Effective transport networks underpin the economic and social wellbeing of cities and countries around the world.  In an increasingly competitive global market place, the benefits of an efficient transport system and the disadvantages of poor connectivity, congestion and air pollution become ever more influential in determining the overall  vibrancy of a country and its ability to compete in a global market place.

As transport infrastructure become more critical, so it becomes ever more important to make the best use of those networks and identify on creative opportunities to expand, operate and maintain transport networks in sustainable and resilient ways.  Whether to address the challenge of managing and growing demand, to develop models to leverage of private finance or develop strategies for the innovative application of technology and data, the transport sector requires new thinking and innovation to fulfil its economic potential.

Credo provides the strategic insight, commercial analysis and deep industry understanding necessary to address these challenges.  We work with:

  • Public sector clients, including government departments and city authorities looking at developing new schemes;
  • Transport operators (ranging from bus operators, through to major rail companies and international airports) looking to understand their customer base, identify potential revenue opportunities and develop winning bid strategies;
  • Infrastructure maintainers trying to predict demand, increase capacity and enhance their approach to asset management;
  • The industry supply chain, ensuring it has appropriate visibility of, and a strategy to capitalise, on future opportunities
  • Financiers looking to understand the risks and opportunities around major capital investments in transport assets; and
  • Technology providers looking to change how transport operates and is consumed in a future where Mobility as a Service becomes a reality

 

We combine a strategic and commercial approach with a detailed technical understanding of the transport sector, which allows us to offer advice which is commercially focused and to develop recommendations which can be implemented within the regulatory and operating constraints across the sector.

  • We have extensive experience in franchise and concession bid strategy. Over the last 5 years, we have worked on more than a dozen franchise and concession bids, with combined lifetime revenues of over £50bn, and have recently completed a review of franchising models for the UK Department for Transport.
  • We have deep expertise in customer segmentation, revenue management and pricing techniques, and how this can be used to develop enhanced revenue forecasts for rail franchises and traffic and pricing strategies for toll roads.
  • We have extensive experience in analysing the economic benefits of transport investment, have developed new methodologies for analysing economic benefits of transport investment and have applied these across a range of transport types – ranging from traditional transport schemes such as Crossrail 2 through to emerging schemes such as Spaceports.
  • We have conducted several ground breaking projects using “big data” to help understand end to end demand for transport – most notably in helping airports and airlines support new route development strategies through the use of mobile phone data to gain new insights on passenger demand.
  • We have addressed many complex issues of regulation across both the rail and road sector, looking for example at Highways England’s ability to deliver its Roads Investment Strategy, Network Rail’s ability to manage inflation and the impact of fares regulation on the affordability of the railway.

Our Team

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Matt Lovering

Partner
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David Reid

Manager
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Jenny Brand

Manager
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Chris Hinde

Manager
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Alex Boury

Manager
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James Lucas

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Scott Culligan

Manager
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Tristram Lupprian

Manager
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Jim Barclay

Senior Advisor