FOURTH FRIDAY CLUB

The Fourth Friday Club provides a unique networking forum for executives from all sectors in the railway industry.

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The Fourth Friday Club is the original networking forum for executives from all sectors of the railway industry. It was founded by former Modern Railways Editor James Abbott, based on an industry networking club he discovered in the USA.

Meetings are held six times per year, and all feature networking opportunities, luncheon and guest speakers. Three events are at central London venues and include major industry awards events – the Golden Spanners, Golden Whistles and Railway Industry Innovation Awards. Three regional conferences are also held each year in the North of England, West of England/Wales and the Midlands.


Becoming a Member

Fourth Friday Club membership now includes entry to all SIX events per year for just £765 + VAT.

To join, or to request further information please contact Chris Shilling via email chris@shillingmedia.co.uk or call on 07736 635916


 

Upcoming Events

Railway Industry Innovation Awards

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Founded in 1998, the Railway Industry Innovation Awards are the longest-standing awards scheme in the industry. Now organised by the 4th Friday Club, the Awards are the annual event at which everybody keen on seeing innovation in the railway sector meets up to discuss and celebrate the brightest ideas in the industry

Rail in Wales and the West

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For its third year our Rail in Wales and the West conference returns to Bristol, at a convenient location just across the road from Temple Meads station. With the exciting plans in the new Wales and Borders franchise and continuing developments on the Western there is much to reflect on and look forward to.

Rail in the North of England

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Now established as an annual fixture, the Northern Rail Conference celebrates progress in the modernisation and improvement of the railways of the North of England.

Golden Whistle Awards

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The brainchild of Institution of Railway Operators luminary and now West Dorset MP Chris Loder, the Golden Whistles event was founded in 2010 to promote best practice and celebrate excellence in railway operations.

Golden Spanner Awards

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The Golden Spanners is an annual event at which all those interested in railway rolling stock meet to discuss best practice and celebrate excellence in train maintenance. After the lunch Roger Ford hands out the Spanners to honour the most reliable train fleets in the UK.

Railway Industry Innovation Awards

London, United Kingdom

Founded in 1998, the Railway Industry Innovation Awards are the longest-standing awards scheme in the industry. Now organised by the 4th Friday Club, the Awards are the annual event at which everybody keen on seeing innovation in the railway sector meets up to discuss and celebrate the brightest ideas in the industry

Rail in Wales and the West

Bristol, United Kingdom

For its third year our Rail in Wales and the West conference returns to Bristol, at a convenient location just across the road from Temple Meads station. With the exciting plans in the new Wales and Borders franchise and continuing developments on the Western there is much to reflect on and look forward to.

Rail in the North of England

York, United Kingdom

Now established as an annual fixture, the Northern Rail Conference celebrates progress in the modernisation and improvement of the railways of the North of England.

Golden Whistle Awards

London, United Kingdom

The brainchild of Institution of Railway Operators luminary and now West Dorset MP Chris Loder, the Golden Whistles event was founded in 2010 to promote best practice and celebrate excellence in railway operations.

Golden Spanner Awards

London, United Kingdom

The Golden Spanners is an annual event at which all those interested in railway rolling stock meet to discuss best practice and celebrate excellence in train maintenance. After the lunch Roger Ford hands out the Spanners to honour the most reliable train fleets in the UK.

Rail in the Midlands

Birmingham – exact venue to be advised, United Kingdom

It is an exciting time for Rail in the Midlands, with new franchises in place for both the East and West Midlands and new rolling stock on order, combined with infrastructure developments taking place across the region.


4th Friday Club News

Event Updates

The Railway Industry Innovation Awards 2020 Entry Form

The judging panel of the Railway Industry Innovation Awards is looking forward to receiving your entries to the 2020 awards. The deadline for entries to be received for the awards is 31 August 2020.

The Railway Industry Innovation Awards 2020 Entry Information

Entry information and form for the 2020 event