Leveraging support from the private sector

12.00 | 25 October 2012 |

A double-header presentation at the National Road Safety Conference 2012 will set out to show road safety officers how they might develop partnering arrangements with organisations from the private sector.

This topical presentation will be delivered by Darren Lindsey from Michelin Tyre and Steve Wright, creator of the Routes road safety project. The conference is being held 14-15 November in London.

Darren Lindsey (above) will explain, from a corporate social responsibility perspective, why Michelin is keen to support road safety initiatives; and Steve Wright will outline how Puppet Broadcasting has adapted to the changing climate.

Both presenters will show how their partnership has successfully worked with road safety teams and how their method of delivery can provide low cost and effective resources.

Darren Lindsey is the Head of Government and Public Affairs in the UK & ROI for Michelin Tyre PLC, one of the world’s largest tyre manufacturers. Darren is responsible for the development of relationships with Government departments and various NGOs connected to the transport industry.

Over the past decade, Michelin has built up its representation in the private sector as the world leader in promoting road safety to a wider audience. In support of this, Darren sits on a number of advisory boards for road safety including Roadsafe and Tyresafe.

Steve Wright (left) is director of The Puppet Broadcasting Company, which uses streetwise puppet characters to create resources to engage and educate young people around a series of health, social and personal development issues.

The company’s work has been seen by hundreds of thousands of young people across the UK over the last 12 years and it has won awards for the impact and quality of its work. Steve was recognised by Her Majesty the Queen as a UK Pioneer for his contribution to youth engagement and education.

The National Road Safety Conference is once again heading for sell-out success. All 150 of the residential places have now been allocated, but there is still room for more day delegates. In total 210 people have registered to attend the event. The exhibition that runs alongside the conference is also virtually sold out, with 26 organisations participating. At the time of writing there is availability for one more exhibitor.

Day delegate fees start at £85 plus VAT (one day) and £125 plus VAT (both days) for Road Safety GB members. The corresponding rates for non-members are £145 and £195 plus VAT.

For more details visit the event website or contact Sally Bartrum on 01379 650112.


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