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National Express Share Best Practice with The Platinum Group

nationalexpressplatinumOperational Excellence Through Training & Telematics, was the theme for the latest Director Day for The Platinum Group, which was hosted by National Express in Carl Street, Walsall.

National Express – UK Bus, employs 5,000 people in the West Midlands and delivers over 1 million passenger journeys each day. They self-train and develop each and every one of their employees from PCV licence acquisition to ILM Level 5 standard. Their Walsall site hosts an operational base of 170 vehicles and 500 staff.

All vehicles are self-maintained and the Walsall site has an on-site MOT accredited station. The Walsall site is also home to a Training Academy which has RoSPA Accreditation and IAM centre status. Jenny Tocknell the Operations Manager at National Express, Walsall said, "It has been great to share the wonderful world of public transport with The Platinum Group, everybody now has knowledge of Telematics and advancing technology utilised in this industry. Public transport is key to sustaining and driving the local economy and is such an unsung hero. Everybody had the chance to drive one of our vehicles on site to gain an insight into just how difficult it can be to carry such precious cargo. It certainly was a pleasure to share our industry with The Group."

The Platinum Group Director Days offer an insight into a range of indispensable management tools and best practice. Hosted by members of The Platinum Group, the half day meetings focus around sharing new ideas, discussing industry developments and producing innovative solutions, which will make a real difference across a broad spectrum of business.

Gail Arnold the Head of The Platinum Group said, “Logistics, freight and transport is a key area of The Platinum Group and National Express are a supportive and valued member of The Group”.

Last modified on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 09:56

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