Local Activity

Charnwood is home to a number of major businesses in the transport sector. Brush Traction is part of the FKI group and is involved in the development of rail locomotives. Loughborough is also home to the Great Central Railway which has progressed from a heritage railway into more commercial operation.

The Arriva Group has a major bus operation based in Thurmaston.

There are also a number of suppliers to the automotive industry based here.

Local Support and Networking

The Transport i-Net is based at Loughborough University. The team of transport sector specialist innovation advisors works with small and medium-sized businesses to identify innovative ideas, products or services to help them find sources of expertise and advice to implement their ideas successfully for a competitive edge and long-term profitability.

Loughborough University itself has a strong school of automotive engineering. It also houses Henry Ford College which offers a range of training programmes for both car and commercial sales people.

Automotive industry in the East Midlands.

Rail industry in the East Midlands.