Welcome to Network Creative - the home of innovative solutions and fresh thinking for passenger transport. Call Richard on 01207 297249

Delivering Fresh Customer Transport Solutions

Network Creative is run by Richard Startup and offers a friendly and cost effective service to small and medium sized bus and coach operators, as well as local authorities, who need specialist knowledge in resolving problems and finding solutions in all areas of bus and coach operation.

Richard has over 35 years of experience in all aspects of the operation, organisation and administration of  Passenger Transport.  This includes operational management at senior levels within very successful small and medium sized operations of local bus and coach companies.  He has managed the transport unit for a large local authority running a full range of secured bus services, SEN and home to school contracts and social care and health journeys.

Have a look through the case studies at just some of the companies and organisations he has been able to help in some quite different circumstances.

Richard is also a Distance Learning Advisor working with level 5 students of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, with students based all the world, often giving a very different perspective of transport and logistics to that in the UK

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A Wealth of Experience, Expertise & Services

Here are just some of the services we can help with

  • Procurement & Contracts with help & advice on e-procurement, writing and completing bid documentation & winning a tendering process
  • Completion of Returns including Concessionary Fares and BSOG including an auditing service if required
  • Performance Management with implementation and auditing of compliance, cost control and costing systems to ensure optimum performance
  • Routing & Timetabling including network reviews, planning and efficient scheduling of buses and coaches
  • Funding & Bids including exploring ideas, writing bid documentation and presentation
  • Event Management including the organization and sourcing of transport, site and operational plans and the completion of risk assessments

If you can’t see what your looking for, just ask as we can’t sort it, we will know someone who can.

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