • providing specific opportunities for members to work collaboratively to secure new business opportunities
  • supporting inward and outward trade missions


RFM has close links with Midlands Connect, local councils, Local Enterprise Partnerships, Department for International Trade and other industry groups and stakeholders. We have close co-operation agreements with the Railway Industry Association (RIA), the Rail Freight Group (RFG) and the Civil Engineering Contractor’s Association (CECA).

Our support helps our members locate and access new markets and promote international expansion. It also helps to attract new organisations to the region to continue growing the reputation of the region’s rail industry.  We actively support ReshoringUK which promotes the UK supply chain capability to major clients across numerous key sectors.

Membership of RFM is not restricted to technology and manufacturing companies.  We include finance, legal and other support organisations as members –  specifically where they have strong expertise in rail.

RFM has a number of strategic priorities and activities which are aligned with the Rail Supply Group and demonstrate the rail industry’s commitment to delivering the Rail Sector Deal. For more information click here.

To see what your RFM team have been working on over the past 12 months, please refer to our member’s Quarterly Updates:

Winter 2018 QU

Spring 2019 QU

Summer 2019 QU

Autumn 2019 Quarterly Update

Winter 2019_20 Update

Spring Update 2020

Quarterly Update 2020 – Summer

For further details please contact:
Tel:        + 44 (0) 1332 593550
e-mail: elaineclark@midlandsrail.co.uk or cat@midlandsrail.co.uk

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