Sheffield-based digital technology consultancy 3Squared has appointed Lucy Prior MBE as Business Engagement Director.
Its Award winning RailSmart suite of software tools continue to positively disrupt the sector as more and more organisations look towards a ‘Digital Railway’.
Lucy joins from a similar role and will work with 3Squared as the business implements the next stage of its ambitious growth strategy.
Having worked in the rail sector for almost 15 years, Lucy has held domestic and international business development roles within manufacturing, infrastructure, rolling stock and software related companies. She has also had various roles at the Rail Alliance as well as headed the Alliance’s relationship with the Department for International Trade, managing the Trade Challenge Partner status.
In 2018, Lucy was recognised in the Queen’s 2018 Birthday Honours list with an MBE for services to rail exports but was also cited for her work on career engagement and for supporting Women in Rail.
Tim Jones, managing director of 3Squared, said: “I am really pleased to have Lucy join the 3Squared team. Lucy has a wealth of knowledge of the rail industry from rolling stock to plant, from track to digital and importantly knows how to create business partnerships. Lucy’s level of understanding of the rail sector is second to none and she is a real champion of the rail and transportation industry.
“We have some exciting and ambitious plans to grow our business, not just the UK but also into Europe and Lucy’s invaluable insight will help shape our propositions to ensure we achieve our strategic aims.”
Lucy Prior MBE added: “3Squared is at an exciting development stage and I am looking forward to working with the rest of the team to increase its presence in the market and identify additional opportunities.
“We all know that the industry is going through a phase of modernisation. One effective way of doing this is by harnessing new technology and the digitalisation of traditional paper-based processes. I believe 3Squared’s has the right blend of capability, experience with its services and RailSmart solutions to support this transformation.”