Angel Trains is one of the UK’s leading train leasing specialists, leasing rolling stock to all 19 franchised operators and open access operators in the UK.

Angel Trains is passionate about financing and delivering high quality, modern assets to its customers and is committed to working with the Government, the Rail Delivery Group and other stakeholders to provide innovative funding solutions to modernise and improve the UK’s train fleet.

Angel Trains has invested £3.4 billion in new rolling stock and refurbishment programmes since 1994 and is the second largest private investor in the industry, after Network Rail.

In 2009, Angel Trains became the first rolling stock company to gain approval to the Railway Industry Supplier Approval Scheme which is being implemented across the UK rail supply industry. As part of its professional approach to asset management, Angel Trains is accredited with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

Angel Trains employs over 110 professional, technical and support staff at its headquarters in Victoria, London and its second office in Derby.

Angel Trains is wholly committed to supporting the diversification of the rail industry’s workforce. It is a proud sponsor of Women in Rail, founded in 2013 by Adeline Ginn, General Counsel at Angel Trains with the support of Malcolm Brown, Chief Executive Officer, to provide networking opportunities and support for all women in the rail industry and promote rail as an attractive career choice for young people.

The Big Rail Diversity Challenge is a hugely important step in the Women in Rail agenda. While the charity has long provided women in the industry a platform on which to interact and support one another, this initiative seeks to disprove one of the most destructive myths in professional life: that women and men cannot work effectively together.

By engaging both men and women in equal measure we can tackle inequality head on, creating a more productive and successful industry in the process.