Network Rail’s Prescott tracks over to Dual Inventive
20 December 2021
Rail solutions provider Dual Inventive has appointed Mark Prescott as new International Business Development Director in response to impressive growth in the UK. Prescott is charged with leading the company’s ongoing ambitious plans in the United Kingdom and accelerating the implementation of Dual Inventive’s technologies in the United States and Australia.
He joins the Dutch firm, which has a UK base in Doncaster, from Network Rail in January 2022 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.
Lex van der Poel, CTO of Dual Inventive, said:
“Mark Prescott is well known to us. During his previous role at Network Rail, we have worked very closely together. We were able to take some good steps with both companies, by implementing technology enabling Network Rail to increase the capacity of the railway network and the safety of railway workers.”
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, added:
“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.”
Digital track safety systems are increasingly popular in the UK rail market