The Data, Analytics, Consultancy and Events division of Tracsis employs over 200 permanent staff. Tracsis people are customer focussed and led by a management board of highly experienced individuals supported by Operations Managers with many years of practical experience.
Traffic and Data Services – Divisional Management Team
Paul’s responsibilities include leading the Business Development Team, account management, providing technical and contractual advice to major projects and developing the business in terms of technical procedures, portfolio of services and client base. As well as working throughout the UK, Paul has undertaken project and training work in Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Canada. Before joining the company in 2007, Paul worked for over 20 years as a transport planner gaining expertise in traffic modelling, transport monitoring and managing transport survey projects. Paul regularly lectures on Transport Data at seminars around the country and chairs conference seminars and professional events. He has a BSc Honours degree in Geography with a transport specialism, an MSc in Transport Planning and Engineering from the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds and is a member of the Transport Planning Society.
Martyn joined the business in 2008 as Finance Manager prior to being promoted to Finance Director. Having started his financial career with EY before working for Garbutt & Elliott Chartered Accountants, he gained 10 years’ experience from working in practice before undertaking a variety of finance roles in the pharmaceutical, rail and house building industries. In addition to over 20 years of financial and commercial experience, he has extensive sector and company knowledge to support the business.
Kevin is responsible for delivery of Support Services across the Traffic and Data Services Division, including externally certified Quality and H&S Management Systems, HR, Data Protection and business support in its broadest sense. Following a diverse career in the Defence Sector Kevin joined Tracsis in 2014, bringing with him considerable experience of support services, major projects and personnel management. He holds and MSc in Leadership and Management and the Association of Project Management (APMP) Qualification, and has worked overseas in Germany, Hong Kong, Canada, the Middle East and the USA. Kevin also holds an impressive depth of knowledge of the Data Protection / GDPR regulatory environment, he is PECB Certified Data Protection Officer and fulfils the role of DPO for the Tracsis Group.
Traffic Surveys Team
Chris is responsible for our UK and Ireland operations utilising his local operations teams to ensure the efficient, effective and safe delivery of an extremely diverse range of data collection projects. Chris is based at our Head Office in Wetherby which includes our specialist centres of excellence for ANPR, Bluetooth, Big Data and other advanced survey techniques. With a background in running the Data Management sections in the business and regional operations teams, Chris has an impressive depth of knowledge of all aspects of survey design, implementation and delivery.
As Business Development Director for Scotland, Ireland and the North of England, Grant is responsible for the management of some of our largest client accounts and is the first point of contact for clients requiring advice, training and direction. Grant joined Sky High, then to become Tracsis, in 2002 overseeing and leading our rapid growth in Scotland and Ireland and played a leading role in the roll out of new technological innovations including our ground-breaking work for the London 2012 Olympics. Having worked for a major transport consultancy (MVA now Systra), another national survey company (Count On Us then acquired by Sky High) and a large public sector organisation (Fife Council), Grant has an incredibly diverse range of experience and end-user knowledge which he makes available to clients to advise on the best solutions to their data collection needs.
Nick is responsible for maintaining Tracsis’ core work-streams as well as generating new business and exploring new markets. He is involved in the marketing and branding strategy for the Tracsis Data, Analytics, Consultancy and Events division, providing content and consistency across all platforms including social media, website and mainstream channels. He provides innovative marketing solutions, supports the Operational teams and acts as a culture and standards ambassador for the company. He also undertakes Project Director duties for key strategic projects and provides advice and support to our extensive client base.
Claire joined Tracsis (Sky High at the time) in 2008 as a Data Analyst. Having graduated with a Mathematics Degree, it seemed a natural progression to work within an innovative and ambitious company that stood out from the competition. Since joining, Claire has grown the Data Analysis team in Scotland from just 2 people to it now being the Analysis Centre of Excellence for the company delivering vast quantities of processed and analysed data to our hundreds of satisfied clients where Claire plays a key role in ensuring processes and procedures keep evolving to be as efficient, accurate and cost-effective as possible.
Graham initially started work with Count On Us as a Project Officer running major survey projects for the Scotland team. Following the acquisition of CoU by Sky High, he then moved into a Data Analyst role and has progressed to the key role of Senior Analysis Manager running the Tracsis Data Processing and Analysis Centre of Excellence. Grahams’ qualifications in Mathematics and Physics and his training in and expertise of Geographical Information Systems mean that he leads the Analysis team’s advanced analysis functions to provide data reports to clients in useable and informative formats.
Tracsis Passenger Analytics Team
Edward Arnold has delivered a number of quantitative market research projects for our rail clients, He manages a large team of professional surveyors delivering data collection and market research-based projects for a number of train operating companies across the country. He works with clients to develop survey designs, methodology and provide clear instructions to his team through regular project briefings.
SEP Event Traffic Management Team
Mark has been with SEP since 2011 as Finance Director and along with Martyn Woodhouse oversees the divisional finance department. As the company has grown he has ensured that the reporting systems have evolved with this to provide the necessary information for decision making and forecasting. Prior to joining the company Mark was an accountant in general practice and has over 20 years of experience in management information, taxation and auditing. He is a Fellow Member of both the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants and the Association of Accounting Technicians.
Pen is a long-term member of SEP who has been developing and managing the deployment of our operations teams for a number of years. She now uses her experience to coordinate the activities of both the Northern and the Southern regions to ensure that resources are developed, deployed and utilised effectively.
A long-term member of SEP, tasked with coordinating and growing the activities of the southern team, Rob is able to call on his previous experience of management systems to help the business deliver effectively through good organisation. Using his extensive knowledge of events, he works closely with organisers to improve effectiveness of operational plans, adding value to existing clients and developing long term relationships with new.
Alex has worked for SEP for over 15 years. He has progressed through the company and now leads on operations for the North West region. Alex has successfully developed and led the team based at the Etihad stadium, with Alex’s extensive knowledge of all aspects of SEP’s products and based around one of SEP’s biggest contracts there are some great opportunities ahead in the North West.
As the North East and Scotland Director for SEP Andy oversees a vast quantity of events across the regions. Andy always likes to play a part in the development of systems and processes within the company assisting it to go from strength to strength over the many years served. Together with his experienced event team he ensures all projects are delivered to the highest of standards which the business has a strong and stable reputation for.
Steve set up CTM in 1998 with a team of managers to provide a quality service to the eventindustry in the areas of admission control, traffic management, parking and general stewarding.That team has grown to be one of the leading providers in the industry recognised forexcellence and going the extra mile
Gearóid co-founded Compass Informatics Limited, and is the company’s Managing Director. He has founded a number of related companies in the location analytics and technologies areas and focusses on the sustainable commercialisation of products and services in that sector. He leads company development strategy and delivery and combines this with hands on design of projects and solutions across a wide range of sectors. Gearóid holds an MSc. by Research from Trinity College Dublin, and a number of project & business management qualifications.