Adding social value to East West Rail

Award-winning community champion Danny Miller oversees East West Rail’s employment, education and volunteering initiatives.

The East West Rail Alliance’s Social Value Manager’s work includes visiting primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities and prisons, to teach rail safety and science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills, while inspiring young people to choose a career in the industry and offering local job opportunities and apprenticeships.

He is also promoting supply chain opportunities to local businesses.

The Consortium, whose membership is made up of councils with responsibility for education, community work and economic development, is working with Danny to identify opportunities, particularly how his work can benefit our hard-to-reach and disadvantaged residents.

Danny would welcome suggestions from interested parties about future opportunities. You can contact him by email:

More information:

EWR Social Value Manager introductory presentation to Consortium’s Joint Delivery Board December 2017

Indicative education ‘menu’

March 13, 2018: Danny visits his first school!

Danny kicked off his work with schools along the East West Rail route by visiting pupils at Bearbrook Combined School in Aylesbury.

Danny, who challenged the children to create the tallest structures using just pasta and jelly babies, said: “This was my first visit to a school as part of our commitment to supporting communities along the East West Rail route. The children did really well – the task got them thinking about how important it is to plan and design structures according to the materials that were at hand. I’m always keen to help out at more schools and community projects – please contact me at”