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Cogitamus Limited

A highly experienced public affairs and communications business totally focussed on achieving clients’ objectives through effective, determined, thought-provoking and ethical campaigning.  Through senior level experience of politics, civil service, business and trade unions we bring invaluable insights to help win your battle, secure your idea or find your support.

Corbett Keeling

Corbett Keeling is an established corporate finance firm with a 20 year track record of advising owners of private companies on growing the value of their businesses, raising funds, restructuring shareholdings, succession planning, management buy-outs and ultimately on selling their businesses.

Elastacloud Limited

Elastacloud is a leading Data Science and Cloud consultancy. We specialise in delivering innovative business outcomes that drive value into our customers through the application of data science to discover new insight and patterns from data

Elastacloud’s skill is unparalleled in the fields of Cloud Architecture, Data Visualisation, SQL, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, R and Python .

Elastacloud’s analytics teams is a highly experienced body of Data Architects , Mathematicians, and Data Scientists with relevant industry experience. The team holds the highest level of education from the world’s top universities. Our Data Scientists hold PhD’s and have deep experience in trend analysis of ‘big data’ in key industry sectors including, but not limited to, Rail & Transport, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Retail, local authority & Healthcare, Construction & Transport.

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London Office: Elastacloud Ltd, 34B York Way, Kings Cross, London  N1 9AB

Midlands Office: Unit 1  iHub, Infinity Park Way, Infinity Park, Derby DE24 9FU

Company Reg: 07900393. VAT Number: 127973874

Contact: Gary Hunter, Business Development Manager.

Tel: 07918 638492.

Eversheds LLP

Rail is a dynamic and complex industry undergoing a renaissance of growth. Technological advance has made it a mode of transport perfectly fitted to meet key passenger and freight requirements of modern societies and economies. In many jurisdictions – not least in Europe – the industry operates within a unique legal environment that requires expert legal advice.

How we can help

Our leading team of rail specialists acts for clients across the rail industry in the UK, Ireland, mainland Europe, Asia and Africa. Expert in their field, our lawyers are passionate about the rail industry and entirely focused on delivering for their clients. Our network of offices mean that we can offer you advice when and where you need it, providing local knowledge on an international scale.

Key areas of Eversheds’ rail expertise and experience include:

– rail regulation including regulated agreements for access to rail infrastructure;
– rail passenger concession and franchise agreements
– procurement, leasing and financing of rail rolling stock and other assets
– rail infrastructure enhancement projects (including PPP)
– rail related procurement law and competition law issues
– smartcard and electronic ticketing systems
– EU rail legislation
– obtaining planning and parliamentary powers for rail projects
rail freight and related logistics and freight depot and interchange issues
– contracts with the supply industry (both manufacturing and professional)
– the development and operation of underground and light rail projects

Ford & Stanley Rail Recruitment Specialists

Ford & Stanley specialise in professional, operational, trade and technical recruitment within the rail and engineering sectors. Our consultants are market leading experts, with an in depth knowledge of both white and blue collar recruitment across a variety of rail and engineering disciplines.

We invest time and effort in understanding our clients’ business needs, company values and recruitment objectives. Our proven track record of delivering first class talent highlights our commitment to service excellence and supports our vision to become the #1 rail recruitment business in the UK.

Our services

o   Permanent and fixed term recruitment

o   Contract and interim appointments

o   Executive searches

o   Market analysis and salary benchmarking

o   Labour planning and forecasting

o   Development of an Employee Value Proposition (EVP)

o   Bespoke relocation support

o   Performance support and business coaching

o   Net Promoter Score (NPS)

We offer discounted rates for all RFEM members; please get in touch on +44 (0) 1332 344 443 for more information. Email:


FPA Consulting Ltd

Independent Management Consultants specializing in procurement consultancy, energy management and business management standards. Supporting customers since 1997 across the UK Rail Industry, private and public sectors through three divisions, FPA Consulting, First Energy Solutions and First Quality Solutions. Certified to ISO 9001 and Investors in People.

Offering Procurement Consultants who make complex procurement simple with a range of skills to support commercial activities including interim management. Energy Consultants who offer independent utilities contracting support and Management Systems Consultants who implement the ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 27001, ISO 22301  Management Standards and ‘Link Up’ Rail Compliance Systems and Principal Contractor Licence to work on the UK Railways.

For further information please contact: John Barke – Managing Director, Roger Guest – Director

Geldards LLP

Geldards have advised in the rail sector since privatisation. We have a specialist team, based in Derby, with a wealth of experience, whose clients include train operating companies, infrastructure maintenance companies and companies providing equipment, goods and services to the rail industry. We are committed to delivering straight forward practical commercial advice.

Gunnercooke llp

I am a construction Solicitor, qualified in 1983.  25 years spent dealing with construction disputes and contracts.  Happy to advise at tender stage to ensure that you are protected and analyse risk.  Experienced in dispute resolution, including adjudication, mediation, arbitration and litigation.

Highview Talent Management

Highview Talent Managment is a specialist provider of executive talent solutions, finding and developing exceptional talent for manufacturing and consultancy clients across the rail, automotive, aerospace and defence sectors. Highview delivers exceptional results within a highly competitive fee structure ensuring clients’ senior management teams are on the right track.

Inside Out Group (Europe) Limited

We lead with state of the art technology and close attention to detail, that really sets us apart. Our surveillance and time lapse camera technology, is trusted by blue chip clients across many industries in the UK and we’re proud to be given significant and continued responsibility in the construction and engineering sectors.

We innovate by working closely with industry leaders in the manufacturing of surveillance and filming equipment. Our engineers are passionate about what they do and use inventive design methods, as well as advanced demonstration and studio technology. Our creative minds embrace your objectives and ensure your project is unique.

We collaborate by understanding our clients’ aspirations and by working enthusiastically to become an extension of their team. This simple but trusted philosophy serves our company and clients well, providing a significant number of repeat contracts. We always endeavour to work alongside you and deliver over and above your expectations.


Jobson James Rail – Specialist Rail Insurance Brokers

We are a specialist insurance broker for the rail sector with offices in Birmingham and St James, London.

Our clients are companies who provide a range of services to the rail industry – trackside contractors, design houses, civil engineering companies, labour supply companies, consultants and manufacturers in the turnover range £1m to £150m.

We understand the rail industry more than other brokers and achieve substantially more competitive prices.  Our average saving for new clients to us is 30% on EL PL Pi insurance and we frequently widen cover as we often find that other brokers have missed rail relevant exclusions in the small print due to their lack of understanding of the industry and how these exclusions are critical to rail companies.

Please contact Keven Parker or Tim Smith to make an enquiry.

London & Continental Railways

LCR is a UK Government-owned company that specialises in the management, development and disposal of property assets within a railway context and, in particular, property assets associated with major infrastructure projects.

LCR is a limited liability company that is wholly owned by the Department for Transport (DfT). In Derby they own and manage the RTC Business Park.


Mainspring is a multi-faceted company with 45 years of railway experience, and specialises in relationship building.

Mainspring is a senior member of the Light Rapid Transit Forum, and publisher of Tramways & Urban Transit, the world’s leading publication devoted to light rail and metros.

Mainspring organises national conferences, the popular annual Dinner at Derby Roundhouse, and a new major all-transport networking event in the West Midlands.

Mainspring provides top level advice to infrastructure maintenance companies.

One of Mainspring’s subsidiaries owns a main line registered locomotive which is managed by Derby-based DDRF member RVEL.

Marketing Derby

Marketing Derby is a Public Private Partnership, created in 2006 to raise the city’s profile and attract investment. Funded by our Bondholders, over 300 of the city’s businesses, and Derby City Council, we have won recognition as Business Insider Agency of the Year, and work closely with “Team Derby” to promote the city.

As the city’s investment promotion agency, we attract investment to support the city’s economic development strategy, help new business locate here, create new employment opportunities and regenerate the city’s landscape. We do this in a number of ways, including our award-winning Embassies held in a number of locations such as London, Monaco and Cannes.

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Nelsons Solicitors Limited

Nelsons Solicitors has offices throughout the East Midlands in Derby, Nottingham and Leicester, providing legal services for Businesses and legal advice for Individuals. Our strengths are consistently recognised in the leading, independently researched directories that analyse law firms every year. Nelsons has been recognised as a ‘regional heavyweight’ for the last nine years by the Legal 500, who also recommend us in 24 practice areas. The firm is also recommended by Chambers and Partners and features in The Lawyer’s UK 200 Annual Report of the UK’s largest 200 law firms.

Nelsons has been accredited by Lexcel since 2005. This accreditation is only awarded to solicitors who meet the highest standards of management and customer care standards, and is testament to our commitment to providing clients with the superior service to which they are entitled.

Our reputation is built on the breadth and depth of the services we offer – all tailored to your requirements by specialists who know their field inside-out.

Racon Management Services Limited

Racon provides a broad range of engineering and consultancy services within the rail environment targeted at providing our clients with industry leading solutions to the challenges posed by providing and operating world-class rail networks.

We provide and undertake a full range of client and contractor based roles ranging from strategic advice and management of procurement of Rolling Stock and Infrastructure, Project and Programme Management, Infrastructure Feasibility, outline and detailed designs. Additionally, we offer strategic support of client sided business change and provide lead or independent support for the implementation of corporate structure reviews within the Rail sector including Train Operators, Funding Bodies, Maintainers and Rolling Stock providers.

We have specialist staff with extensive experience of successfully undertaking complex and confidential commissions within challenging environments and demonstrating exceptional performance with our clients whilst achieving excellent results that have led to demonstrable business and operational improvements.

Radar Finance & Leasing Ltd

Established in 2004, Radar assists its clients with asset finance, leasing and contract hire facilities to fund and acquire all vehicles, plant and machinery, IT and, in reality, any tangible asset.  We have many rail connected clients with whom we have placed business with our unique, eager panel of first class, non-high street bank lenders.

Rail Media

We are Rail Media, the largest Rail Media Company in the UK and our ‘thing’ is to create opportunities to connect. We want to help – whether it’s connecting you to industry news, connecting you with like minded professionals or finding that ideal candidate for a role within your company. We even keep you connected with the newest developments and projects within the industry, whether it be through one of our magazines or attending one of our many events. Rail Media have the rail industry covered, and here’s how;

RailStaff Magazine focuses on the people within the rail industry and covers all of the lovely, positive stories. It includes regular monthly features that our 200,000 readers love – these include safety, training, tech and gear (amongst others)! Distributed to stations, depots and academies up and down the country, RailStaff can often be seen on the desks of offices such as Network Rail, Bombardier and Interfleet.
Rail Engineer is written by engineers, for engineers. Our engineer writers visit factories, stations and depots all around the UK and meet with specialist engineers bringing our readers the latest projects and developments. As if this isn’t enough, we also bring you all of the latest updates on all aspects of rolling stock, whether onboard technology or mechanical enhancements focussing on safety, energy and the passenger experience.
Global Rail News provides daily updates about the global rail industry; from the awarding of multi-million euro train orders to the completion of major infrastructure projects. Through a weekly newsletter, we provide news and analysis directly to thousands of subscribers.

Recruitment has a growing database and excellent long term relationships with our lovely existing clients. As all great recruiters are aware, it is attracting the right candidate for your role that is important so we offer a range of helpful bundles to help you do just that.

Global Rail Jobs is a global online employment solution for people outside the UK seeking career opportunities within the rail industry around the world. With thousands of international vacancies and registered jobseekers, Global Rail Jobs connects employers with potential employees!

Whether it be hearing first-hand about the latest news and innovations at our summits; meeting influential people and companies at our luncheons; or being part of the largest awards event for people in the rail industry; Rail Media Events remains at the heart of UK rail.
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RandD UK Limited

Manufacturing support in R&D through help wih Tax Credit claims.  Technically justified funding that rewards companies for taking risk in their developments.  EU fund applies to SME (500 employees, €100M T/O) via a multiplier of eligible costs.  Fees dependant solely upon success, 100% success record.  Minimised burden upon the business.

Resourcing Solutions Limited

Resourcing Solutions is a specialist provider of recruitment across rail, power, transportation and utilities.

We specialise in the transportation and utility sectors with a strong emphasis on rail and power. We cover a wide range of disciplines in engineering and construction projects worldwide.

Our specialist teams cover the complete project lifecycle from design and build to operations, maintenance, management and project control.