4th Annual (2019)

Rolling Stock Procurement Forum

Thursday 21 November 2019
Freshwater logo

Freshwater is a leading communications agency employing over 50 communications specialists, with offices in London and Cardiff. It has a national reach and provides an integrated service offering to clients across the UK, built around three core pillars: consulting, creating and engaging.

Consultancy services include: communications, marketing and brand strategy, crisis management, campaign planning and communications training. Creative services include: content marketing, design, video production and web development. Engagement services include: digital marketing, events, advertising, public relations, public affairs, stakeholder engagement and consultation.

Harmonic logo

Harmonic is a win & delivery partner which enables its clients to grow their business. Harmonic’s business winning capability has delivered over £1.6 billion of new orders and work for clients across all business sectors and increased capability in several companies in the Transport sector.

In the rail sector Harmonic has delivered 4 large dispersed modifications programmes which have included over 271 trains and generated client revenue of £150m. Harmonic’s timely identification of opportunities to leverage inter-programme efficiencies has been key to creating greater certainty of delivery, lower costs and shorter timescales across each programme.

In parallel, the building of a pan-programme central PMO has underpinned the cultural change critical to clients embracing train modification new business. Harmonic-led transformations have driven consistent management of modification programmes with sensible governance across both internal stakeholders and the supply chain – ultimately leading to the recovery and mitigation of cost increases and programme delays.