Posted 30.11.2021

Creating a culture for innovation – what are the key ingredients?

Earlier this month, 3Squared hosted its “Creating a culture for innovation” event with industry non-profit community group Rail Innovation Group (RIG) and rolling stock experts Porterbrook, at their office in the heart of Sheffield.

Delegates from across the rail technology space and the local business community attended this exclusive event, which explored the key ingredients that build a supportive, open, and creative culture. This is something that 3Squared are extremely proud of, further exemplified in its recent ‘Highly commended’ recognition in the ‘People, Skills and Diversity’ category at the Railway Innovation Awards 2021.

Speakers at the event included Steph Klecha, Head of Digital Services at Porterbrook Leasing and 3Squared’s very own James Fox, Commercial Director, and Martin Gleadow, Head of IT and Technical Innovation. During the event, Steph delved how Porterbrook are engaging the supply chain to drive data-led performance improvements for track and train. She also gave delegates an insight into the data that is available from Porterbrook’s nationwide portfolio of trains, which made for an informative session.

Martin delivered an innovation showcase on 3Squared’s Path Planner system, a comprehensive digital solution for the management, co-ordination, and dissemination of VSTP (Very Short Term Planning) scheduling.

Path Planner brings together expert historic network data from Open Train Times, with real time service performance to provide the industry with the de-facto freight VSTP management solutions. We will be exploring the benefits the Path Planner system is providing the rail industry with soon, so watch this space for further insights.

3Squared are proud to posses a culture that thrives on innovation, diversity and inclusion, which you can read about in more detail here. The company is built with the vision to:

  • Attract the best people and keep them happy, safe, and well.
  • Help its people to feel that 3Squared is making the best of their talents and is a place where they can thrive.
  • For its staff to be committed to, and engaged in, a special company that invests in them and rewards their efforts.

This vision forms part of the wider mission of the business, which is for 3Squared to be recognised as an employer of excellence, and its core values and inclusivity (of which is it proud to have a diversity programme), including: Fairness, Encouragement, Consideration, Transparency and Approachability.

Events such as the these further serve to reinforce 3Squared’s journey over the years and its position in the industry as an employer of choice. Since its inception in 2002, 3Squared have grown a great team and a positive working culture, with a view to expanding this further alongside its people, which remain at the heart of the business.

If you would be interested in further information on how to join the 3Squared team, get in touch with us here or by emailing hr@3squared.com

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