Get into Rail SME Network

04 May 2022

SMEs are invited to join these event sessions to learn more about working with the rail sector and maximising opportunities to provide innovative products and services. Businesses interested in diversification into rail to achieve business scale-up and growth should attend. 

Registration permits attendees to participate in one or all events.

The aims of sessions:

o   Participants gain a greater understanding of the rail architecture

o   Participants gain an awareness of Great British railways and their transition plans

o   Participants gain an increased understanding of rail challenges and opportunities for SMEs to work within the rail sector

Who should attend?    
SMEs interested in diversification into the rail sector to achieve business scale-up and growth. SMEs engaged with innovation and new products (with a particular emphasis on digital products and services)

What does the event cost?
The event sessions are free to attend for SMEs located within the West Midlands area. 

Summary of Event Sessions: 

10am-12pm, 10th May        

  • UK Rail Architecture
  • What is Rail Looking For?

10am-12pm, 17th May        

  • Rail Supply Chain Procurement 
  • Sources of rail news/information
  • Rail associations/bodies

10am-12pm, 24th May        

  • Rail quality standards
  • What they are
  • The awarding bodies
  • How to apply for accreditation

10am-12pm, 31st May         

  • Action Planning for Get into Rail
  • Developing your Business Plan

Organiser: GBSLEP Growth Hub