Strategic Advisory

We frequently encounter cities and governments that could benefit from some creative thinking to help them tackle their city’s challenges. At Ascendal, we believe it is possible to unlock a city’s potential through the application of industry best practices and cutting-edge innovative solutions. Our Strategic Advisory division’s objective is to help cities think creatively and empower them to be able to solve their own problems in the most effective ways. Our purpose is not to produce reports, but rather we are enablers to deliver results and real change.

Unlike typical consultancies, our strategic advisors are members of our senior management team who cumulatively offer hundreds of years of combined experience across the global transportation industry. From labour union dispute management through to implementing zero-emission or autonomous technology, strategic urban planning integrated with public transport systems that capitalises and unlocks its hidden potential, our people are industry-leading experts with hands-on experience, providing insight from a private-sector operations perspective. This warrants a total commitment to ensuring value for money whilst delivering industry-leading practices, innovations and solutions.

Ascendal’s senior management team have been entrusted by many respected city’s governments to deliver solutions, providing creative insight into public transport operations through applying a fresh yet experienced outlook to challenges

Complementing this strong operational track record, our senior management also offers experience of working for some of the world’s largest consultancies, including EY, KPMG, Arup, Steer Davis Gleave and ISG plc.

Our people are experts in procurement processes, having helped numerous governments around the world to deliver best practice contracting, including Singapore (through the Government Contracting Model) and the UK (through the Bus Services Bill).

We specialise in proposing new structures targeted at saving money and improving services for passengers. This often involves re-thinking existing delivery models.

Our in-house experts provide value chain identification, best practice audits and deliver management contracts, enabling Ascendal to be the guiding hand that many cities need to bring transformation.