March 12, 2018

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Sirenum Client GWR Named Rail Business of the Year at Rail Business Awards

UK Division of World’s Number One Surface Transportation Group, a Longtime Sirenum Client, Garners Big Award

London, UK–Sirenum client Great Western Railway (GWR), a division of The First Group, won awards for Rail Business of the Year, Rolling Stock Excellence and Safety & Security Excellence at the Rail Business Awards held in London on 22 February 2018.

GWR Rail Business of the Year 2018

Rail Business Awards: GWR was named Rail Business of the Year 2018

The Rail Business Awards are designed to “recognise business, customer service and technical excellence, as well as individual achievements, providing a valuable opportunity to pay tribute to all the hard work that goes on across the UK rail sector, day in, day out.”

Last year, GWR was named a finalist for Technology Innovation, recognising the implementation of Sirenum to manage rosters with integrated fatigue management.

This year GWR was named Rail Business of the Year for having shown an ‘incredible versatility and resilience through a very difficult period’, despite the disruption caused by electrification and upgrading works. GWR has also won the Rolling Stock Excellence and Safety & Security Excellence categories.

“We’re very proud of our partnership with GWR, starting with Ajmal Akram from Old Oak Common believing in us back in 2014, and now continuing all the way up to First Group headquarters,” said Sirenum Founder and CEO Benjamin Rubin, who developed Sirenum after nearly a decade in the transportation staffing industry. “We have learned so much from Ajmal and the rest of the team at GWR and First Group over the past three-plus years, and our whole client base benefits from the advancements in our product that are the fruits of our longtime relationship.”

Core to the solution at GWR, Sirenum Compliance helps organisations looking to ensure a robust health and safety programme while streamlining operations, especially in highly regulated industries like transportation.

Sirenum is proud to service The First Group with Workforce Management across its organisation, including GWR and First Bus.

To learn more about Sirenum’s solutions for the transport industry, visit sirenum.com/transport.

August 1, 2017

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Get On The Bus, Gus! Sirenum Expands Into the Bus Industry With FirstBus

FirstBus Selects Sirenum To Improve Scheduling, Minimise Fatigue, and Improve Compliance

London, UK–Sirenum, the leading provider of workforce management solutions in the cloud for the rail industry, has expanded its transportation industry footprint to include the bus sector. Sirenum will now enable First Bus, one of Britain’s largest bus operators, to manage their depot staff in the cloud. This agreement deepens Sirenum’s relationship with FirstGroup, the leading transport operator in the UK and North America. For almost three years, Sirenum has been the workforce management platform of choice for FirstGroup’s GWR, one of the most popular train operating companies (TOCs) in the UK.

First Bus chose Sirenum for its industry-leading integration of fatigue and health and safety management capabilities with its powerful scheduling and roster management engine. GWR has leveraged these capabilities plus Sirenum’s monitoring tools since 2014, saving hundreds of thousands of pounds across its UK depot network while maintaining the highest levels of health and safety compliance. To that end, the GWR solution has also garnered multiple awards and nominations including best practice by the GWR health and safety external auditor and a finalist for a London Transport Award.

With our heritage in staffing and the rail, solving workforce management challenges for First Bus is a natural extension of the work we’ve already done at GWR for FirstGroup,” said Sirenum CEO and founder Benjamin Rubin. “In our short history, Sirenum has time and again addressed the most complex work environments so we’re thrilled to take what we’ve learned to help FirstBus.”

Sirenum’s scheduling module is already in action with FirstBus, but the hope is to implement the rest of the Sirenum platform just as GWR has successfully done. Early feedback from First Bus executives has highlighted Sirenum’s ease of use and administration

Managing your workforce in the transportation industry is particularly challenging, especially in the UK, which has some of the strictest health and safety regulations in the world.” said Rubin, who had spent nearly a decade in the rail industry prior to founding Sirenum. “So it’s important for us to develop and deliver innovative technology that is easy for our transport customers to digest and can grow with their needs.”

To learn more about Sirenum’s solutions for the transport industry, visit sirenum.com/transport.