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About us

Assuring railway safety for everyone’s peace of mind

We are driven by exceptional standards of safety and excellence to provide assurance and certification solutions that work for you.

Formed in 2012, NCB delivers railway assurance and certification services with a team of over 50 railway engineers.  With an average of 200 rail projects being delivered at any one time, our engineers are based across the UK to ensure we offer exceptional levels of customer service.

NCB is accredited as a Notified Body, Designated Body, Assessment Body, Plant Assessment Body and an Entities in Charge of Maintenance Certification Body to give an unrivalled level of services across the railway system, both in the UK and worldwide.

Our vision

The assurance and certification partner of choice for the rail industry.

Our mission

To save our customers time and money and protect their reputations by providing high integrity assurance and certification services, paving the way for a safe rail network.

Our principles

People’s safety is our guiding principle.

At the heart of our work is our people.

We practice collaboration to achieve greater value.

We use our wealth of experience to demonstrate technical excellence.

We always strive to be clear, courageous and truthful.

Our people treat each other with respect.


Our Aims

Our strategic aims are driven by safety and excellence. We aim to bring long-lasting value and high standards to the rail industry as a whole by:

Employing exceptional engineers, who are experts in their field.

Providing assurance and certification solutions which are more efficient for our customers and safer for the industry.

Supporting new companies with fresh approaches and innovation, to enter the rail sector.

Influencing and working with rail regulators, policy makers and industry stakeholders to improve safety and standards.

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The life blood of the railway

We specialise in railway assurance and certification - demonstrating the technical competence and independent, impartial operation that is required by the rail industry. We recognise that knowing the exact nature of the certification you will require can be difficult. Our comprehensive range of services allows us to work with you to ensure your rail project is delivered on time.

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Whether you a have specific request, a general enquiry, or you’d be interested in a career with NCB, we want to hear from you.