The appointment of Graeme Bampton has been announced by the Leeds office of international project management and cost consultants Faithful+Gould.
Taking up the position of National Rail Sector Champion, Graeme will be responsible for supporting and helping to deliver the Rail Sub-sector 5 Year Business Development plan. Graeme is accountable to the Head of Transport, David Holmes.
Graeme's responsibilities include:
- Undertaking market research to provide accurate and timely market intelligence including new opportunities and provide guidance on how best to bid, mobilise and secure such opportunities
- Identifying and highlighting strategy and investment priorities
- Identification and building of Rail Sub-sector groups reflecting emerging or declining work streams
- Supporting F+G Regions in delivering local rail growth
"Over recent years, Faithful+Gould has created a highly successful national rail sector portfolio of clients and my task is to develop further opportunities within the UK and Ireland by utilising our unique rail sector knowledge and experience. This will involve looking to diversity our current primary core service of cost consultancy into other services such as project management, risk and value management, project controls, procurement consultant and building surveying.
With Faithful+Gould’s and Atkins’ excellent rail reputation throughout the UK and with the backing of the various national teams, I feel that we can offer a diverse range of engineering and consultancy services second to none".
David Holmes, Managing Director of Faithful+Gould's Central Region and Head of Transport said;
"Graeme has been a key appointment for us and I am delighted to welcome him to our expanding organisation.
He has extensive experience within the rail sector and has the advantage of having worked with various organisations and Clients throughout the rail industry over recent years including the Railway Procurement Agency in Ireland, TfL, Network Rail and Transport for Scotland. Things here are moving quickly – over the next six to twelve months we will be looking to secure major rail sector commissions – this, combined with our existing national commission means that we will be looking to further grow our rail sector teams within the coming months".