XII Alliance | Collaborative XII Alliance is formed between TM specialists to deliver a complete service
Collaboration is being valued more and more within the highways sector, and the XII Alliance is a coming together of three traffic management related specialists – Consilium Technical Services, Highway Traffic Management (HTM), and Up To Speed Training.
What is the XII Alliance?
The XII Alliance brings together this triumvirate of companies who are all working within the TM industry, which works to NHSS Sector Scheme 12 (hence the name). The companies all work with each other on a regular basis as it is, so the formal alliance now serves to pull each area of expertise and service delivery to deliver a complete service to clients of the TM industry.
What does being a part of it mean to each business?
Collaboration is rightly becoming a huge element of the industry and being part of this community means that Consilium, HTM and Up To Speed can formalise the relationship they have already, and drive each business forward in a structured and value adding way.
How was it formed?
The three companies have always worked very closely and many of the Senior Management team members were previously colleagues, so the personal and business relationships were already formed.
It was just a case of learning more regarding the collaborative principles and seeing value creation for all parties by having the standard and the good work that can come from it.
The XII Alliance was formed through conversations between the 3 parties involved. It resulted in a collective agreement, that in certain areas of the industry, they are able to offer clients a more holistic solution to their requirements.
What are the Alliance objectives?
4 key objectives of the XII Alliance are:
- Value for all Partners
- Improve Processes
- Improve Competencies in Safety, Quality & Customer Service
- Driving Innovation and R&D
An additional objective is to also provide clients throughout the industry with a simpler, potentially more streamlined approach to sourcing professional, reliable suppliers with less fuss or effort. This in turn then provides an additional layer of assurance that our clients are receiving a competitive, quality service covering many areas of their business needs.
We asked Greg Baldwin, HTM Managing Director: ‘How will working within the alliance benefit your clients?’
“It provides HTM’s clients with the assurance that HTM has the ability to work as part of a collaborative community – and that we are focused on joint improvement and value creation by working together.”
Daryl Gordon, Consilium MD told us:
“Being a member of the XII Alliance is a great opportunity for us to diversify, and provide services that the other companies offer going forward. It will also help us keep each other up to date of our specialist knowledge in our own fields.
Daryl continued about the formation of the collaboration:
“Greg at HTM approached me about forming the collaboration at the start of the year. We got the ball rolling straight away and have been working on it in the background ever since. Now we’re pleased and proud to be announcing the Alliance as a working project.
“The possibilities are endless really, and down to us how far we take it. We have some really good projects we are going to be working on in the near future.”
Adrian Pulham, Managing Director of Up To Speed Training spoke of what being a part of the XII means for Up To Speed:
“Our involvement with this alliance has ‘rubber stamped’ the service we offer in terms of our approach to dealing with clients, since our inception 11 years ago we have always taken a consultative approach to managing and delivering our clients training needs on whatever scale is necessary.
“The long-term hope is that the alliance is able to secure sustainable work into the future and demonstrate that a collaborative approach between like-minded organisations can benefit all.”