Our annual conference in Leeds - in pictures

Our annual conference in Leeds – in pictures

How HS2 can stimulate private sector investment and regeneration

The High Speed Rail Industry Leaders annual conference assembled 200 representatives at the Leeds College of Music from across industry, local and national government, local economic partnerships and  transport organisations. The conference highlighted the ambitious plans that the city of Leeds has, including the station doubling in size and a commercial expansion programme at the heart [ … ]

Minister joins Mayor to back HSR at our annual conference

Our annual conference in Birmingham saw enthusiastic backing for the HS2 project from a stellar line-up of speakers including Transport Minister, Paul Maynard MP, and the new Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street.   Attended by over 140 delegates from a combination of industry, LEP’s and local and regional stakeholder organisations, the conference sought [ … ]

Conversations with HSR supply chain in Doncaster

Our last supply chain engagement event in this series was hosted by HSRIL members Skanska in Doncaster, South Yorkshire – the site here having been established for almost a century, and employing a multi-skilled workforce of mechanical and civil engineers, fully trained in areas like fabrication, welding, electrical engineering, hydraulics and computer numerical control (CNC) [ … ]
HSR Industry Leaders at party conferences

HSR Industry Leaders at party conferences

We kicked off party conference season in 2016 with a dinner with key city Leaders in Liverpool in conjunction with Core Cities, which offered an informal opportunity to discuss the HS2 project, its impact and the future of high speed rail and major infrastructure in the UK, as well as meet with industry leaders and politicians. Andy [ … ]
High Speed Rail: Attracting the Brightest and the Best

High Speed Rail: Attracting the Brightest and the Best

We recently hosted our inaugural conference at Birmingham’s Thinktank Museum. The aim of the event was to address the longstanding skills shortage facing the rail industry, and in particular, how high speed rail can be a catalyst for transforming the skills base for the better. Chaired by Broadcaster Steph McGovern, the event offered delegates the opportunity to explore how the [ … ]