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Santa Fe’s Sparrowhawk to Lead Transportation for 2013 Presidential Inauguration

Santa Fe’s Sparrowhawk to Lead Transportation for 2013 Presidential Inauguration Local start-up provides D.C. transportation plan for more than 800,000 attendees. SANTA FE, NM — January 17, 2013 — While Washington dances into Inauguration weekend, Santa Fe’s Sparrowhawk will be a driving force behind the scenes. Caroline and James Campbell, Senior Operations Advisors for the

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Sparrowhawk’s 2012 Redux

or How to Take a Company from 2 to 100MPH in One Crazy Year There is a lot to be said for being overwhelmed. I mean, without the luxury of losing focus, a lot seems to get accomplished. That could be why start-ups hold such appeal – they are fast, intense, sexy … and utterly

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When SHK joined accessible shuttles team we had the nuts and bolts of an operation; buses, staff, signage, loadzones etc. SHK was able to take these raw materials and turn them into an operation that worked effectively on the ground, not just on paper. SHK’s experience, knowhow and people skills with a wide range of stakeholders was invaluable in being able to make the operation work seamlessly. It has been a pleasure to have had the opportunity to work with SHK – They have been a massive reason for the success of the project.

– Andy Adamson Olympic Delivery Authority Accessible Shuttles, London 2012 Olympic Games
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The table top exercises from the Operational Readiness Reviews at both Weymouth and Eton Dorney were first rate (excellent). The Reviews brought all the teams and agencies together, highlighted the shortfalls, and gave us an insight into what to expect and how to deal with it. The team really developed after SHK’s Operational Readiness Reviews.

– Mick Coombs First Games Transport, London 2012 Olympic Games
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The Sparrowhawk people, what can I say? Everyone was superb. Seriously, a great working relationship. I thoroughly enjoyed working alongside a fantastic professional team.

– Mick Coombs First Games Transport, London 2012 Olympic Games
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It really helped to have a team of professionals with actual Games experience there to review where we were up to with our planning, and to help us re-focus and think about where we had gaps in our plans. Having never been involved in an event of this type before it was also good to hear how enthusiastic and passionate the Sparrowhawk team members were about their field of work, and this certainly helped higher level of enthusiasm within our team.

– Charlotte Whitfield East London Area Manager, First Games Transport, London 2012 Olympic Games
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Sparrowhawk brought significant value to the Games planning process through their Operational Readiness Review Programme. We initially brought them in for a single review and quickly realized the value of expanding the program to include thirteen of our venues. Sparrowhawk’s involvement resulted in aligned partner organisations working to common goals and a common tempo/dynamic. Reduced costs, mitigated risk, collective ownership of the issues (and their resolution) and subsequent “one team” operational delivery were achieved. I would commend highly this process to future event organizers.

– Hugh Sumner Director of Transport, Olympic Delivery Authority, London 2012 Olympic Games
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As Director of Transport for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Sparrowhawk worked closely with me and ran the VAPPs programme for both Games. Their experience and thorough knowledge of every aspect of Games operations was a critical part of the successful delivery of the VAPPS programme. Their comprehensive understanding of Games client requirements and their dedication to success was an essential part of our overall Transport operation and extremely valuable to the whole team.

– Richard George Director of Transport, London Organizing Committee for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games
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London 2012 presented the Authority with its biggest challenge in its 46 year history with four of its venues being used for the competition. Sparrowhawk were selected to lead on our operational and C3 training and readiness testing which due to their experience, knowledge and manner ensured we were fully prepared for the event. The facilitators have a great ability of setting the realistic scene and challenging your process and procedures to ensure all are fit for purpose.

– Dan Buck Senior Activation Manager- Parklands & Venues, London 2012 Olympic Games
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As Vice President of Sport for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, I worked closely with Jim and members of the Sparrowhawk team over five years. Their experience and thorough knowledge of every aspect of Games operations was an essential part of the successful delivery of Olympic and Paralympic Sport in Vancouver. The Transport team’s comprehensive understanding of Sport and Games client requirements was clear from the beginning. Sparrowhawk’s professionalism and expertise was extremely valuable to my team.

– Tim Gayda VP of Sport, Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
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