Darren James, Chief Executive Officer at Keltbray and RSG Industry Champion, is calling on businesses supplying the rail sector to sign the Work Pipeline Visibility Charter
Keltbray, a leading UK specialist engineering business, recently became a signatory to the Rail Supply Group’s Work Pipeline Visibility Charter and its Chief Executive Officer, Darren James, is calling on businesses to commit to creating a more transparent and collaborative working culture for the benefit of the industry.
Keltbray CEO and RSG Industry Champion, Darren James, is asking all businesses supplying the rail industry to sign the Rail Supply Group’s industry-wide initiative, the Work Pipeline Visibility Charter – backed by Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Department for Transport (DfT), United Kingdom, Network Rail and HS2 (High Speed Two) Ltd – and give their commitment to sharing their work pipeline information with their suppliers.
The RSG is asking businesses supplying the rail industry – infrastructure contractors, technology suppliers, consultancies, original equipment manufacturers, project management companies and SME specialist suppliers – to commit to the Rail Supply Group’s Work Pipeline Visibility Charter.
Signatories of the Charter commit to providing work pipeline visibility across the supply chain to allow suppliers to plan and invest with confidence, driving improvements in productivity, collaboration, and delivery of outcomes.
Committing to sharing work pipeline information with suppliers has been shown to increase collaboration and trust, which creates an environment where work pipeline information can be shared without its exploitation.
By making its work pipeline visible to its suppliers Keltbray will:
- Drive improvements in productivity by giving suppliers sufficient time to plan the delivery of work efficiently and safely
- Help suppliers manage changes in work volumes
- Increase the pace of delivery
- Create the conditions that mean suppliers can make planning and investment decisions with confidence
- Increase supply chain collaboration and engagement whilst maintaining customer supplier confidentiality
- Mitigate delivery risks associated with resource availability and constraints
- Improve value for money and delivery of outcomes
“This is your call to action. Over the coming weeks we are asking businesses supplying the rail sector to sign the Work Pipeline Visibility Charter, we ask that you are proactive in your commitment and use our branding to publicise the fact that your business is committed to creating a more transparent and collaborative working culture for the benefit of our entire industry. This is one step along the way towards increasing work pipeline visibility across the industry and hard wiring this to a step change in productivity and lower carbon solutions.” Darren James, CEO, Keltbray
Nina Fairfowl, Corporate Communications Manager and Group Inclusion Manager
Keltbray Holdings Limited
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Group Director, Corporate Communications
Keltbray Holdings Limited
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Notes for Editors
Keltbray is a leading UK specialist engineering and construction services business, offering a unique self-delivery capability spanning key phases of the construction value chain – civil engineering, geotechnical, asbestos management, demolition, piling and reinforced concrete structures, decommissioning, remediation, rail, power distribution and transmission, and environmental services.
The company was founded in 1976 and is privately owned, directly employs over 1,700 people, and is a key delivery partner to blue-chip public and private sector customers, contributing to the development and maintenance of Britain’s rapidly changing economic infrastructure and built environment.
Keltbray provides certainty of delivery to meet the needs of diverse and complex projects. Its professionally trained employees take pride in delivering safely and sustainably, on time, to budget, and with care for the environment and our communities. Keltbray has successfully completed a range of high profile construction projects on schemes including The Shard, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium, St Pancras International, Crossrail, Earls Court, Battersea Power Station, Ferrybridge Power Station decommissioning and HS2.