D2 Global

Our journey

Since formation in 2011 and under the guidance of founding Directors David Diesbergen and Simon Blair, D2 Rail & Civils has strived to add value to our clients by de-risking delivery of projects and to leave a lasting legacy in the UK rail industry. The goal has always been to provide programme management services based on sound construction know how, supplemented by unconstrained processes and technology.

The team have achieved resounding success through supporting programmes of work such as Northern Hub Alliance through to completion and Transpennine Route Upgrade through successful business case submission and into delivery.

Driven by project requirements and fuelled by our values along with the intention to leave a legacy on the industry, over the past decade we have developed a comprehensive suite of programme management capabilities, ranging from traditional project management to planning and controls, through to information management, digital technology and carbon and sustainability. These services are today captured in our Programme Management Service Model and supported by the current team of more than 100 professionals with shared values and commitment to delivery.

Crossing the Atlantic and supplementing the leadership team

Based on our reputation for delivery and the values that underpin everything we do, D2 were invited to support tier 1 consultancy providers – Mace, Comtech and Systra – to support the joint venture on the Metrolinx GO Expansion Program in Ontario, Canada. Successful appointment in 2022 supported the opening of our Toronto office and growth of in-country presence in North America.

Growth of the business has led to the addition of industry recognised professionals joining our team. These significant appointments provide the structure and direction needed to lead the business into the next phase of growth as we seek to deliver our mission of: Working together to develop intelligent programme management solutions, helping to deliver a more sustainable world.



D2-global – Evolving the business.

Reflecting on the journey, we have taken the decision to evolve the company name and brand to reflect capability, footprint and future ambition. As of November 17th, 2023, the company’s brand and identity will become D2-global.


Exciting opportunities to join the team.

We are a diverse team working across diverse geography with strong values, reflected in the way we work on a daily basis. There has never been a more exciting time to join D2. If you are considering your next career move or would simply like to learn more about the business, please feel free to contact our in-house Talent Acquisition team on Info@d2-global.com



We encourage diversity whilst investing in, and developing, the very best talent.

  • We care, and we look out for each other.
  • Our people are proactive and resourceful.
  • We empower our teams to act decisively.


We are driven to inspire others with fresh creative ideas based on continuously learning.

  • We challenge norms, and ask, “why?”
  • We are forward-thinking.
  • We are not afraid of failure.


Our reputation, passion, and commitment inspire trust and integrity.

  • We are open and honest.
  • We do what we say we will do.
  • We are influencing a more sustainable tomorrow.


We are a collaborative community, understanding challenges from every angle, exploring innovative solutions based on our expert knowledge.

  • We respect others’ opinions.
  • We ask questions and we listen.
  • Our partners commitments are our commitments.


Developing the Next the Generation of Talent

We are thrilled to announce that D2 has been shortlisted for the APM Educational and Research Awards, in the category of Developmental Programme of the Year. This recognition highlights our unwavering commitment to nurturing the next generation of project management…

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Solving the Problem of Abandoned Utilities

Introduction During a career spanning more than 30yrs’ within the construction, civil engineering, utilities and wider infrastructure sectors, our Utilities Manager Graeme Clarke has experienced countless occasions where abandoned and uncharted underground assets have caused delay and/ or cost overrun…

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Inspiring Inclusion: International Women’s Day 2024

8th March 2024 marks the global celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), a day dedicated to honouring the achievements of women, raising awareness about gender-based discrimination, and advocating for gender equality. IWD has a rich history, dating back to the…

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Stepping into an SME – 6 months into the journey

Around this time last year, I made the decision to leave the large consultancy I worked for and to join a small to medium sized enterprise (SME). The opportunity to join former colleagues and friends at D2 proved to be…

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