Professional Resourcing

In 2022 Touchstone Rail and MatchTech entered into joint venture agreement providing clients access to a large talent pool of professionally sourced, industry leading individuals.

We understand the complex nature of rail projects and the flexible resource requirements for successful delivery. Clients can feel confident that every nomination is robustly vetted through the Touchstone Rail competence management system ensuring only the right skills, qualifications and experience are matched to the client remit.

Our pledge is to ensure only the best and most appropriate candidates are nominated to our client base.

  • Salaried or contract candidates professionally sourced, vetted and supplied using latest market insights and trend analysis.

  • On-site hour by hour construction programme reporting to control centres and office based project management.

  • Providing a full two year vetting and competence assessment of each individual, we ensure the onboarding and Sentinel sponsorship process is swift and straight forward.

Our expertise

Why choose us?

  • Experience and capability

    Drawing from the combined experience of our directors and wider team, we have the capability to make a positive difference to your project. We’ll add credibility and confidence with decisiveness and strong leadership at each and every stage.

  • Positive interaction

    Engaging, approachable, flexible and proactive, we’re committed to making a positive difference for our clients and service users. We understand the importance of managing projects efficiently, striving to provide the very highest quality of service.

  • Interface management

    Our vast ASPRO and stakeholder management experience separates us from our competitors. By efficiently managing the interface between third parties and clients, we eliminate time, effort and cost, resolving conflicts through collaboration.

  • Industry knowledge

    To complement our in-house expertise, we have immediate access to an extensive network of associates and multi-disciplinary SMEs, providing specialist competency covering the full spectrum of railway systems and functions.

  • Safety first

    Our positive health and safety culture and robust management system recognise that continuous collaboration is essential to achieving the highest standards. Safety starts with every individual, and this underpins the collective values of Touchstone Rail.

  • Nationwide coverage

    We are resourced to undertake any assignment or provide project support throughout the whole of the UK Rail network and have the flexibility to operate at short notice.

  • Yes – We appreciate that there are multiple service areas required to deliver railway projects. With our core knowledge base and extensive network of associates, we are open to discussions on how we can help provide you with a solution.

  • Touchstone Rail has a supplier pre-qualification process and would welcome an expression of interest. A PQQ can be provided upon request via

  • All Touchstone Rail engineers performing roles under NR/L2/RSE/02009 will be internally assessed in accordance with our competence management system. Many of our engineers also hold current Network Rail ATW (Authority to work) competencies.

  • We have extensive experience working within the Network Rail ASPRO organisation and are well placed to help your project navigate the process and manage the complex interface with Network Rail and other key stakeholders such as train operating companies. We will lead on engineering management and design assurance and can also act as the PMO (Project Management Office) providing full CDM management and construction management expertise – refer to our services (*link to services area of site) section of our website.

  • Touchstone Rail are fully RISQS verified and qualified via audited. We hold a professional membership with the PWI and are members of CIRAS. We will also be undergoing ISO9001:2015 accreditation in 2023. Our RISQS certificates can be located here.

  • You can find a full list of our permanent way design services here.

  • We have vast experience in delivering Depot projects throughout the UK covering the full lifecycle from feasibility through to design, construction and placing into service. We can also help with asset condition and maintenance advice for depot related and ‘off network’ facilities.

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