NEW MD FOR THE TTC GROUP
Des Morrison has been appointed MD of the TTC Group, the UK's leading road safety education organisation.
The former Operations Director, Des (53) is now in the driving seat to guide the TTC Group forward after the high growth business has seen the company expand its nationwide education of motorists, professional drivers and motorcyclists to include adults and child cyclists and pedestrians with the aim of reducing road traffic casualties for all road users.
Road deaths and injuries on UK roads are at their lowest level as a combined result of safer vehicles and better educated road users.
The TTC Group is responsible for running speed awareness courses and other diversionary education schemes for 11 police forces. They also educate professional drivers and the corporate sector, help local authority road safety teams and deliver cycle instruction and pedestrian safety for schools, councils and road safety organisations.
A current TTC Group Drive Smart programme offers free education to drivers in partnership with Avon and Somerset Police. It is due to expand nationwide with other police forces interested after it's "overwhelming success" in educating both young and older drivers keen to upgrade their driving skills.
Des praised TTC Group founders Graham and Jenny Wynn for leading the company with their passion for road safety and enthusiasm for ensuring the best road safety advice was passed on to clients.
"I'm looking forward to continuing their vision of creating safer roads by educating all road users but also to diversifying and broadening the business across additional learning and development sectors such as criminal justice.
“We educate 300,000 people each year and the numbers are growing across all aspects of road safety for motorists, professional drivers, adult and child cyclists and pedestrians.
“We are keen to further our reach with interventions that successfully address more generic offender behaviours."
He takes over as MD from founding partner Jenny Wynn, who now joins her husband Graham as co chairman of the organisation they founded in 1993.
Graham and Jenny will be handing over the running of the company to Des but still maintaining an interest. They have stepped down to dedicate more time to community and charity events.
The philanthropic couple helped set up the successful Telford Enterprise Hub by donating a building and paying for running costs to jump start the young self employed and help cut the dole queues in Shropshire.
Graham is spearheading economic regeneration in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Herefordshire as chairman of the Local Enterprise Partnership. Jenny is involved in the RAF Benevolent Fund, AFC Telford and is governor at New College, Telford.
While they are also both involved in a number of other community organisations.
"Graham and I are delighted to announce that following a transparent and robust process Des Morrison, current Operations Director, has been appointed to the role of Managing Director for the TTC Group.
"Over the past four years Des has demonstrated his hard work, commitment, organisation and passion to ensure the business has grown in a planned and secure way, consistently delivering on objectives both internally and externally with our partners.
"Staff, stakeholders and partners alike hold Des in very high regard and we have the utmost confidence in his ability to continue to drive the business forward and deliver on our mission and vision statements. He has consistently demonstrated ownership of the company's values."
The TTC Group is an award winning organisation with the gold award from Investors in People given to just three per cent of UK companies. Investors in Excellence praised the TTC Group for being "passionate" about road safety and having a strong sense of social responsibility.
Established in the early 1990's, the TTC Group (UK), with its head office in Telford, Shropshire, opened by the Princess Royal, has some of the best qualified trainers delivering on the road and classroom instruction to road users nationwide.
They are the largest provider of courses for the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS), an educational alternative to prosecution for some road traffic offences.
A pioneer for the drink drive rehabilitation course in the early 1990's, they also run driver alertness courses such as What's Driving Us? and Driving 4 Change - aimed at getting motorists to think about the way they drive after committing a minor traffic offence.