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The Transport Planning and Infrastructure Design consultancy of choice, working to deliver our clients great service with added value, every time.

SCP is an independent Director owned, transportation planning and highway infrastructure consultancy which has been successfully delivering transport solutions to both private and public sector clients for over 30 years.

Formally known as Singleton Clamp and Partners, SCP was formed in 1991. Today SCP employs almost 45 members of staff and has offices in three major UK cities, Leeds, Chelmsford, and Manchester. From these three offices, our team provides the full range of transportation planning and highway infrastructure consultancy services to clients throughout the United Kingdom.

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Development & Training

At SCP we are committed to the development and training of our staff. SCP actively supports junior staff to become professional qualified and fund all employees to hold membership of up to two relevant professional bodies each year. Several SCP’s senior team members have leadership roles within relevant Institutes, including the Skills and Strategy Panel, Chairmanship of the Yorkshire & Humberside Infrastructure Alliance, and national roles on The Skills and Strategy Boards for the CIHT.

SCP currently employs 7 apprentices, making up 16% of our workforce. They are supported through training at a local college alongside receiving structured development in the workplace. Out of the 32 technical personnel within the company, over 27 are qualified or actively working on attaining their professional qualifications.

SCP’s teams work within local schools, for example, one member of staff is an ambassador for the WISE campaign, this involves visiting local schools helping inspire girls to study maths, physics, and computing qualifications and seek a career in engineering.

Last financial year SCP invested £23,544 in staff training and development, this included various training courses with high investment in SCP’s apprentices as well as PRINCE2 project management qualifications and other professional opportunities.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

SCP strongly believes in equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace, with equal opportunities for all staff.

SCP exceeds the industry averages at employing women. Only 11% of the engineering workforce in the UK is women, whereas 29.5% of our workforce are women (both qualified and undergoing training).

Our company represents many people from different genders, races, and ethnicities and we work to improve our reputation for being an inclusive employer.

Supporting the Local Community

Here at SCP, we are not only proud of our support to our clients, but we are also very proud of our wider commitment to supporting to local causes and the community.

In 2019, 2020, and 2021 SCP co-sponsored the Yorkshire Residential Property Award hosted by Variety, the Children’s Charity. These awards not only celebrate the achievements and talents of the local residential property sectors they raise money in support of Variety, the Children’s Charity who through tangible and practical ways help disabled and disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

Our staff are encouraged to support initiatives in their local community, for example, a number of our staff currently train or have trained community and youth football teams and one is Chair of a Neighbourhood Forum. SCP has sponsored Wetherby Ladies FC since 2015, the funding for kits and equipment has supported the development of younger female players into open-age football. The team includes players of all ages and backgrounds and contributes towards improved social cohesion.

Each year our staff enter into a friendly baking competition to raise money as part of MacMillan Cancer Support’s Coffee Morning, last year the Manchester office alone raised over £175, and our Leeds staff support animal charities and St Gemma’s hospice in Leeds.

Reducing our Environmental Impact

At SCP we work to minimise our negative environmental impacts wherever possible and encourage sustainable travel when viable. We have our own company Travel Plan and our offices are based within city centres which enables staff to travel to work by using public transport, walking or cycling. Most of our staff choose to travel by sustainable modes. SCP also encourages the use of bicycles: our offices include cycling facilities and shower to support cycling, we also offer a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme. We look to locate in offices with a high BREEAM score.

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

SCP actively encourages all staff to use public transport in preference to the use of car wherever practical when travelling to sites or when attending meetings in person, we also highly encourage holding meeting virtually where possible, thereby minimising our environmental impact on the local communities we travel through. SCP looks to save energy where possible within the office by using energy-saving setting that turns computers, screens, and lights off at night and when not in use. We also have chosen to lease photocopiers with energy-saving settings to reduce their impact when idle. Whilst most of SCP’s business is undertaken on the computer, where printing is essential we minimise waste in all offices by recycling all paper and cardboard as well as recycling printer cartridges and toners, this is to ensure we minimise our impact on landfill sites. We also support our clients environmental initiatives by providing advice on design for sustainable transport modes, for example through the promotion and development of Travel Plans or through specifying less impactful materials.

Affiliations & Accreditations

SCP encourages staff to engage with the professional institutes, indeed we fund membership of up to two organisations for each staff member. Our staff are encouraged to actively engage with the work of their Institutes. SCP itself is a member of CECA and has sponsored multiple events.

SCP has signed the Armed Forces Covenant committing to support the Armed Forces Community.

SCP’s management system is ISO 9001:2015 approved and we hold SMAS (SSIP) accreditation for both the Designer and Principal Designer roles.

SCP’s team include PRINCE2 qualified project managers at practitioner level.

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Latest news & projects

Since SCP’s inception in 1991, we have helped our clients deliver over 7,500 projects. SCP have worked on a diverse range of projects, planning applications, strategy development and detailed design schemes for clients ranging from Local Authorities to housebuilders, architects/town planners, food retailers, energy companies and many independent developers.

Schemes range in size from area-wide or mode-based strategy and advice; individual dwellings up to large housing estates/urban villages; schools, colleges and universities; wind and solar farms; employment sites, and commercial estates; and many more.

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