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West Midlands Region shortlisted for prestigious National Rail Awards

The Black Country, Greater Birmingham & Solihull and Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnerships working as part of the West Midlands Combined Authority have been shortlisted as a finalist for two awards at the prestigious National Rail Industry awards.

The West Midlands joint entry has been recognised by UK rail chiefs for their pioneering work in developing a first-of-its-kind virtual 3D rail project, OnTrack WM. OnTrack WM will help nurture the valuable skills regional firms need to tap into supply chain opportunities aligned to the West Midlands £multi-million rail industry projects. The National Rail Industry awards is one of the most coveted in the profession and a well-recognised badge of excellence among rail transportation peers across the wider U.K. The winners will be presented at a high profile dinner on Thursday 9 February 2017.

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Rail Software Group Buys Solihull Infrastructure Services Firm

A US software group, Bentley Systems, specialising in digital engineering and Building Information Modelling (BIM) solutions has acquired the assets of a Solihull business that provides managed services programmes for infrastructure projects.

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ComplyPro is the core product of Comply Serve and is used on landmark projects such as London’s CrossRail. The business will continue to be led by its founder Chris Rolison, who established the business in 2005, and will operate from its current base in Solihull.

He said: “My ComplyPro colleagues and I are excited to join Bentley Systems. I have long regarded Bentley’s comprehensive approach to software provision for advancing infrastructure to be where the potential for progressive assurance can be most effectively and timely realised.”

 

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