Latest News

Here you'll find tusp's most recent news, including details of our latest projects, new partnerships and exciting internal developments.

tusp's Site Access Management Solution

Working with our technology partner, WorkSiteCloud, tusp have successfully
launched a bespoke service to provide real-time site management, monitoring,
exceptional reporting and productivity data management. The solution brings
together years of expertise in project delivery and construction management,
providing a robust, data rich solution to effectively support site work. The Site Access Management service has been developed to support all requirements,
including data collection, reporting, site safety, time management and productivity
improvements. Please get in contact with us if you’d like more information at enquiries@tusp.co.uk or visit our website at www.tusp.co.uk

tusp Experts

tusp’s highly qualified experts bring decades of experience across the transport, construction, and utilities sectors. Their specialisms include project management, operations, infrastructure maintenance, project health checks, risk management, asset stewardship, health and safety, engineering assurance and environmentalism. Working alongside tusp, our experts have utilised their strategic,
operational, commercial, and engineering experience at senior levels to deliver some of the UK’s biggest and most complex infrastructure projects. Their achievements and accolades are testament to the years they have committed to delivering a better, more sustainable transport industry. To become a tusp expert or to understand our capabilities visit the Experts page on our website (www.tusp.co.uk/our-experts).

Government Driven Project Speed

tusp have been involved in Network Rail’s Project SPEED after we were invited
onto the task force for both Southern and Eastern Regions. Project Speed is based
on pace, simplicity, change culture, risk awareness and business change, with
the goal of demonstrating how enhancements can be delivered quicker and at a greatly reduced cost. By focusing on six existing work programmes which are all at different stages and examining baselines, savings and opportunity, its aim is to produce a set of outcomes to not only support these key projects, but to be used
as a template for future projects and programmes. This is a really exciting time
for the industry.

Overseas Deep Dive Reviews

Over the last few months tusp have been delivering some exciting and interesting work with an overseas client that has led us to embarking on some deep dive reviews. Our subject matter experts have been involved in a variety of project reviews, including rail programmes, wind farming and overhead powerlines. These projects demonstrate the breadth of experience that tusp can bring to many different genres of work and we look forward to continuing with these projects in the coming weeks.

Site Access Management Framework Win

The tusp business development team are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the National Site Access Management framework for Network Rail.

 

This is a significant win for tusp and secures our drive in improving the delivery of projects and schemes by focusing on better quality site reporting and support. Our drive has always been to provide an end to end solution for the delivery of work within the railway environment, so adding site access management to our project management and controls solution completes the service offering.

 

We will therefore be looking to recruit additional support for this framework over the coming months so we are interested in discussing opportunities with you if you have either existing site access management expertise or are interested in changing careers. Please get in contact with us if you’d like more information at careers@tusp.co.uk or visit our website at www.tusp.co.uk

Welcoming George Peacock

tusp are delighted to welcome George Peacock to the team. George is taking up the position of Project Manager, Site Controls and will take the lead on the mobilisation and management of our Network Rail Site Access Control framework and associated services. George has a strong background in project management, with a strong focus on customer service and the end to end delivery of work programmes. This is an exciting and positive time for us and we are proud to extend the tusp family and look forward to introducing George to our fantastic network. If you would like to contact George, he can be reached at george.peacock@tusp.co.uk

Open for Business

tusp are very much open for business and we are proud to be in full operation and supporting our clients and consultants across the industry. We have the ability to provide services remotely and we are even running workshops via teams and providing consulting services across the world, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any requirements.

tusp Response to Covid-19

tusp commends the response of the Rail Industry to Covid-19, with rail freight transporting vital supplies, resources and workers across the UK, and rail workers keeping morale high and commuters safe. Everyone who works on the railway has an incredibly important role, and we are very proud of our consultants, who are keeping the railway running and working hard for the future of Britain’s railways.

 

Staff from our head office are now working from home but feel more like a team than ever, with easy access to video technology, conference calls, emails and mobile phones we are very much open for business and have been working nonstop supporting our consultants and planning for future projects.

Joint Venture

tusp are proud and excited to have entered a joint venture with TES2000, POISE, RCU and Technotrack. 

The joint venture will provide a full design, build and commissioning solution underpinned by strong governance, an impeccable safety culture and powerful drive and determination to offer the industry an innovative and sustainable solution.

It will operate under a Principal Contractor Licence held by TES2000, who bring delivery expertise and railway safety critical knowledge which has been gained through their tenure as a trusted delivery partner for many tier 1 contractors as well as Network Rail.

You can find more information about the joint venture here.

Tendering Support

We are very proud to have successfully supported several main clients, developed
a number of joint venture opportunities and the tusp tendering team are now
completing a number of significant tenders, so will have capacity moving forward.
We have a significantly experienced and driven team so if you are looking for bid
management, technical writing, estimating or peer reviews then please get in
touch.

Sentinel Audit

We are proud to announce that we have passed the annual Sentinel Audit. We are continuing to meet the standards RISQS set and exceed expectations where possible. The safety and security of all our resources is of the utmost importance to us and it is something we consider in every single day to day action we undertake. Our Operations Team, under the leadership of Fiona Lee, have successfully delivered once again.

Construction Management and Asset Protection Services

At tusp we pride ourselves on the extensive experience we have in the field of construction management. Our consultants enter true partnerships with our clients to provide a professional service throughout a project’s entire lifecycle. Our experts can support in facilitating construction activity, reporting and governance, together with undertaking contractor site management duties and ensuring asset protection. Our tusp asset protection and optimisation solution ensures that risk is reduced when working on or around the railway by providing experienced ASPRO consultants to deliver work safely and securely. We provide the expert railway assistance
required and have provided asset protection services on some of the UK’s most complex and heavily used railway infrastructure.

Site Access Management Framework

tusp are now up and running with our new national Site Access Management framework for Network Rail. Going live on June 27th, we supported the Wessex region, receiving positive feedback for our approach and professionalism together with the quality and innovation of our information reporting system. We are actively engaged in the planning, mobilisation and utilisation of the framework within all the contracted regions. We have also supported a five-day blockade at Enterkinfoot in the Dumfries and Galloway region for NWR Scotland at short notice, where we delivered highly trained staff alongside an advanced system of recording information onsite within 48 hours of contact. These are exciting times for tusp, and we look forward to developing this service offering further.

tusp Back to Work

July has seen the phased return of the tusp team back into the head office. To protect the safety of our staff, and to comply
with all of the suggested guidelines, not only have we socially distanced our desks and introduced sanitiser stations, but we have also staggered our days in the office to reduce overall contact. On our days working at home we are continuing with our now established systems and using Microsoft Teams to stay in touch. It’s good to be back!

Euston Change Programme

The rail industry doesn’t stand still and that’s what makes it a fantastic place to work. tusp are excited to be leading a Change Programme, looking at performance improvement at Euston Station and we have the pleasure of working closely with Network Rail and the Train Operators. We are driving some interesting changes that will significantly improve the performance of Euston and positively impact the customer satisfaction scores. It makes for an interesting challenge, looking across the industry to collaborate on changes and drive a one team approach.

 

We have extensive knowledge and change expertise to drive these types of programmes, so please get in touch if you have a challenge for us.

Kilsby Tunnel Blockade

tusp had the pleasure of supporting Network Rail and Balfour Beatty through the Central Rail Systems Alliance to deliver a significant amount of the Maintenance Workbank within two additional worksites that ran alongside the Kilsby Tunnel Blockade work. This work required the industry to pull together and blend Alliance delivery process with Network Rail Delivery Unit process to rapidly deliver items that had been within the Maintenance workbank for a long time, so the blockade was the ideal opportunity to deliver this work. Both the Kilsby Tunnel Blockade core work and the maintenance workbank items were successfully and safely delivered and hopefully this has demonstrated how works can be collaboratively delivered in the future.

Recruitment Opportunities

We are looking for skilled Project Managers experienced in the delivery of environmental, flood risk management, large civils and groundwork schemes. These roles are across the UK and are complex and enjoyable projects.

 

Please call the office for a chat or email us at careers@tusp.co.uk

Business Development - April

The tusp business development team have been extremely busy working with UK and international clients this month and have enjoyed building delivery teams for many exciting ventures and projects. We have relished exploring opportunities in diverse sectors, ranging from transport, renewables and construction to the provision of digital solutions, with some of these projects in unique locations and niche areas.

We’ve been building strong relationships with many new consultants and reconnecting with old contacts. tusp are fortunate to have so many fantastic and experienced consultants both in the UK and overseas who can provide subject matter expertise across such a wide variety of sectors.

Site Visits

In March our BD Manager Sarah Ludlam went to visit one of our Senior
Consultants, Pieter Esbach, who is leading a large civil engineering project for one
of our clients in Peterborough. Pieter was very happy to report that the project
was moving along well. The works will enable more passenger trains to run on the
East Coast mainline and involves a new two-track line, a new underpass and a river
replacement.

 

Our site visits allow the BD team to improve our industry knowledge
and to forge and maintain great relationships with our expert consultants.

Canada Infrastrcuture Forum

In March we attended the Canada Infrastructure Forum at Canada House
in London. In conjunction with the UK Department of International trade, the
speakers from various Canadian provinces spoke about Canadian projects,
goals and initiatives. There is a huge focus on Transit Oriented Communities &
Developments, emphasising community-based transit systems which look to
increase both jobs and numbers of people living in affordable housing near or
within a short walk of transport routes. With lots of options for UK businesses to
get involved across a variety of industry sectors, we are excited to explore future
opportunities.

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