Membership Packages 2020-2021

Membership is a standard price for all companies regardless of size, turnover or location. Enhanced membership packages are available for those companies wishing to specifically raise their profile or demonstrate their broader commitment to the industry and its supply chain. Our membership fee is based on an annual subscription running from May to the following April each year. 

We offer four levels of membership:

  • Standard – benefits outlined in our Join Us page
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Patron

Download our Benefits document which provides a detailed listing of all the benefits for each of the membership grades and a handy table comparing them all.

Enhanced packages are available as follows:  

SILVER RAIL FORUM MEMBERSHIP

Silver members receive all the member benefits of standard members as well as: 

  • Additional place for Annual Conference 
  • Credit as sponsor of Annual Conference: your main company logo on all the mailings, logo on slides and screens at the event and opportunity to bring banner and giveaways
  • Sponsorship of one other event during the membership year (does not include the Parliamentary Reception)
  • Ad hoc access to use of meeting rooms for client meetings (through other members or at RFM office)
  • Enhanced profile on RFM website and special features in our newsletters
  • First refusal for joint stands at exhibitions
Member testimonial

We initially joined RFM so as to support our wider marketing strategy and to develop further networking opportunities. I had already identified the positive reputation and influence of the organisation and I was impressed at the range of activities and events that RFM were undertaking. I recognised that these were likely to be extremely informative and helpful to me and my organisation as we sought to increase our access to new areas of the UK railway market. It was clear that the cost of membership represented good value (and still does!) given the strength and depth of the work that RFM was undertaking and the extent to which this complimented our aspirations. The strong and effective leadership of the organisation was apparent and influenced my initial decision to join.

Why we chose to upgrade to Silver: All of the reasons that encouraged us to join RFM are still very much apparent and we have been delighted to have been a member. The events and lobbying activities are of clear benefit to the industry, my organisation as well as my CPD! I have chosen to upgrade because I want to affirm my commitment to RFM, to further support its work across the rail industry and to enhance the profile of my organisation.

Paul McSharry, Managing Director, Kilborn Consulting

GOLD RAIL FORUM MEMBERSHIP

Golf members receive all the member benefits of standard and silver members as well as:

  • Additional places for Annual Conference and Parliamentary Reception
  • Credit as sponsor of Annual Conference: your main company logo on all the mailings, logo on slides and screens at the event and opportunity to bring banner and giveaways
  • Credit as sponsor of annual Parliamentary Reception: logo on invitations, opportunity to bring banner / presentation / video to the event)
  • Complimentary exhibition space at our Military is Good for Rail event
  • Ad hoc access to use of meeting rooms for client meetings (through other members or at RFM office)
  • Where applicable first refusal invite to join or host VIP visits.
Member Testimonial

Without the support of RFM during the Covid19 crisis, Sperry would have almost certainly reneged on some of its European contractual obligations. The Forum’s close connection with the Department for BEIS has been enormously useful. It has been, and will continue to be, a ‘go to’ resource that actively represents our business in the East Midlands

Justin Stroud, Managing Director, Sperry Europe

RAIL FORUM PATRON

Eligibility to be a Patron of the Rail Forum is normally by special invitation only and is for those companies who wish to demonstrate significant regional and national leadership in the sector, especially in relation to supply chain development and the rail industry’s national priorities.

Whilst Patrons receive all the benefits of Gold Membership highlighted above they also benefit from a level of tailored support from the RFM team to suit their specific needs.

Member Testimonial

Porterbrook are proud to be a Patron member of Rail Forum Midlands.
As a business we have been at the heart of Britain’s railway for over 25 years and have been members of the Rail Forum since it was formed.
Porterbrook is an active member of RFM; as well as supporting events, we use our extensive network of industry and political contacts to help Elaine and her team promote the Midlands rail cluster both at home and abroad.
Porterbrook believes that as an industry we are stronger when we work and collaborate together.

Rupert Brennan-Brown, Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Porterbrook

 

Join us today by downloading and completing the RFM Membership Application Form 2020-2021 or via our online form

 

For membership enquiries and pricing, please contact Cat@midlandsrail.co.uk / T: +44 (0)7792255040