Road safety training group appoints new CEO
Jim Kirkwood has been appointed as the new CEO of one of
the UK’s leading road safety training organisations.
With a track record of helping established firms develop
and grow, he aims to expand the TTC Group with new contract wins and
Coupled with the continued growth of its underlying
business, there is a growing demand for managing work related road safety
within the corporate sector, according to TTC Group.
Fleet risk management will be a key area for the company
to target with its TTC DriverProtect
brand for both large companies and SMEs.
Graham and Jenny Wynn, with their passion for reducing
road casualties, set up the company more than 20 years ago to see it grow into
one of the UKs leading road safety training organisations.
With more than 500 trainers nationwide, TTC educates
330,000 road users each year on police diversionary courses as well as running
the UK’s largest cycle training company. They also work with companies to help
them manage their workplace road safety responsibilities.
“I see the TTC Group as a really good platform to
continue the growth that Graham and Jenny established over more than two
decades,” said Mr Kirkwood, a Napier University business honours graduate.
“This is such a good, professional company with a real
passion for road safety in both the public and private sector.”
After 15 years with the business arm at Eastman Kodak,
Jim joined a little known Korean electronics company called GoldStar helping to
change its corporate identity to LG and its UK sales performance to
successfully compete with industry rivals such as Sony, Panasonic and Samsung.
He led a dotcom business and joined Barclays Insurance
before helping to set up and grow a consumer business for Fujitsu Siemens. In
February 2004, he made the move into the road safety industry as managing
director of what became known as AA DriveTech, helping to turn it into a multi-million