Rail Forum and CECA Midlands refresh collaboration agreement

Lorraine Gregory, regional director of CECA Midlands, left, with Elaine Clark, chief executive of the Rail Forum

Two business organisations have reaffirmed an agreement to help companies in the rail sector benefit from more opportunities to grow.

The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Midlands and Rail Forum have updated and refreshed their previous Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) originally established in 2019. 

CECA Midlands represents dozens of companies in the civil engineering sector across the region, offering a voice to the sector as well as a range of events and training opportunities to add value to each business.

Rail Forum is a national body, based in Derby, with more than 360 members drawn from every aspect of the rail industry. 

It provides strong advocacy for the rail supply chain alongside a range of services including events and strategic priorities such as future talent, safety, innovation and exporting.

The two organisations will meet quarterly to identify opportunities for collaboration in areas that help members of both bodies and recognise the value of the rail industry supply chain.

Lorraine Gregory, regional director of CECA Midlands, said: “The more we can work together, collaborate and present opportunities to our members, the greater the benefit.

“Ultimately, we are both here to help our members grow and by working together we want to ensure that this has a positive impact on the businesses we serve.”

Elaine Clark, chief executive of the Rail Forum, said: “We are delighted to renew our working relationship with CECA through an updated MoU. 

“Working collaboratively is in our DNA and having a strong relationship with CECA just makes sense for us and our members. From wider sharing of knowledge and opportunities for members, to ensuring consistent messages to government; members of both organisations will benefit from our relationship.”  

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