17 September 2020
Adeline Ginn of CPMS argues for improving diversity in the rail industry in a new article for Rail Technology Magazine. Adeline is the Group Strategy & Legal Director of CPMS (Collaborative Project Management Services). She joined the business this year after 20 years at one of Britain’s leading rolling stock companies, first as lead lawyer of their European business and then as General Counsel. As well as her role at CPMS, she is also the founder of Women in Rail, a non-profit organisation focused on improving gender balance, diversity and inclusion in the UK rail sector.
In the article she writes:
“Many rail companies need to make the much-needed transition from viewing a diversity and inclusion strategy as a “nice” to have, to understanding that it really is a “must have” for business efficiency and the health of our industry as a whole. A wealth of research exists that shows the most diverse companies are now more likely than than ever to outperform less diverse peers”.
YFM Equity Partners invested £4.5m into CPMS in 2018 as part of a management buyout. The firm specialises in multi-discipline project management services across the rail sector, including track, signalling, telecoms, civils and overhead lines. Their recent work includes the Great Eastern Rail re-electrification project and the design of L&Q’s South Grove development site in Walthamstow.
Read the full article, The Case for Promoting Better Diversity and Inclusion in UK Rail Has Never Been Stronger, in Rail Technology Magazine.