Positive feedback for London supply chain forum
Tarmac, Riney and Total Bitumen host successful event to encourage collaborative working in the capital
MORE than 60 senior highways managers from some of London’s boroughs attended a recent supply chain forum hosted by Tarmac, Riney and Total, designed to encourage collaborative working in the capital.
Debate and discussions focused around a range of topical industry issues, including regeneration, funding challenges, the latest technical and sustainable product innovations, and the results of the Asphalt Industry Alliance’s Annual Alarm Survey.
Key speakers were drawn from the three host companies, and from London local authorities, which included Newham and Bromley, as well as from the private sector, including Metis and Waterman.
The forum – the first in London – was the latest in an ongoing series of accredited learning events for local authority highways professionals organized by Tarmac, which seek to encourage debate on the challenges and opportunities facing local government in maintaining the road network.
Riney’s managing director, Chris Moore, who spoke at the forum, said: ‘We were delighted with the positive feedback from delegates. The way roads are built, maintained and managed in the city is undertaken against a shifting landscape of funding and legislative changes and challenges.
‘As the volume and expectations of road users continue to rise, and budgets face continued pressure, there is a growing recognition of the need for continued collaboration to improve the management of our highways, which is why events like today’s are so helpful.’
Rick Ashton, Total Bitumen’s market development manager, who also spoke at the event, added: ‘This was a hugely successful CPD event for Tarmac, Riney and Total Bitumen. It was a great demonstration of collaboration across Tarmac’s regional customer base.
‘We are delighted that this strong partnership continues to provide tangible benefits for Tarmac’s clients through sharing best practice, driving efficiencies in the city, as well as assisting their customers to best support materials selection.’