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Network Rail’s Mark Prescott joins Dual Inventive

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Rail solutions provider Dual Inventive has appointed Mark Prescott as new International Business Development Director.

Mark is charged with leading the company’s ongoing plans in the UK and accelerating the implementation of its technologies in the US and Australia.

He will join the Dutch firm, which has a UK base in Doncaster, in January 2022. He moves from Network Rail where he was programme manager for its Safer Trackside Working Programme.

Part of this project was the implementation of various systems to promote trackside safety during work, with much of Dual Inventive’s growth coming on the back of this programme.

Mark Prescott said: “Dual Inventive has grown fast the past few years. With my arrival I hope to herald the next phase for this fantastic organisation with so much potential.

“I look forward to consolidating our customer service provision in the UK and further expanding this great technology company outside of Europe, by accelerating the implementation of their technologies in the United States and Australia.”

Prescott’s appointment comes as Dual Inventive increases its efforts to create awareness of its cloud platform and sees demand of their products and services rising sharply both in the UK and outside of Europe. The company employed 75 people in 2021 to take the total to 105 and doubled its turnover to £20m.

Network Rail has installed many of Dual Inventive’s track circuit operating device (TCOD), the ZKL 3000 RC, which is pre-installed and remotely operated across the UK rail network. The system can be switched remotely, removing the need to enter the four-foot to place or remove protection once installed, providing key benefits including safety, cost savings and rail capacity.

Jacob Zeeman, CEO of Dual Inventive, said: “Network Rail is a highly valued customer and we work together very transparently. The move by Mark Prescott to Dual Inventive brings us even closer together and will help us provide more relevant customer service.”

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