WHENEVER you step foot in to York Railway Station and travel on a train to London, Leeds, Hull or Edinburgh, that journey was made possible by engineering systems designed by AGH Engineering Ltd (AGHE). Whether this be new LED lighting at York Railway Station, electrical power serving the signals on the East Coast Main Line, or the power and lighting at depots across the country to facilitate maintenance of the train you’re travelling on.

The firm has become a market leader in electrical power and mechanical systems designs for UK Rail Industry, keeping the signals working when the power goes off.

AGH Engineering Ltd which is a contender for the Small Business of the Year is the largest independently owned Rail Industry E&M design consultancy in the UK.

It provides comprehensive electrical and mechanical consultancy services ranging from feasibility and early project stage development to detailed design and construction support.

The firm has a nationwide coverage and supply directly to Network Rail as well as major suppliers to the Rail Industry including Siemens, AMCO-Giffen and Hitachi Rail.

AGHE was established in 2006 and is based in the centre of York.

Over the last ten years it’s grown from a company of two engineers designing single cable power supplies, to playing major roles in the delivery of key UK infrastructure schemes such as HS2, Crossrail, Derby Area Remodelling and London Kings Cross Remodelling.

Its business strategy is to develop young engineers in house to become competent, design professionals and to be continuously innovative in our approach and delivery of designs.

The firm is committed to the employment and development of apprentices, recruiting young engineers from York and the area.

AGHE has five apprentices working in partnership with York College.

All of its apprentices who have gone on to university, through day release programmes, have achieved first class honours degrees.

AGHE is committed to providing opportunities and support to any young person who wants to learn about career opportunities in the UK Rail Industry.

Its summer placements, offered to young people in the York area, are flexible to suit the young person, and all come with a learning plan and a set of objectives, enabling the young person to earn both money and experience during their summer holidays.