Jobson James Rail soaks up the sun at Rail Live 2017

The team from Jobson James Rail made the most of last week’s beautiful weather with a stand at Rail Live in Long Marston, Warwickshire.

Rail Live is an outdoor rail show that attracts thousands of visitors who are eager to learn more about exhibitors from all areas of the industry. The two-day event saw a wide range of events and presentations from several high-profile industry leaders.

Visitors to Jobson James Rail’s stand were able to learn about the company’s expertise in rail insurance, with a rail client base of 140 companies. The broker specialises in securing the most effective policies for a wide range of companies operating in the rail industry, including labour supply companies, train operating companies, rail contractors, rolling stock companies, signalling companies and many more.

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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 rail 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 the RIN website.

Jobson James Rail visits Railtex

Jobson James Rail will be attending Railtex 2017 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham between 9th-11th May.

Railtex showcases technological innovations in the rail industry across the entire rail supply market. It has become one of the industry’s networking events of the year, attracting managers, engineers and buyers at the highest level. In 2015 over 10,000 industry professionals were in attendance over a three-day period.

Keven Parker, Director of Jobson James Rail, said: “We are very excited for Railtex 2017 and are looking forward to exhibiting at the event, which is always a highlight of the rail industry calendar.

“The event will be an excellent opportunity for Jobson James Rail to strengthen its links with key members of the industry, and provide a broad demonstration of its specialist services to organisations attending.”

Jobson James Rail attends Light After Dark 2017 Exhibition

On Wednesday 1st February Jobson James Rail attended the Rail Alliance’s Light After Dark 2017 Exhibition at the Quinton Rail Technology Centre in Long Marston. The event featured a host of suppliers exhibiting products and services including flood lighting, exterior platform/station lighting, interior station lighting and CCTV services.

Jobson James Rail was one 38 companies which demonstrated services to clients such as the British Transport Police, London Underground, Network Rail, National Railway Museum, the Welsh Government and many more. The event featured several presentations and closed with outdoor demonstrations of unique services performed in the dark.

Keven Parker, Director of Jobson James Rail, said: “The Light After Dark 2017 exhibition was an informative and engaging event for both suppliers and attendees. It was an excellent opportunity for Jobson James Rail to showcase its specialist services to key professionals in the rail industry.”

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.

Jobson James Rail celebrates its fifth birthday!

It is with great pleasure that we announce our 5th anniversary as a business, marking five years since Keven Parker joined Jobson James with the vision of building a specialist rail insurance company.

Since our inception in 2012, we have worked with over 130 clients from around the world, applying our in-depth knowledge of the industry to help them save significant amounts on their premiums.

The growth of our business has resulted in the expansion of our senior team, and over the last two years we appointed two Associate Directors – Clare Brecknell and Tim Smith. The team now boasts over 70 years of combined experience and is ideally placed to lead the business forward as it looks to become the leading rail insurance broker.

We hope you’ll join us in raising a glass to the last five years, and here’s to many more filled with success!

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.”

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.