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Nick Haylett

WCPD colleague with PhD proves there is no limit to learning after qualifying from an apprenticeship

Dr Nick Haylett, WCPD’s Head of Strategic Planning, achieved a distinction in his Senior Leadership apprenticeship

Shamit Gaiger, WCPD Managing Director

Managing Director of West Coast Partnership Development awarded OBE

Shamit Gaiger receives Order of the British Empire in the King’s Birthday honours list.

Matt Cope speaking about The Netherlands

BLOG - “It takes you out of your day-to-day, and exposes you to new ideas.”

WCPD Head of Stations, Matt Cope, talks about the value of benchmarking our plans against existing European high-speed rail operations.

WCPD announce two new directors

West Coast Partnership Development announce two new directors

Simon Aslett promoted to Rolling Stock Director and Joe Parkes joins as Business Design and Organisation Director.

David Tank WCPD HR Researcher and Analyst

BLOG - "Seeing the work up close really brings home the magnitude of this programme.”

David Tank, WCPD's HR Researcher and Analyst, reflects on his recent visits to HS2 sites.

Shamit Gaiger gives CILT Railway Forum Presidential Address

WCPD Managing Director gives first address as CILT President for the Railway Study Forum

Shamit Gaiger called on the rail industry to remain relevant by focusing on the customers' needs.

Shamit Gaiger speaking to young female apprentices

West Coast Partnership Development co-hosts first ever all-female apprentice event

The event was focussed around equipping the next generation of women in rail with skills for life.

James Brown First Rails Principal Rolling Stock Consultant on secondment to WCPD

BLOG - “I wanted to come up with an innovative solution that allows us to analyse our ideas in the moment.”

First Rail's James Brown on the benefits of prototyping through 3D Printing to help design the UK’s new high-speed trains.

WCPD Team finish Met Walk for the Railway Children charity at Aldgate

WCPD employees raise money for charity after completing Metropolitan Line walk

A team from the West Coast Partnership Development have completed a 20km long walk in aid of the Railway Children.

West Coast Partnership Logo

New National Rail Contract agreed for the West Coast Partnership

New National Rail Contract for the West Coast Partnership to start on 15 October 2023. 

Shamit speaking at Connections for Prosperity

WCPD Managing Director highlights steps to unlocking social mobility across the West Midlands.

Shamit Gaiger explained the importance of delivering growth to regions from well-planned placemaking.

Andy Mellors and Shamit Gaiger-2

New ambitions for rail outlined at West Coast Partnership Stakeholder Conference

The annual WCP Stakeholder Conference was held this week in Birmingham.