An award-winning Midlands firm is proving that a new division is far from a risky business.
The TTC Group, based in Telford, is one of the leading providers of driver safety courses across the UK.
TTC delivers more than 367,000 hours of driver training at over 100 nationwide venues each year and has specialised in speed and drink awareness courses.
But now it has launched a new division which offers risk management and driver training for companies that ask their employees to drive on company business.
The new division, which is being launched with backing from the Birmingham office of Yorkshire Bank, allows companies to meet their growing health and safety requirements and make real savings.
TTC Group director and co-founder Graham Wynn said that many firms were looking to cut the costs of their fleets without cutting numbers.
He said: “There is no question that companies are looking at every aspect of their business operations and while fleets are a large expense they are also essential.
“Along with looking to make savings, they are also aware that they have to look at the risk management involved in driving for their staff. This new division will address both those aspects.
“It will allow fleet managers and directors to put in place policies and procedures which will improve safety, reduce accidents losses, make more effective use of their vehicles as well cut costs through lower insurance premiums and fuel savings.”
To head the new division, TTC Group has taken on Simon Protano who is “passionate” about driver training and has been involved in top level fleet driver training for a number of years including working with major UK telecommunications companies and supermarket home delivery fleets.
The TTC Group has also recently won major new contracts to provide speed awareness and drink drive training in Cumbria and Northern Ireland.
Stuart Carlson, a business banking partner at the Yorkshire Bank’s Financial Solutions Centre in Temple Row, has advised TTC for seven years.
He said: “The company has gone from strength to strength and we have worked closely with the directors to help them expand operations. We helped fund its move to a new headquarters two years ago and that has helped the birth of this new division.”