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Rail Supply Group Sector Strategy Launch

The Rail Supply Group (RSG) has  launched its strategy (1 February 2016) to build growth in the UK rail industry and support exports.

During an event at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC) in Coventry hosted by Business Secretary Sajid Javid, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin and Managing Director of Alstom UK & Ireland Terence Watson, the Rail Supply Group (RSG) – the sector council representing the rail supply chain in the UK – presented its detailed plan to improve productivity and secure the future of the UK railway.

The strategy supports suppliers of all sizes by improving the conditions across the supply chain. It sets out the RSG’s plan to implement its Productivity Pledge, which commits the rail supply sector to deliver:

  • a strategic approach to procurement and planning
  • a clear plan to drive world-class UK technologies
  • a coherent skills plan to attract the best talent and increase productivity
  • a comprehensive package of support for SMEs
  • a fresh, co-ordinated approach to increase exports and inward investment

Penso was chosen for a short case study to demonstrate how Finance Birmingham has supported SMEs in the past.

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