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About AARC Professional Services

AARC Professional Services was set up in December 2014 by Steve Derrick, following retirement from Network Rail after 40 years' service within the rail industry.  In 2017, following conversations with a number of former railway colleagues, Steve expanded the business to bring together a small (associates) team of railway consultants who are proud to offer specialist support to the rail industry, across a broad spectrum of disciplines.  Every member of the team has worked with Steve or another member of the team and so is known to be passionate about sharing their knowledge and experience of the railway to support the industry. 
 
The consultants working with AARC Professional Services have been involved at all levels in the rail industry many starting out (more years ago than we would like to remember!) on the very first rung of the railway career ladder, before working their way up through the railway family.  Many reached senior levels before branching out as freelance consultants to be able to reach other parts of the industry and share knowledge and experiences.  We take pride in offering a high level of professionalism along with an amicable attitude coupled with strong team-working ethics.
 
The business is based in the Midlands with all the rail consultants being home based and located in different parts of the country.  This enables us to respond quickly and helps us achieve a high degree of flexibility with an ability to cover all parts of the UK (from East Anglia – South West, London and the South East – North West, North East – Wales and Midlands - Scotland).  Many of the consultants would also be happy to look at overseas engagements.