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Matt Taylor joins RIA Northern Ireland as Business Engagement Manager

17 May 2024 


The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is pleased to announce Matt Taylor as the new Business Engagement Manager for RIA Northern Ireland. As a rail professional with 25 years of experience in the industry, Matt brings significant experience and strategic leadership. He has particular expertise in track, rolling stock and training which will help develop and establish the RIA Northern Ireland network. 

RIA Northern Ireland will bring together rail suppliers active in the province and represent supplier interests to Government and rail clients, as well as support the development of a network to drive economic growth and employment. If you are a supplier and want to know more, please contact Matt at [email protected].

Matt Taylor, RIA Northern Ireland Business Engagement Manager, said: “I am delighted to be joining RIA Northern Ireland as new Business Engagement Manager. I am honoured to be part of an association that supports the rail supply community both nationally and across the regions of the UK. With my experience and passion for the rail industry, I am eager to contribute to the success of RIA Northern Ireland that will, in turn, grow a sustainable and high performing railway supply industry.”

Neil Walker, RIA Export Director and RIA Northern Ireland lead, said: “It is great news that Matt is joining the RIA team. His appointment comes at a key time in the development of the Northern Irish rail network.  Matt will support RIA Northern Ireland and our members while building a local network as we look to develop and support a strong and sustainable rail supply sector.”

Notes to Editors
  1. About RIA: The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is the voice of the UK rail supply community. We help to grow a sustainable, high-performing, railway supply industry, and to export UK rail expertise and products. RIA has over 360 companies in membership in a sector that contributes £43 billion in economic growth and £14 billion in tax revenue each year, as well as employing 710,000 people. It is also a vital industry for the UK’s economic recovery, supporting green investment and jobs in towns and communities across the UK; for every £1 spent in rail, £2.50 is generated in the wider economy. RIA’s membership is active across the whole of railway supply, covering a diverse range of products and services and including both multi-national companies and SMEs (60% by number).
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