Blog Post

As 2017 draws to a close, it is natural to pause and review what the year has provided. Great change within SYSTRA is part of the answer, as we delivered the integration of staff from both JMP and SIAS into the business. This provided us with some challenges along the way, but has resulted in a huge UK- and Ireland-based team of nearly 400 transport specialists. The dedication of SYSTRA’s staff to meeting our clients’ needs, and their passion for delivering an inclusive and sustainable transport system, continues to inspire me and my colleagues on the management team, and I thank them for their on-going efforts and commitment.

Some of our colleagues have left us during the year; all are missed and I wish each of them well. But we are joined by many new faces too, and they are already helping to shape our business as we seek to respond to an ever-changing market place.

But in particular I am grateful to all our clients and partners, for projects large or small. Without the opportunities you provide us, we have no business and no opportunities to work on those transport issues we all enjoy.

I wish everyone that has supported SYSTRA this year all the best for a happy Christmas, and look forward to continuing our journey in 2018.

Alan James

Managing Director, Consultancy, SYSTRA Ltd


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