Liam Henderson built on his transport planning career in 2016 to found The Rail Innovation Group to develop an ecosystem of start-up tech companies in rail. He has built relationships across the rail and tech sectors to promote the role small digital suppliers have in solving challenges faced by rail and mobility providers. In under four years, the organisation has secured endorsement and consultation from public sector bodies keen to support the community. In 2019 Liam launched the Recognised Innovation Scheme to highlight leaders in cultural change within industry, and suppliers driving through creative solutions. He also developed the Start-Up Rail programme - an initiative to discover and promote new start-up talent from around the UK's tech communities, beyond traditional rail supply hubs.