Press Release made by Rolling Stock Networking RSN 2021
The Right Worshipful, the Mayor of the City of Derby; Councillor Robin Wood will open the RSN 2021 Expo and Conference at 9.30am on 30th September at Derby Arena. The event is firmly focused on the Rail Industry.
During his year of office, Robin wants to be associated with post-Covid recovery and to give recognition to the people who gave their time and effort during the pandemic. He also wants to be able to promote Derby as a place to visit, to invest and to live and to promote the heritage assets of Derby.
Tracing his ancestry back 420 years within Derby city-centre, Robin has a passion for Derby’s heritage and has been an active member of Derby Civic Society since 1978. He believes that the city will prosper best economically and socially if it embraces the best of the old as well as the best of the new, and that Derby offers many unique features that can attract inward investment. He combines duty and pleasure by supporting Derby as the world’s capital of Real Ale. He is the longest-serving Board Member of Viva Sinfonia orchestra and a Trustee of Derby Museums. He was vice-chairman of the former Metro Cinema and has served on the boards of Derby Quad and Derby Playhouse.
Notes for Editors
Derby has always been a Railway City steeped in Railway Heritage and is widely considered to be the technical and manufacturing centre of the UK Rail industry; today retaining a vibrant and diverse number of railway companies. Of particular poignance is the role of the Venue, Derby Arena and its staff recently providing a major vaccination centre for the City and to whom the organisers are very grateful for their assistance in delivering the event.