The Scottish Transport Show
Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities
A range of sponsor and exhibitor opportunities are available. More information can be found at www.scottishtransportshow.com or by downloading the Scottish Transport Show - Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities document listed to the right of this page.
Lead Partner and Exhibitor
The Connected Places Catapult, a new organisation which combines the Transport Systems and Future Cities Catapults, has officially begun operations. The new Connected Places Catapult will accelerate smarter living and travelling, in and between the places of tomorrow. The new Catapult will grow businesses with innovations in mobility services and the built environment, that enable new levels of physical, digital and social connectedness – driving even faster growth for the UK economy.
The Connected Places Catapult will focus on working across boundaries, bureaucracies, public and private sectors, on a whole system approach to achieve this goal. Like the legacy organisations before it, the new Catapult will engage academic networks, diverse SME ecosystems, business and government departments as it seeks to foster new markets, boost demand for innovation and increase the supply of proven products and services across transport, cities, towns and villages.
At Transport Times we have many years' experience in the Transport Industry. Transport Times offers an informed view of the latest developments in transport and is a strong supporter of sustainable and integrated transport.
Our insight, opinion and analysis covers all modes of transport and such key areas as road pricing, lorry charging, local transport, rail, airports, freight, technology, safety, regional policies, investment and public private partnerships.
Transport policy, so long neglected, is coming to the top of the political agenda. You need to make informed decisions, not be left to wonder what is going on in the heads of senior politicians and transport executives. You get that information by reading Transport Times and by attending Transport Times Events.
Supporter and Exhibitor
Transport Scotland is the national transport agency for Scotland, delivering the Scottish Government's vision for transport.
Transport Scotland seek to deliver a safe, efficient, cost-effective and sustainable transport system for the benefit of the people of Scotland, playing a key role in helping to achieve the Scottish Government’s Purpose of increasing sustainable economic growth with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish.
There are eight Transport Scotland directorates:
- Aviation, Maritime, Freight & Canals - promotes Scotland’s international connectivity and transport links to our remote and island communities
- Bus, Accessibility & Active Travel - responsible for the Scottish Government’s policy relating to bus, active travel, smart and integrated ticketing and accessible travel
- Finance & Corporate Services - supports the operation and governance of Transport Scotland
- Low Carbon Economy - responsible for creating the strategic framework to coordinate the decarbonisation of Scotland’s transport system
- Major Projects - responsible for design, development, procurement and construction of major trunk road improvement projects across Scotland
- Rail - responsible for Scotland’s rail policy and delivery
- Transport Strategy & Analysis - Responsible for transport strategy and integration, transport futures, transport analysis and strategic transport planning
The Scottish Government is the executive arm of the devolved government for Scotland.
The Scottish Government, known as the Scottish Executive prior to 2007, is responsible in Scotland for all issues that are not explicitly reserved to the United Kingdom Parliament at Westminster by Schedule 5 of the Scotland Act 1998.
Devolved matters include health, education, justice, home affairs, rural affairs, economic development and transport.
The Scottish Government is led by a First Minister, nominated by the Scottish Parliament and by the Queen, who then appoints a Ministerial team, with the approval of Parliament, from the elected MSPs. The Scottish Law Officers, the Lord Advocate and Solicitor General, can be appointed from outside the Parliament's membership, but are subject to its approval. The First Minister, the Cabinet Secretaries and the Scottish Law Officers are members of the Scottish Government. They are collectively known as the 'Scottish Ministers'.
Parliamentary elections in Scotland, initiated in 1999 when the Scottish Parliament was re-convened after a gap of almost 300 years, are now held every five years.
Of 129 MSPs 73 are elected from first-past-the-post constituencies with a further 56 are returned from eight regions, each of which elect seven MSPs as a form of mixed member proportional representation.
New Administrations are appointed after each election.
Previous Administrations have served for the periods
Sponsor and Exhibitor
An award winning ferry operator - Caledonian MacBrayne sail to 25 island destinations across the West Coast of Scotland. Our network spans some of the most spectacular coastlines and landscapes in Scotland from Arran in the Firth of Clyde to Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.
Transportation / Trucking / Railroad
Sponsor and Exhibitor
We are the independent transport user watchdog. Our mission is to get the best deal for passengers and road users. With a strong emphasis on evidence-based campaigning and research, we ensure that we know what is happening on the ground. We use our knowledge to influence decisions on behalf of passengers and road users to secure improvements and make a difference.
Chief Executive, Anthony Smith, @anthonysmithTF
Masterclass Sponsor and Exhibitor
At Cubic Transportation Systems, we believe that to take the right path, you sometimes have to create it. That’s why, even though we helped revolutionize the transportation industry, we’re dedicated to reinventing it.
We are the leading integrator of payment and information solutions and related services for intelligent travel applications in the transportation industry. We deliver integrated systems for transportation and traffic management, providing tools for travelers to choose the smartest and easiest way to travel and pay for their journeys, while enabling transportation authorities and agencies to manage demand across the entire transportation network – all in real-time.
Masterclass Sponsor and Exhibitor
The Supplier Development Programme (SDP) is a business support initiative using training and information to improve the competitiveness of local businesses.
SDP is a partnership of Local Authorities, Scottish Government and other public bodies working together to bring your business support in all aspects of tendering. By assisting businesses to become tender ready for public procurement we improve all-round efficiency, sustainability and market potential.
By helping businesses become more able to tender for contracts we improve their prospects when competing throughout the UK where there is an annual public spend of £240billion. We deliver this support through our training and events which are all listed on our Events Calendar. Once your business is registered you can access all of the support for free.
The international market place, particularly the EU, offers our businesses extensive opportunities.
Masterclass Sponsor and Exhibitor
Smart Energy GB is the voice of the smart meter rollout. We're independent of government, we're not an energy supplier and we don't fit smart meters. We're here to make sure everyone in Great Britain understands smart meters, the rollout and how to use their meters to get their gas and electricity under control.
While our job is to spread the message to everyone, we have a particular duty to make sure low-income, vulnerable and prepay customers benefit from smart meters.
Overall, we aim to:
- Grow consumer awareness and understanding
- Build consumer confidence in smart meters
- Assist more vulnerable consumers to realise the benefits of smart meters
- Reach out to support small businesses, where cost-effective
At Bus Users, our mission is to bring people together through accessible, inclusive transport.
We aim to ensure that all communities, wherever they are and whatever their needs may be, have access to the best possible transport links.
We do this by…
- working to make public transport inclusive and accessible
- promoting high standards of transport planning and delivery
- raising awareness of the effects of transport poverty on loneliness, isolation and social exclusion
- resolving passenger complaints
We’re a registered charity in England and Scotland, an approved Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Body for bus and coach passengers, and the nominated body for dealing with complaints under the European Passenger Rights Regulation.
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks forms part of the FTSE-50 energy company, SSE.
Our electricity distribution and transmission networks carry electricity to over 3.7 million homes and businesses across the north of the Central Belt of Scotland and also Central Southern England.
Our skilled teams are based right across the regions we serve, from the bustle of West London to the smallest villages in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. They are supported by engineering and customer service teams based in major offices and depots in centres like Reading, Portsmouth, Perth and Inverness.
We're responsible for maintaining the electricity networks supplying over 3.7 million homes and businesses across central southern England and north of the Central Belt of Scotland.
We own one electricity transmission network and two electricity distribution networks, comprising 106,000 substations and 130,000 km of overhead lines and underground cables across one third of the UK.
Our first priority is to provide a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities we serve in Scotland and England.
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks is a trading name of:
Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution Limited Registered in Scotland No. SC213459
Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc Registered in Scotland No. SC213461
Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution plc Registered in Scotland No. SC213460
Southern Electric Power Distribution plc Registered in England & Wales No. 04094290
For over 2 decades now Bullet Express have provided a Glasgow based pallet distribution network to our customers with unique solutions to their logistical problems. Our comprehensive network of professionals allow Bullet Express to offer unrivalled service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Bullet Express were founded in 1990 by the partners David McCutcheon and Gary Smith.
David and Gary started Bullet Express with 2 vans delivering sameday items all over the United Kingdom.
As the business grew in the first few years, the company started to look for regular steady work as well as the panic deliveries. This led Bullet onto nightly trunking to Ireland and ultimately England and Wales. This has grown to be the major part of Bullet's business and as a result we now trunk to and from nightly to Aberdeen, Inverness, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Belfast, and Dublin. Daily Collections or deliveries can be made in all these locations any day of the week. As a member of Pall-Ex. The UK’s no 1 network we are one of over 80 depots UK wide, all with 1st class facilities for freight delivery and collection.
IT has over the years become a major focus for Bullet Express and this focus now allows over 80% of booking to be done on-line. Those same customers track on line and have the ability to retrieve P.O.D.’s within 5 seconds of a delivery being made.
At our Glasgow depot we are open 24 hours a day for our nightly trunks. This enables us to take deliveries throughout the night for hauliers or carriers from all over the UK for next day or timed delivery. We deliver into Europe on a regular basis for many blue chip clients. These jobs are door to door and can be tracked on any of our satellite tracked vehicles at all times.
Our fleet of over 100 vehicles range from small vans to 40ft trailers all available at a moment’s notice from anywhere in the UK.
For specialist vehicles our special services department is available 24hrs a day to provide small vans, large luton vans, trailers, HI-AB vehicles and 26T rigids with on board fork lifts.
We are Guide Dogs and we provide life-changing services for people living with sight loss. We are best known for partnering people with guide dogs, but our services are broader than our public face and include sighted guiding (My Guide), Orientation and Mobility, and Children and Young People’s services. Our ambition is to create a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support to live their lives to the full.
In addition to supporting people with sight loss we campaign on a range of issues including access to services, talking buses and making streets safe and accessible. www.guidedogs.org.uk Twitter: @guidedogsscot Instagram @guidedogsscot and Facebook Guide Dogs Scotland
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“I am pleased to announce that Transport Times is the official media partner for the Scottish Transport Show. We are proud to help launch this event which will allow delegates from across the industry to see the innovation being used to transform transport in Scotland.”