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David is the Managing Director of Mattinson Partnership, which includes the recruitment division and MP Smarter Travel. He is responsible for the executive and operational management of the business including the Glasgow office. David has 25 years’ experience in the recruitment sector, along with several years in IT and telecommunications, with a successful track record of appointments at all levels in the public and private sectors.

Prior to launching Mattinson Partnership in 2004, David earned his experience working in a city-based recruitment firm as a consultant and manager. He has also spent four years in solution sales for telecommunications and technology firms. He has an LL.B Honours in Law.

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Arun Khagram

Arun is responsible for overseeing MP Smarter Travel projects, providing technical review and developing the business. He is a town planner and transport planner with eight years’ experience, and six years’ experience in business to business services and consulting.

Prior to joining MP Smarter Travel, Arun was a transport consultant with Steer Davies Gleave. In this role he managed a variety of sustainable transport projects including business air quality engagement, freight rationalisation, public consultation analysis for major schemes, and car club / cycle hire market research. In an earlier role he headed a team providing business software solutions. Arun has an MA (Dist) in Urban and Regional Planning from University of Westminster.

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Elaine Goad

Elaine has been working at MP Smarter Travel since its inception in 2012 specialising in school travel plans and school campaigns including walking, cycling and road safety. She plays a key role in supporting schools across Greater London in achieving STARS accreditation.

With 10 years of school, workplace and residential travel plan experience, Elaine has worked in travel planning positions in Wandsworth, Redbridge, Kingston and Southampton. Previously, she was a landscape architect for a large private consultancy. Elaine has a BSc in Geography and an MA in Landscape Architecture.

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Oli Ivens

Oli is a Sustainable Transport Consultant, with specialisms including business engagement, cargo bike operations, travel behaviour change and data collection. Oli's background is in cycle training and behaviour change. He is currently delivering several projects including Westminster Travel Data Collection, Brent Air Quality Engagement and Cargo Bike trials on behalf of Team London Bridge. 

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Greg Keene

Greg is a Senior Consultant for Mattinson Partnership, providing recruitment services for the transport sector. As such, he is responsible for identifying potential temp, contract and permanent consultants for MP Smarter Travel transport projects.

Having joined Mattinson Partnership in 2016, Greg’s background is in recruitment for the hospitality and financial services sectors. He has 12 years’ experience in a variety of industries including media, consumer and hospitality.

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Gareth Hughes

Gareth is a Recruitment Consultant for Mattinson Partnership specialising in matching candidates with jobs in the sustainability sector. In this role he also identifies potential temp, contract and permanent consultants for MP Smarter Travel sustainability projects.

Gareth joined Mattinson Partnership in 2015. He has an in-depth knowledge of the sustainability sector. He has a BA in Geography from Newcastle University.

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Rhian Mason

Rhian is responsible for office operations and business administration at Mattinson Partnership including MP Smarter Travel. With a stong background in similar roles, Rhian brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the team!

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Our services

Air Quality
MP Smarter Travel is helping turn the air quality crisis into an opportunity for local people to come together as communities to make their neighbourhoods cleaner, healthier and more sustainable.
Behaviour Change
Transport programmes that focus on influencing behaviour often represent fantastic value for money. MP Smarter Travel has the resources and expertise to deliver behaviour change projects of practically any size.
Business Engagement
MP Smarter Travel staff have a strong track record in engaging with local businesses, understanding their operations, and securing successful participation in council and BID programmes.
Campaigns and Awareness
MP Smarter Travel has a large pool of enthusiastic and outgoing built environment specialists who can be quickly and effectively deployed to raise awareness for and support sustainability causes.
Community Engagement
Our model consisting of a core team of project managers and consultants, with access to a large pool of engagement specialists, means that we can deliver community engagement work to scale.
Data Collection and Research
We offer an independent research service, staffed by experienced consultants, analysts and statisticians who provide clear evidence-based answers to policy questions.
Development Control Travel Plans
MP Smarter Travel staff have a long history of finding out why people travel the way they do, understanding what measures can tip the balance, and implementing the right measures to maximise walking and cycling at a given site.
Education and Training
MP Smarter Travel delivers fun and creative sustainability lessons at local schools, and delivers training to a wide variety of audiences on local environmental, transport and health issues.
Public Consultation
MP Smarter Travel consists of a core of experienced project managers and a large pool of consultants who publicise, deliver and analyse large-scale public consultations on behalf of our clients.
School Travel Plans
The average walking time to a school in London is about 12 minutes. MP Smarter Travel has a long history of working with councils and schools to increase levels of walking, scootering and cycling to and from school.
We support transport and environmental consultancies in delivering their projects. Whether you are looking to identify sub-consultants as part of a bid, or you require our support immediately, give us a call.
Urban Freight and DSPs
MP Smarter Travel works on behalf of local authorities, Business Improvement Districts and individual businesses to develop and deliver Delivery and Servicing Plans (DSPs) and address the impacts of urban freight trips.

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