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Sustainable Delivery

With more than 2,000 sponsored staff, Vital is one of Britain’s largest suppliers of rail contingent labour. Its clients rely on it to supply...

And the SME of the Year is…

Rail Safety Solutions (RSS) has been awarded the SME of the Year award at the 2018 Rail Partnership Awards. The award ceremony is part of...

Why aren’t more companies claiming R&D tax credits?

Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credits can be a real benefit for qualifying companies. First introduced by the Government in 2000, they have provided...

An interview with Stobart Rail & Civils’ managing director

Stobart Rail & Civils’ managing director looks towards CP6 and explains why the company is barking up the right tree with its latest venture Stobart...

What does the future hold for one of the UK’s largest suppliers of specialist rail skills?

Any responsible, mindful company in the recruitment and contingent labour market has the same primary objective. “Safety is paramount to me,” said Gary Hardaker,...

Getting the best from your team

To quote John F Kennedy: “We stand today on the edge of a new frontier - a frontier of unknown opportunities and perils -...

New year vision

2018 will be a year of transition. As CP5 draws to a close, the industry is readying itself for the future and the challenges...

Call Confidential: A new approach

Confidential reporting and analysis was adopted by the mainline railway companies shortly after the catastrophic rail incident that was Ladbroke Grove in 1999 to...

Heathrow Express flying high

Heathrow Express comes into its 20th year off the back of a strong 2017. Record passenger numbers and increasing customer satisfaction would suggest that...

In case you missed it – Joining the debate

You can’t effect change if you’re not part of the discussion. That is the belief of one of the country’s leading civil engineering and construction groups as...

In case you missed it – More for Morson

The office of Matthew Leavis, Morson Vital Training’s head of training, sits in the lower floors of Morson Group’s branch office on Ordsall Lane,...

In case you missed it: Charity starts at work

A Q&A with Jason Tetley, chief executive of the Railway Benefit Fund (RBF) So, Jason what is your role within the charity. What is a...

In case you missed it – Part-time solution

Passengers boarding a Heathrow Express train this New Year will have had a better chance than most of seeing a female driver behind the...

Scot-Train: Skilling a flexible workforce

The general manager of training provider Scot-Train, Sandy Murray, says one of his company’s focuses is on flexible workforce development - finding where rail...

Introducing the digital systems innovation centre for rail

The railways were considered a sunset industry by the late 20th century due to the rapid development of the automobile and airplane. How things have...

Amtrain: When small details make the difference

It’s the small details that matter, says Amtrain’s Sheila McKenna. Having someone on the front desk to greet new learners may not seem so...

A multi-disciplinary, multi-talented bunch

The majority of people in the UK will benefit from at least one Amey service every day, says the company’s business director for the...

Best of British

Last month, 18 companies from the UK rail sector joined a UKTI Yorkshire and the Humber-led trade mission to Germany. The aim was clear: to...