Sponsoring an award category at the 21st Rail Business Awards demonstrates your support for all the hard work and effort of the many entrants and nominees, as well as the actual winner on the night. It also provides year-round coverage and superb exposure to the rail market through Railway Gazette International, Rail Professional magazine, the targeted RBA e-newsletter and other media channels.
Below is a list of this year's sponsors.
If you would like to find out more information about becoming a supporter then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ricardo are a global consultancy providing technical expertise and specialist engineering services to help clients navigate the rail industry's operational, commercial and regulatory demands. With extensive experience across all key disciplines, from rolling stock, signalling and telecommunications, to energy efficiency, safety management and operational planning, they support a client portfolio that ranges from some of the world's largest rail administrations to niche component suppliers.
Angel Trains is one of the UK's leading train leasing specialists and asset managers, leasing rolling stock to 18 franchised operators and two open access operators in the UK. The company is passionate about financing and delivering high quality, modern assets to its customers and is committed to working with the Government, the Rail Delivery Group, the Rail Supply Group and other stakeholders to provide innovative funding solutions to modernise and improve the UK's train fleet. The company has invested more than £5 billion in new rolling stock and refurbishment programmes since privatisation, and supports thousands of skilled jobs across the UK.
Angel Trains is a proud sponsor of the Women in Rail group and provides networking opportunities for women interested or working in the rail industry. The company supports the diversification of the rail industry’s workforce, encouraging more women to consider the UK rail sector for their career.
For almost 100 years Furrer+Frey have been electrifying public transport. Creating iconic solutions, setting industry standards, seeking to reduce railway electrification costs, as well as improve safety and reliability through innovation. They are a dynamic team of engineers, consultants and project managers, and have worked around the world on a multitude of interesting and challenging projects from mega projects in China and India to complex projects in over 30 other counties. From charge stations for buses, trams and trains to high-speed overhead line and everything in between Furrer+Frey have become synonymous with electrification.
The Institution of Railway Operators (IRO) was launched in 2000 and exists for its members and the rail industry, promoting best practice and representing the interests of railway operators at all levels.
The IRO is the focal point for raising standards through operational training, sharing knowledge and expertise, providing members with the very best developmental opportunities. Using the Professional Operators Development framework the IRO delivers a range of courses tailored specifically to the needs of the industry.
Seen as the organisation of choice for those seeking to develop their career within the rail sector, membership of the IRO opens the door to a wealth of professional expertise and networking opportunities.
Founded in 1998, the KBH Group is the UK’s largest on-train media company. KBH works with train operating companies (TOCs) to monetise poster, digital and online media assets, delivering ‘non-farebox’ revenue; as well as installing TOC communication material such as safety information, network maps and marketing campaigns.
Traincards offer advertisers a unique combination of desirable audience, environment, dwelltime and hyper-connectivity making on-train media a powerful way to connect out-of-home messaging with mobile brand platforms.
Therefore, KBH has launched KBH Connected (previously KBH Digital) to work with TOCs to offer digital advertising opportunities including on-board entertainment portals, Wi-Fi and websites.
North Star provides specialist consultancy advice and services to customers across a range of transport modes. Whether they are giving strategic operational advice, disruption management guidance or bidding support, customer service is at the heart of everything they do. Collectively, their people provide unique and unrivalled experience, expertise and passion in operations, service quality and the customer experience. North Star helps its customers to achieve the best possible levels of service, attracting and retaining their customers. Their varied client base includes train operating companies, airports, airlines and other transport industry suppliers.
The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is the representative body for UK-based suppliers to the UK and world-wide railways. It has some 200 companies in membership and the sector employs 240,000 people and contributes annually £11 billion Gross Value Added (GVA). RIA’s membership is active across the whole of railway supply, covering a diverse range of products and services and including both multi-national companies and SMEs (60% by number). RIA works to promote the importance of the rail system to UK plc, to help export UK expertise around the globe and to share best practice and innovation across the industry.
Rail Professional is a monthly business-oriented railway news magazine read by the industry’s managers. Launched in 1996, the magazine was born out of the privatisation of the industry and the need to provide a managerial forum for the new rail business community.
As well as leading comment and analysis, the magazine carries interviews with leading figures within the industry in each issue, allowing readers to gain an ‘inside track’ view of these shakers and movers.
The Railway Benefit Fund has been helping the UK railway family for 160 years. There has never been a better time to get involved, spread the word and help us to continue our help for the next generation.
We work tirelessly to support you and your colleagues every day. We are proud to say that we are behind such an exciting industry that is critical to the UK and our growing economy.
You are only ever a phone call or click away from accessing our confidential advice on life’s most stressful subjects. Let us help you and your family get back on track so you can continue to play your part in keeping the UK Railway running and growing.
We have one simple focus and that is supporting UK rail people past, present and future. We are the only charity that solely supports railway people and their families. It’s that simple.
Wabtec Rail has continued to build on this history, and our passenger fleet refurbishment expertise has encompassed the refurbishment of London Underground’s Waterloo and City Line trains through to the carrying out of heavy maintenance, interior upgrades and refurbishments of DMU’s, EMU’s, High Speed Trains, locomotives and coaching stock for the UK’s rolling stock leasing companies and train operators.
Our vast range of rolling stock expertise and technological resources has been built up over many years. This gives us the capability to repair, refurbish and overhaul everything from shunting locomotives to mainline locomotives through to the general repair and maintenance of freight wagons.