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Our Services

TIL's core strengths are:

  • Direct experience of transport deal-making and operations
  • Operational and financial data
  • Operational analysis and efficiency improvement
  • Industry understanding and contacts

Due Diligence

Seeking value from transport assets:
Helping financial sponsors exploit transport opportunities

When financial sponsors are looking for opportunities in the transport space, TIL can help.

We bring our extensive database and managerial and operational experience to deal origination, market scoping, due diligence and deal completion.

And we can provide on-going management and technical support through the holding period until exit.

Major projects we have assisted include:

  • Acquisition of a UK rail rolling stock company (ROSCO)
  • Acquisition of an Asian express bus business
  • Due Diligence on North American contracted bus business
  • Strategic review of UK bus business
  • Acquisition of bus companies in EU

Bus and Rail Operational and Market Data

Interim Management

“Task & Finish” teams for bids, Due Diligence and operational turn arounds

TIL can provide individuals and teams for Fixed term assignments.

Technical teams:

  • Bus and rail planners
  • Engineering
  • Asset condition
  • Bid writers
  • Customer service strategy
  • Operational modelling
  • Bid modelling
  • Service concept
  • Interim management:

    • Mobilisation teams
    • Operations
    • Engineering
    • Commercial
    • Financial and accounting

Strategy Reviews

We specialize in data-driven reviews of markets, operations and customers.

Using our database of UK and overseas financial and operational data, we can help you make sense of your business, or assist financial sponsors in understanding complex transport markets and businesses.

We have assisted transport operators with Strategic Reviews addressing costs, revenues and portfolio.

Contract Bidding

Bus and rail contract bidding

Our team has put together bus and rail contracts in the UK, Germany, Scandinavia, the Middle East and North America.

We can supply the full range of resources from bid concept, through resource planning, engineering planning and financial modelling.

But we frequently work as part of larger teams, providing technical resources and or interim management.

Unlike most consultancies, our strong operational background means that we can also assist in the mobilisation and operations phases.

Executive Search

Specialists in transport management

  • UK and German search and selection teams
  • 100% transport focus

Search and selection:

  • Managing Director and CEO
  • Engineering
  • Bid management
  • Depot operations
  • Commercial
  • Marketing

Assignments have included:

  • CEO of bus group
  • Managing Director municipal bus company
  • Engineering Manager for Middle East bus project
  • Commercial analyst for rail business

Customer Research

Understanding passengers will drive revenue growth

Passengers are the life-blood of every transport organization.

From mystery shopping, to data-heavy market research, we can help you understand your customers, who they are, and how they behave.

Our full-service offer includes:

  • Mystery shopping programmes
  • Customer segmentation and profitability reviews
  • Customer service reviews and management training
  • Revenue analysis and pricing

Cost and Efficiency Reviews

TIL specialises in detailed review of transport costs.

Our expert teams use our experience and data-base of operational KPIs to unpick the cost base of transport operators.

Key areas include:

  • Bus and rail scheduling and planning
  • Engineering costs
  • Cost of sale
  • Revenue apportionment and allocation