Jim Kirkwood has been appointed as the new CEO of one of the UK’s leading road safety training organisations involved in fleet risk management for logistics companies.
With a track record of helping established firms develop and grow, he aims to expand the TTC Group with new contract wins and acquisitions.
Coupled with the continued growth of its underlying business, there is a growing demand for managing work related road safety within the corporate sector. Fleet risk management will be a key area for the company to target with its TTC DriverProtect brand for both large companies and SMEs.
Graham and Jenny Wynn, with their passion for reducing road casualties, set up the company more than 20 years ago to see it grow into one of the UKs most respected road safety training organisation.
With more than 500 trainers nationwide, TTC educates 330,000 road users each year on police diversionary courses as well as running the UK’s largest cycle training company. They also work with companies to help them manage their workplace road safety responsibilities.
“I see the TTC Group as a really good platform to continue the growth that Graham and Jenny established over more than two decades,” said Jim, a Napier University business honours graduate.
“This is such a good, professional company with a real passion for road safety in both the public and private sector.”
After 15 years with the business arm at Eastman Kodak, Jim joined a little known Korean electronics company called GoldStar helping to change its corporate identity to LG and its UK sales performance to successfully compete with industry rivals such as Sony, Panasonic and Samsung.
He led a dotcom business and joined Barclays Insurance before helping to set up and grow a Consumer business for Fujitsu Siemens. In February 2004, he made the move into the road safety industry as Managing Director of what became known as AADriveTech, helping to turn it into a multi million pound enterprise.
TTC DriverProtect has opened a free online audit for companies to check if they comply with legislation to help them successfully manage their work related road safety risk.
Information on fleet risk management, driving for work, duty of care, the grey fleet, licence checks, driver profiling and e-learning for employees are all available.
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Notes to news editors:
The TTC Group has been educating road users to reduce casualties for more than 20 years and works with the corporate sector to manage workplace road safety.
They are a leading UK provider of driver behavioural change courses for the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS), an educational alternative to prosecution for some road traffic offences and run courses on behalf of police and councils in 11 UK regions from Scotland in the north, Wales in the west, across north England and the Midlands to Avon and Somerset, Kent and Devon and Cornwall in the south.
They also pioneered the drink drive rehabilitation course in the early 1990s and continue to run these courses.
Their trainers educate more than 330,000 road users each year including professional drivers and the corporate sector. They assist local authority road safety teams and deliver cycle instruction and pedestrian safety for schools, clubs, councils and individuals.
Established in the early 1990’s, the TTC Group (UK), with its head office in Telford, Shropshire, opened by the Princess Royal, is an award winning organisation named by the Stock Exchange as one of the top 1,000 dynamic companies “to inspire Britain.” Lord Digby Jones presented the TTC Group with his special chairman’s award in the 2016 Ernst Young entrepreneur awards ceremony for their business success mixed with a company ethos to help the wider community.
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