About the Author

Ken Cole
SPS Consultancy

Ken Cole has worked in senior positions in both the public and private sectors and was one of the founding Directors of SPS in 2001. He recently completed a three year secondment as Director of the London Centre of Excellence. Ken has thrilled many public and private audiences with his incisive analysis, robust delivery and his belief in 'telling it as it is'. His blog is a regular commentary of the improvement and efficiency agenda.

Make sure you pay a frequent visit to find out Ken's latest thoughts on the workings of government, the latest policy initiatives and much more...

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Highways Collaboration - as it should be!

Oct 30, 2011

London local government has pioneered some excellent collaborative category programmes in the last year - these included commercial fleet, postal services, ICT and highways management. The last one is really promising involving nearly all of the London boroughs and Transport for London. E-auctions, standard specifications, sub-regional contracts and more all feature somewhere in this project.

The Transforming London Highways Management (TLHM) Project is running a workshop / road show on Wednesday 9th November 2011 - for details click London Highways Management Roadshow. Apart from London local authorities , this workshop will be of great interest to readers in other parts of the country too. So this blog is just an unashamed plug for TLHM. Readers can also find out more by going to this link

.See you on 9th November

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