Category: Insight

Duncan Adams speaks to APM’s Project on sustainability

With sustainability high on the agenda, CPC’s Duncan Adams spoke to ‘Project’ magazine’s Summer 2019 edition about how sustainability is currently impacting on project managers, what our responsibilities should be, and how we can contribute to improving sustainability in the future through our consultancy services. Project magazine is the official journal for the Association for …

Waking the Sleeping Giant

CPC’s Joseph Infante, features in Rail magazine’s latest publication, (Issue 872, 13 February 2019), where he discusses the impact of the new Rail Sector Deal on SMEs (Small or Medium Sized Enterprises). Joseph asserts that “The SME community in UK rail is, by just about any measure, the most effective and diverse in the world, but the rail …

Top tips to be a successful SME

We have developed some top tips that we believe are essential to be a successful SME. There are 12 tips plus a bonus tip for you to consider: Bonus Tip # – Have a goodwill focus Creating goodwill can be difficult to achieve, hard to measure and takes time. It is often based on perception and …

CPC’s 12 top tips before Christmas

We have started our countdown to Christmas with the ‘Top 12 Tips for success for SMEs’. As an SME, our tips are aimed specifically at those that that are leading and managing SME businesses. We have very different challenges to multi-national companies and those that are self-employed, so we hope these tips will give you …

A Christmas Gift: Northern Powerhouse Rail

With the recent autumn budget bringing extra funding to the Northern Powerhouse Rail project, Adam Richmond considers whether this should be seen as an early Christmas gift for the North West. Adam’s guest blog for pro-manchester, the largest business networking community in the region, delivers an insight into what this rail project will mean for …

Mobility-as-a-Service features in Fleet World

In the May edition of Fleet World, the convergence of different forms of transport through digitalisation known as Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) is one of the key features. The article includes comment from Giles Henday about how technology and the availability of data could enable us to think about our multi-modal journeys as one integrated transport system. …

The Water Cooler Effect

The death of the office, like marriage and newsprint, is one of those things that seems to be always about to happen, but never quite does. For twenty years pundits have been anticipating a revolution in working practices that would see the end of the daily commute, replacing it with some kind of decentralised network. …

The rise of the super-commuter

The rise of the super-commuter in the South East relies on seamless journeys and live data. Giles Henday talks to Highways UK about how the transport industry must continue to evolve: https://bit.ly/2pMRIyj

Break the chains to transform transport

Technology should be revolutionising the way transport works but we have barely scratched the surface of what is possible. Giles Henday talks to Infrastructure Intelligence about the challenges the new CEO of Network Rail will face, when they takeover from the retiring Mark Carne, at the start of Control Period 6 (CP6) in April 2019. As digital technologies …

Creating Inspiring Destinations

It’s possible that you have never been to – or even heard of – Old Oak Common in north-west London, but that’s likely to change very soon. A major new rail hub is to be built on the site of an obscure rail depot not far from Willesden Junction which will be one of the …