Expert advisers to the UK transport industry

Our team has a rich history of delivering successful outcomes for our clients

Bid Leadership and Delivery

Our senior team has advised on high value rail transactions almost continuously for over a decade

Our team led Transdev plc's successful application to the Department for Transport for a PQQ passport. We scoped, designed, authored and executed the submission

We led the successful pre-qualification exercise for Siemens Mobility, for a non-UK rolling stock opportunity


For Transdev plc, we managed a successful bid through three formal bidding stages, providing valuable advice to the MD on commercial negotiations and strategy 

We advised DfT on development of processes and methodology for tendering and evaluation of operational and financial elements of rail bids


Commercial and contract Advice

Our team provides senior level commercial and contract advice in relation to high value rail transactions. We support our clients through commercial thought leadership and risk management

We advised the DfT on commercial and operational aspects of the West Coast Partnership Accepted Programme

Our team has provided business case and commercial support provided on many rail transactions for our clients Abellio, Arriva, CrossCountry Trains and DfT

We advised on contract close for Siemens Mobility on their Deep Tube new rolling stock contract 

We advised HS2 Ltd's funding and financing team, coordinating key stakeholders and authoring the financial case for Phase 2b 

Bid and project Support​

We successfully support our clients in their bidding activities in the rail sector. We integrate and act as

'one team', supporting across technical, bid writing, financial and PMO workstreams

Provided commercial and project management support to CrossCountry in their Direct Award bid submission

Our team led Transdev plc's successful application to the Department for Transport for a PQQ passport. We scoped, designed, authored and executed the submission

Successfully authored and delivered mobilisation plans  for Arriva’s winning London Overground and Northern bids

Our team have authored high scoring bid plans across all operational disciplines and have provided quality assurance of whole bids for numerous industry clients

Strategic and commercial Advice

We are trusted to provide strategic advice to Government and private sector operators

We advised the DfT project team on development of the Emergency Measures Agreement, in short timescales, to allow the rail industry to respond to Covid-19 effects on patronage

Developed a scorecard mechanism and evaluation process, including Performance Fee regimes, for DfT

We provided strategic advice for Arriva’s successful Northern Rail franchise bid, including bid strategy and compliance with Franchise Agreement and ITT instructions

​We were retained to provide strategic advice on a confidential project on behalf of the Managing Director of Chiltern Railways