Redstart Working for Rhondda Cynon Taf Council
Redstart’s origins go back 20 years. Our first incarnation was in response to a local Government reorganisation, when the Gwent and Glamorgan design consultancies became shared service providers for multiple local authorities. The aim: to provide more cost-effective specialist services for local authorities as a response to a limited pool of people and resources. The idea being to share and trade services across boundaries.
Five years later, the Gwent Consultancy evolved into a Public-Private Partnership called the Capita Gwent Joint Venture Company. The strategic alliance with Capita proved a catalyst to maintaining high-quality technical and professional skills and encouraging the organisation to look beyond traditional consultancy, taking a broader approach to value for money and investment. Its success led to the Capita Glamorgan Joint Venture being created in 2008, with a 15-year operating tenure to 2023.
Redstart draws together and co-ordinates Capita's focus in Wales. Together with the Welsh Government and Unitary Authorities, we work across the full portfolio of infrastructure, property, health, and digital IT communication platforms.
Based on the outskirts of Cardiff, the JV team today is integrated into a group of 160 staff working and living in South Wales, providing comprehensive services across 11 of the 22 Welsh Authorities, as well as on commercial projects across the UK, sustaining local employment and skills development. We now have an opportunity to use the strength of our local government relationships and insight to help achieve regional growth beyond our core remit of highway and transportation infrastructure by linking to wider Capita services.
Our focussed Highway Sector supports infrastructure owners and operators to better manage, adapt and develop their assets to address the engineering and technological challenges of modern transport infrastructure. We deliver the infrastructure that connects people, places and supports thriving economies. We deliver high profile and complex schemes across the public and private sector as outlined in our current brochure [Capita - Delivering the UK's Highway Infrastructure]
We do much more than simply delivering projects; we design, manage and partner. We focus on building strategic relationships with our clients - delivering a comprehensive service across their portfolio and optimising the benefits of continuous improvement in design quality, efficiency, cost reduction and knowledge retention. We support them at all stages of a project or programme, and our understanding of the key risks and challenges means that we direct effort where it is most needed.