Read the complete article here: https://www.route-one.net/features/commercial-focus-building-for-london-borough-of-havering/

Mistral, in partnership with Alexander Dennis, has been chosen as the London Borough’s latest commercial collaborator.

In response to growing demands for local authorities to enhance their commercial approach in passenger transport, the London Borough has expanded its fleet of coaches and buses, making long-term rentals an ideal fit for their requirements.

Simon Blake, Head of Transport comments: The reason for us seeking to be more commercial is, ultimately, to cut the cost of running our department for the council.”
He notes that with LA budgets pressured, only two options are in play to deliver on that: Reduce vehicle numbers and headcount, or go the other way, and see what opportunities exist in the wider market. The former was not an option, so Transport Contracts Manager Ian Dunsdon was tasked with building the basket of work undertaken on a commercial basis.

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