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Road safety training group appoints new CEO

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 acquisitions.  

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 pound enterprise.