Impressive trio of sponsors unveiled for Road Safety GB conference

15.58 | 30 June 2010 |

Road Safety GB is delighted to announce details of sponsorship arrangements for its 2010 annual conference, which will be held at Chesford Grange, Warwickshire 16-17 November.

The impressive sponsorship line up is headed by Road Safety Support (RSS), in association with Colas and Enterprise plc.

RSS provides a range of professional services for road safety and safety camera partnerships including legal advice, support and training in the use of enforcement technology, assistance with data, communications, driver retraining and information technology issues.

The conference sponsorship is part of a wider alliance between Road Safety GB and RSS who will be working closely together to further casualty reduction in the UK, and to make representations to the coalition government about future funding for road safety and casualty reduction initiatives.

Colas operates throughout the UK as a service provider to the highways and airfields sectors. Colas provides a complete highway maintenance and construction service for local authorities and the Highways Agency. As part of the international Colas Group, it has access to the knowledge and resources of one of the world’s leading road construction and maintenance organisations.

Enterprise is a support services company that maintains key infrastructure assets for utility companies and provides front-line services for local authorities and central government organsations. The services it provides include maintaining streets and highways, maintaining and repairing gas and water pipes, replacing telecoms and power cables, collecting refuse and repairing social housing.

Alan Kennedy, chair of Road Safety GB, said: “By any standards this is a highly impressive line up of sponsors that we are proud to be associated with.

“We are thrilled that such sizeable and prestigious organisations are willing and able to support our annual conference.

“Everyone knows how difficult things are in the public sector right now. To receive such support at this moment in time provides a welcome tonic for everyone involved in road safety and casualty reduction.

“With the level of budget cuts the government is imposing it is quite clear that we are going to have to work more closely with the private sector in order to continue our important work to reduce road casualties.

“I hope the partnerships we are forming with RSS, Colas and Enterprise will herald the beginning of a long and mutually fruitful association for all parties.”

Frédéric Roussel , Colas chief executive, expressed his delight at the company’s involvement, saying: “Colas is very pleased to have the opportunity to support this important event.  Safety is our number one priority and we treat the well being of our people while driving with the same high importance as any other health and safety issue.

“At Colas, we have been running our own award-winning UK driver safety campaign, Safer Attitudes in Driving (SAID), for the last nine years, and the success of SAID in reducing the frequency of incidents involving company vehicles by more than 40% over that period is powerful testimony, of which we are justifiably proud, to the Colas approach to road safety.”  

Click here for more information about the cionference, or to register to attend, or for further information contact Sally Bartrum on 01379 650112.


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