Tracsis launches new executive search & selection division

20 May 21

Fresh from its acquisition of Flash Forward Consulting, Tracsis PLC, is launching its Executive Search and Selection business for the public transport sector.

Austin Cowburn will lead the new Executive Search & Selection division, based in offices in the heart of Manchester City Centre. Austin has enjoyed over 15 years in senior recruitment roles. He has placed a range of candidates whilst also delivered resourcing solutions for many of the UK’s biggest and most prestigious sporting and leisure events for Tracsis subsidiary company, SEP Events.

Austin (pictured below) has had significant previous experience in many sectors from generalist resourcing to all areas of Production, Manufacturing and Engineering (Food / Drink, MEP, Civil, Building Services, Oil and Gas and Nuclear) and Technical Recruitment. He has worked extensively in Executive Search & Selection not only in the UK but Middle East and Asia.

As Alex Warner, Managing Director, Tracsis Transport Consultancy explains “Flash Forward has always been renowned for its great value, cutting-edge recruitment capability and the successful permanent appointments and interim placements it has made, from Board level to frontline management and specialist positions across all parts of the rail, bus and coach sectors. That many of our Executive Search & Selection team has worked in the types of roles that we recruit and have a strong working experience and knowledge of the transport industry, means that we continue to have an invaluable insight that differs to many conventional recruiters and also the ‘inside track’ on emerging and existing talent within the industry. We will take this to even greater heights now that we are part of Tracsis with its significant and diverse footprint in transport.

The new Executive Search & Selection business will offer a variety of tailored recruitment services and products for clients to meet their particular, unique needs - dovetailing with Tracsis Transport Consultancy’s training, coaching, mentoring and consultancy propositions. As Austin explains, “With Alex’s support, we will take to the next level Flash Forward’s renowned pedigree for being at the cutting edge of ‘thought leadership’ around the key challenges and opportunities affecting those working within public transport at a time when the industry is beginning to recover from the pandemic and look to the future in terms of its resourcing needs. These are exciting times”.