Analysis of ORR figures show staff represent 35% of the costs of running the UK’s railways. Implementing efficient staffing strategies is key to unlocking cost savings and securing a sustainable future for the industry.
The opportunities we see for our private equity clients
From our international experience of working within private equity we see common opportunities for both PE houses and portfolio businesses, which stem from the overarching imperative of driving EBITDA improvements at pace:
• Accelerating direct and indirect cost improvements – taking a data first approach that identifies target incentives, prioritising both the speed and scale of benefits
• Driving through cost and value engineering improvements across products and services within portfolio companies
• Embedding sustainable benefits within portfolio businesses, with the management team able to monitor the achievement of benefits through a single insights platform
• Upskilling the management team either through supporting their development or sourcing interim experts with the capability and industry expertise to supplement in-house teams