Regional Stakeholders (& Partners)

Invest East Yorkshire

Invest East Yorkshire is a public-private partnership initiative that aims to promote economic growth and attract investment to the East Riding of Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. The initiative is led by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, working in partnership with private sector companies and other stakeholders, including universities and business support organisations. Invest East Yorkshire offers a range of services and support to businesses looking to invest or expand in the region. This includes providing information on local market trends, identifying suitable commercial property and land, and offering advice on funding and finance options. The initiative also works to …

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West Midlands Rail Executive

We act on behalf of people in the West Midlands to maximise the benefits of the rail network for local communities. The region’s local authorities own the West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE), so we are democratically run and accountable to elected representatives. Within the West Midlands Combined Authority area, WMRE is integrated with Transport for West Midlands to provide a specialist rail function. Collaboration is at the heart of our organisation. We work with the Department for Transport, Network Rail, train operating companies and a multitude of other partners. Historically, the rail industry has been very fragmented. Our collaborative approach …

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Volkerlaser is a specialist multifunctional contractor. Providing a wide range of services and expertise, our services include temporary access systems (V-Deck and Fast Beam) bearing replacements, structural repair and brick stitching, steel and concrete repair, painting and blasting, waterproofing, cathodic protection, anti-graffiti coating, bearings inspection, hydro-demolition. Plus a number of bespoke services, always very happy to discuss any project so please get in touch with Rebecca Oxley Mob 07917 466482 or email

East Midlands Chamber

East Midlands Chamber of Commerce is THE leading voice for business in the East Midlands, covering Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. With an ever-growing membership base of more than 3,300 businesses and 8,000 affiliates, it is the third largest chamber of commerce in the country. Its members benefit from the wide range of business support services, across both counties, which the Chamber also provides to the wider business community and to individuals seeking to gain employment through learning. Local delivery is provided from locations across both counties, including main offices in Derby, Chesterfield and Nottingham. The Chamber offers members extensive networking …

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Derby City Council

Derby City Council support to the Derby & Derbyshire Rail Forum is provided by the Economic Regeneration Team, in the Regeneration Department. We assist Forum members by providing: – Data, Intelligence and strategic support including the publication of the Planes Trains and Automobiles Research – Providing the office base for the Derby & Derbyshire Rail Forum Coordinator – An account management service to our key employers, many of which are in the rail industries – Assistance with sourcing sites and premises.

Derbyshire County Council

Derbyshire County Council is run by democratically-elected councillors and we are responsible for making decisions on behalf of the local community about local services. Covering the whole of Derbyshire with the exception of the city of Derby, we work with central government and other tiers of local government – district or borough and parish and town councils – to manage services for the community. The county of Derbyshire lies in the centre of England with an estimated population of 760,240. Derbyshire is a large county which covers an area of 255,071 hectares (630,366 acres), constituting nearly 2.0 per cent of …

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Unite The Union

Trade Union, involved in training, representation of our members interests and the companies where they are employed, at regional, national and European Levels.

Railway Benefit Fund

We  are the only charity which solely supports railway staff and their families. Assistance is provided in many forms; on both short term and long term basis. We tailor our help to the needs of each individual. All our help is given in the strictest of confidence.

Railway Children

Railway Children fight for vulnerable children who live alone and at risk on the streets, where they suffer abuse and exploitation. We provide protection and opportunity for children with nowhere else to go and nobody to turn to. Every day we fight to change their story and the fantastic support we receive across the Rail Industry is paramount to this.