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17.09.19

Connecting Network Rail with the supply chain

Continuing our mission to connect buyers with suppliers, This year TransCityRail North is adding a new element to the event. We are introducing an incomparable opportunity for you to meet with over 11 procurement directors from Network Rail at our exclusive 'Network Rail Meet the Buyers Hub'. 

Situated at the heart of the event during the exhibition and breaks TransCityRail North attendees can visit the Network Rail Meet the Buyers hub and take advantage of this unique opportunity to connect with these procurement managers.  It's a chance to pitch your ideas and suggestions, share your frustrations and gain exclusive insight into what opportunities are available to SME's. 

Network Rail are breaking down the barriers for the supply chain when it comes to working with SME's and companies new to the rail industry as supply chain operations aim for 99% service as a minimum.

They are welcoming new insight, new technology and new thinking to the railway and are looking to target a minimum of 33% of their spend with SMEs by 2022.

Meet the representatives that are welcoming new insight, new technology and a new way of thinking to the railway: 

  • Ken Blackley, Route Services C&P, commercial director

  • Mark Rawlinson, NW&C - Route contracts & procurement manager

  • Jim Syddall, NW&C works delivery director

  • Darrell Hickey, NW&C works delivery programme commercial manager

  • Ingrid Norman, Eastern Region - Route contracts & procurement manager

  • Paul Rowley, Route Services C&P, head of supplier management (infrastructure)

  • Sue Millington, Digital Railway senior programme manager

  • Joe Jordan, Route Services C&P, category manager (infrastructure)

  • Darren Bryan, Route Services C&P, category manager (infrastructure)

  • Julia Territt, Regional Delivery Director for Route Services Supply Chain Operations at Network Rail

  • Thomas Wolstenholme, Project Manager, Regional Asset Management Team

  • many more TBC

The next instalment of TransCityRail is on the 3rd October if you've not already confirmed your place register your interest below.

 

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