NSL, one of the country’s leading outsource service providers, has confirmed the appointment of Scott Lester as Regional Director of the group’s specialist design and public realm consultancy, Project Centre Ltd. He joins the expanding consultancy as its annual revenue tops £8m, having experienced growth well in excess of 50% over the past three years. Formerly a Borough Programme Manager with Transport for London sponsoring the borough Local Implementation Plans, a number of major schemes across London and the £18m Bus Stop Accessibility and bus priority programmes. He also played an instrumental role in programme managing and delivering the £10m Olympic Walking and Routes for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Scott has over 20 years’ experience in project and programme management, transport planning, urban realm, bus priority and road safety engineering across the public sector and developed effective relationships with London’s local authorities. He has also worked for two London boroughs.
An accomplished public speaker, he has given presentations at a wide range of conferences and design surgeries. “We’re delighted that Scott is joining the team as his knowledge and experience of delivery, funding and understanding of how London operates, will be invaluable as we look to build on the consultancy’s success over the past three years,” says Project Centre’s Managing Director, Keith Hanshaw. “The range of highly successful projects and recent programmes for which Scott has been responsible provide emphatic evidence of the opportunities and potential for improving accessibility, inclusion and well-being of local communities – all qualities that lie at the heart of Project Centre’s philosophy.”