Chris Mariner, MECX Group Managing Director, released the following statement today. “As part of the MECX Group strategy to grow and expand our UK rail business, I am pleased to announce that we have acquired a significant strategic shareholding in PPS Rail Limited. By bringing PPS Rail into the MECX group of companies we further enhance the capability of our group offering to better service client requirements. PPS Rail, who specialise in providing rail planning expertise, training and safety critical services to the UK rail environment, will continue to operate from their existing base in Warrington but over the coming weeks and months, will implement a programme to expand their training footprint across the full network of depots and offices within MECX Group”.
Chris goes on to say that “this investment in PPS Rail should serve as a further example of the MECX Group commitment to the UK Rail and Infrastructure Sector. We have a fully funded plan to increase our contracting presence in Rail and the planning expertise that PPS Rail retains in-house will allow us to bid and deliver contracts at a higher tier level than before. As the industry is well aware, there is a massive shortage of skilled and semi-skilled labour in the railway industry and only by investing in our people, will we be able to meet that growing demand. PPS Rail will strengthen the MECX Group funding commitment into apprenticeship schemes, NVQ opportunities and other 3rd party training initiatives”.