Crewe hosts the fourth Rail Infrastructure Networking event

On Thursday 4th May, Crewe’s Alexandra Stadium hosted the fourth Rail Infrastructure Networking (RIN) event, attracting over 100 railway infrastructure companies – many of which attended specifically to meet TXM Rail, Jobson James Rail’s PCL sponsor.

RIN is a quarterly networking opportunity organised by Jobson James Rail, a specialist insurance broker which offers bespoke solutions to companies and individuals working in rail. Every event takes place in a different UK town or city with specific ties to the UK rail network. RIN is an ideal opportunity for suppliers of railway products and services to meet one another and discuss potential business opportunities.

Crewe has a rich rail history, being home to Crewe railway works, a major railway engineering facility for manufacturing and overhauling locomotives with great historical significance for the UK rail industry. The town was developed around the railway junction of the same name, which opened in 1837.

Discussing the latest RIN event, Keven Parker, Director of Jobson James Rail, said: “Once again we have seen a fantastic turnout at this quarter’s RIN event, with several new and familiar faces attending to see developments and discuss opportunities in the industry.

“This event saw a record number of exhibitors showcasing their supplies and building on their contact bases. I’m delighted with the feedback I’ve received from attendees, and I believe we are developing an exciting reputation as the UK’s only free rail networking event which is specific to rail infrastructure. It is free from speeches and sales pitches, enabling those present to maximise their networking opportunities. I would also like to thank all those who sponsor the event.”

The next RIN event will be taking place in York on Thursday 7th September at Network Rail’s training centre. This will be an afternoon event, inviting people to turn up between 2.30pm and 5.30pm to suit their own schedule. You can find out more by visiting https://www.rinevents.co.uk/

Third RIN event takes place in London with biggest attendance yet

The third Rail Infrastructure Networking (RIN) event took place last week in London, attracting over 150 rail professionals from across the UK.

RIN is a not-for-profit quarterly networking opportunity, organised by Jobson James Rail – a business which offers specialist insurance solutions for companies and individuals in the rail sector. Each event takes place in a different UK city with specific ties to the UK rail network.

This event took place at London’s Camden Centre; a Grade II listed building renowned for its art deco features. London was an obvious choice for a city to host a RIN event, both for its world-famous, bustling railway stations, and due to the number of significant rail projects taking place within the capital throughout the next few years.

Director of Jobson James Rail, Keven Parker, said: “Attendance at RIN has grown quarter after quarter, and this event has continued this trend. We have seen a surge in popularity from professionals across all facets of the industry which is fantastic to see.

“We have received a lot of positive feedback from attendees, with many people already thanking us for the new opportunities that have been unearthed through networking at the event. It is clear to see that we are developing an exciting reputation as the UK’s only free rail networking event.”

The next RIN event will be held on 4th May in Crewe at the Alexandra Stadium.

The Rail Alliance announced as new RIN sponsor

Rail Infrastructure Networking (RIN) is pleased to announce the Rail Alliance as its latest sponsor.

The Rail Alliance is the industry’s largest dedicated B2B networking organisation and has evolved as a leading representative of the UK rail supply chain community. As the largest membership organisation within the rail industry, the Rail Alliance provides information, insight, guidance and tailored assistance to its’ members, helping them to understand and access potential opportunities in the UK rail industry.

This latest addition means that RIN is now sponsored by ten industry organisations, each providing a unique and valuable service to the rail industry. Our group of sponsors covers insurance, marketing, planning services, training, equipment, consultancy and much more, and this broad range that every RIN event is attended by a wide spectrum of rail professionals, each offering a unique perspective on how to help the rail industry flourish.

TBAT is RIN’s newest sponsor

Rail Infrastructure Networking (RIN) is pleased to announce a new addition to its long list of sponsors: TBAT Innovation Ltd.

TBAT Innovation is a niche consultancy, providing support for research and development (R&D) organisations throughout the UK; accessing grant funding, R&D tax credits and scoping innovation opportunities for technology companies for nearly 15 years.

The company’s unique skill set has enabled its teams to achieve consistently high success rates across all UK and EU research and development grant funding schemes, as well as a proven 100% track record in claiming tax relief from HMRC.

The addition of TBAT adds yet another dimension to RIN’s every-growing list of sponsors. These include: Jobson James Rail – the specialist rail insurance broker; Mercury Group – the marketing and communications business well-known for its work with rail businesses in the private and voluntary sectors; PPS Rail Ltd. – offering bespoke planning, staffing and training solutions to the UK rail industry; PRB Consulting – providing health, safety, quality and training services; TechnoRail – offering the total high security package for rail clients; Selectequip – maintenance consumables, signage and safety supplies to multiple industry sectors; and the Railway Industry Association (RIA) – representing UK-based suppliers to the worldwide rail industry.

Second RIN event proves to be a first class opportunity for rail professionals

On Thursday 24th November, over 80 rail professionals converged on the Mercure Danum Hotel in Doncaster for one of the industry’s only free networking events.

RIN (Rail Infrastructure Networking) is a quarterly networking opportunity, organised by Jobson James Rail – an insurance broker which offers specialist bespoke solutions for companies and individuals working in rail. It was created for the benefit of the industry, allowing professionals from organisations across the country to meet and discuss ideas and new business opportunities. Accordingly, RIN is a not-for-profit initiative. Each event takes place in a different city, selected for its significance within the rail network.

What marks it out as something distinctly different is that it is free of charge and free from the kind of sales pitches usually associated with such events. One of the unique parts of the event is the speed networking feature, which allows participants to talk with one another one at a time, making sure that no opportunity is missed.

Doncaster was selected as the host city for the second RIN event as it is a major passenger interchange between the East Coast Main Line and Cross Country Route and local services running across the north of England. The impressive Edwardian setting of the Mercure Danum Hotel proved to be hugely popular amongst those attending, being just ten minutes’ walk from Doncaster Station. 15 organisations showcased their services or products on exhibition stands, for a fee of just £50

RIN is the brainchild of Keven Parker, Director of Jobson James Rail. Keven has around 25 years’ experience as a broker, is a lifelong rail enthusiast and believes networking events are vital in what is, after all, a people industry.

“RIN offers unlimited potential for rail professionals, who can get together and discuss what they are currently doing and would like to do in the future, creating business opportunities together.
“I am delighted with the number of people who joined us in Doncaster, and the enthusiasm with which they embraced the opportunity. I’m sure some useful contacts and business opportunities were made during the course of the morning.

“Clearly RIN is already growing in stature from the first event, which took place in Birmingham. We are already looking forward to the next event in London, which is likely to be in the Kings Cross area. Watch this space for more details.”

RIN has a new sponsor

It is with great pleasure and pride that we can announce a new sponsor of Rail Infrastructure Networking: the Railway Industry Association (RIA).

The RIA is the representative body for UK-based suppliers of equipment and services to the worldwide industry. Its 200 member companies represent the greater part of the UK railway industry by turnover. Most large firms are members, as well as a wide range of smaller companies.

RIN is now sponsored by a wide range of organisations operating within different areas of the rail industry. These include: Jobson James Rail – the specialist rail insurance broker; Mercury Group – the marketing and communications business well-known for its work with rail businesses in the private and voluntary sectors; PPS Rail Ltd. – offering bespoke planning, staffing and training solutions to the UK rail industry; PRB Consulting – providing health, safety, quality and training services; TechnoRail – offering the total high security package for rail clients; and Selectequip – maintenance consumables, signage and safety supplies to multiple industry sectors.

Booking for Doncaster RIN event now open

Booking is open for the next Rail Infrastructure Networking (RIN) event on Thursday 24th of November in South Yorkshire. It will take place at the Mercure Danum Hotel, which is just five minutes’ walk from Doncaster Station, a major UK rail hub, and will be open from 8:30am to 11:30am.

Building on the success of the first RIN event in Birmingham, the organisers Jobson James Rail – the Rail Brokers, have introduced a new ‘power hour’, which aims to maximise the networking potential of every attendee. Between 9:30am and 10:30am, everyone will take part in a speed-networking session, meeting as many fellow rail professionals as possible.

The Birmingham RIN event was a resounding success, with rail industry professionals from across the country, representing rail infrastructure companies of various kinds and sizes, all able to come together in one place. The event was truly unique, as it allowed discussions of potential business opportunities to go unimpeded by sales pitches, presentations or speeches. However, what is most unique about RIN events is that they are completely free. If visitors wish to bring pop up banners and small stands, the charge is only £50, as RIN is run as a not for profit event, purely for the benefit of the industry.

In order to fully cater to the industry’s need for more initiatives like this, further events are planned in London and Crewe in 2017, bringing this unparalleled networking opportunity to rail professionals throughout the country.

To secure your place at Doncaster’s free RIN event, visit the register page

First “Rail Infrastructure Networking” event is a great success

Rail Infrastructure Networking (RIN) made a successful start to its calendar of events, seeing a great turnout at The Studio in Cannon Street – just a short walk from Birmingham New Street Station.

On the morning of Thursday 8th September, rail industry professionals from across the country, representing rail infrastructure companies of various kinds and sizes, enjoyed the opportunity to meet and discuss potential business for the future – unimpeded by sales presentations, pitches, speeches or lunches. That is something quite rare these days, and attendees of the free event were able to turn up and leave as they pleased, as well as enjoy free refreshments.

Jobson James Rail established RIN to provide a way of railway infrastructure companies to come together and network to grow their contacts in the industry to mutual advantage to grow their businesses and, critically, the events are free to attend unlike most others in the industry. We began in Birmingham, which is a huge big hub for rail travellers, but we’ll be going all around the UK in the coming months. There is no distraction of speeches or sit down lunches/dinners and in time we hope it will be an essential part of a rail company’s strategy to attend to advertise and develop their business.

The next event will be on 24th November 2016 in South Yorkshire at the Mercure Doncaster Centre, just 5 minutes’ walk from Doncaster Station. The same informal approach applies, with the addition of a “power hour” speed-networking event for all attendees from 9:30am to 10:30am, enabling professionals to really make the most of these networking events and meet as many in the room as possible. Two further events are planned, one in London in February 2017 and another in Crewe three months after that.

Overwhelming interest in first Rail Infrastructure Networking event

Registrations are pouring in for Birmingham’s Rail Infrastructure Networking (RIN) event, the rail industry’s only free networking opportunity this year, taking place on 8th September.

Responses have been received from a huge range of rail industry professionals representing both large and small companies, and the potential for the event to lead their attendees’ businesses down exciting new paths already looks to be huge.

The event will take place at the studio in Birmingham, and will provide attendees with a rare chance to network with other rail companies unimpeded by sales presentations and pitches.

RIN is a free event, but places are limited, so be sure to register today and reserve your place at https://www.rinevents.co.uk/register/.