Freshwater retains commitment to UK rail sector with Railway Industry Association membership renewal

As a dedicated member of the UK railway industry, having worked alongside organisations throughout the sector for over a decade, Freshwater is delighted to have renewed its association with the Railway Industry Association (RIA) as part of its ongoing commitment to the industry.

Freshwater is the only full-service communications agency with RIA membership, and is also a registered RISQS (Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme) supplier. 

Freshwater’s experience in rail sector communications is significant and continues to grow. Our client experience spans:

  • Passenger operators and owning groups;
  • Rolling stock manufacturers;
  • Leasing companies and the wider rail supply chain;
  • Promoters of new infrastructure projects;
  • Sub-national transport bodies and passenger transport executive bodies;
  • Transport research bodies and think-tanks.

Our expert rail and transport communications team has extensive experience in the sector, having worked with international clients such as Stadler, Alstom and First Group. Freshwater also provides the secretariat services to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Rail in the North.

Ben Blackburn, account director and Freshwater’s lead rail sector consultant, said: “We are delighted to be continuing our relationship with RIA, which is an important component of our rail sector strategy. RIA membership helps us to build effective partnerships throughout the industry, and give the very best advice to our clients.

”As the only communications agency of our size and range of services with RIA membership, we are building on our longstanding heritage in transport to be more than simply a supplier to the sector, but an active member of it.”

For more information about our range of rail public relations, communications and public affairs services, contact Ben Blackburn on or 020 7067 1595.


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