About us

about us

To win work in UK rail it is helpful to have a partner who understands how to help you to think long-term, design for success and invest wisely. That is where RBD Advisory comes in.

Our team of highly experienced advisors can unlock the business development support you need to put you in the best possible position to win work and grow your business.

Our purpose

Our mission is to help our clients to commercial success using unrivalled rail industry knowledge, insight and access.

An inclusive and vibrant world where everybody has a fair chance to

make a difference

...where people connect

markets are open

customers can listen

The RBD Advisory difference

We are highly commercial on behalf of our clients.  We focus not just on strategic advice and innovation, but on delivering real results and outcomes.

We have unrivalled UK rail industry knowledge, insight, network and access.  We understand the UK rail ecosystem and how it works, from SMEs to consultants, integrators and asset owners.

We have direct access to hundreds of SMEs in UK rail through the RBD Community.  Whether it’s surveys, business development or horizon scanning for the right innovations, we can help

Our team has deep technical, commercial and management experience of all aspects of UK rail and its sub-sectors.  If we don’t know the answer, we’ll know someone who will.

We provide market-leading profile raising and media services to the rail sector.  We help ensure your marketing strategy and communications are highly targeted to your needs.

Supply chain

We help you find the best commercial opportunities, whilst we help break-through commercial barriers to win sales & grow.


We win work using innovation with commercial return and deliver innovation that drives profit.


We help find innovation to stay ahead of the competition and grow diverse capabilities to win market share.

asset owners

We help to create the best supply chain engagement strategies.


As part of the RBD family, we are uniquely positioned to help our clients connect with the market

Since inception, RBD Group has become a disrupter in the market and is now considered the premier rail media organisation.

We believe we have access to more people in the rail industry than any other rail media and advisory group

Supporting rail companies with work winning business planning, investment and support

Profile enhancement that helps rail businesses to reach clients and prospects

Magazines and insight reports that reach rail industry influencers and decision-makers

An exclusive rail community with offers, opportunities, connections and insight

A specialist job board for the railway industry with the largest volume of rail jobs

Our values


By working together, we dismantle the limits on what people and organisations achieve. We empower people to do what they believe is right and create change here and now.

We love working with diverse people, embracing different views to help us be creative.  We know there is no such thing as right or wrong and take every moment as an opportunity to learn.



We know our strengths and help others where we bring most value.  We have passion and belief in what we do and take responsibility for shared outcomes.

We believe everyone deserves an equal opportunity to succeed.  We appreciate people and planet and strive for a sustainable future.  We help everyone we work with to enjoy the journey.



We provide insights and challenge to help people make informed choices.  We are honest when things could be better and strive for transparency and fairness in all our relationships.

Meet the team

A unique and diverse leadership with established rail experience will help you on your journey. 

Click on each of the team to learn more about their experience.


David McLoughlin



Stephen Collicott



Paul Corcoran


Richard Carr



RBD Advisory also bring together some of the most experienced rail talent in the industry to provide a wealth of knowledge and insight 


Contact us

Call us

0800 046 7320

E-mail us


Our office

Princes House, Hull, HU2 8HX