For this month’s Business in Focus we will be interviewing Greg Cocker and Elllie Brown from Titanium Traffic Management. Titanium Traffic Plans is based in the Penrith area. They specialise in drafting Traffic Management Plans (TMP’s), Traffic Guidance Schemes (TGS’/TCP’s), and obtaining Permits for all scales of work in and around vehicular and pedestrian traffic. They work with clients big and small to achieve the best and safest outcome possible, while ensuring 100% compliance with all Council and RMS regulations. Greg and Ellie were both asked about the services they received from the Western Sydney Business Centre below.

Who is your advisor?

Graham Fitzpatrick and Katina Beveridge

How long have you been receiving business advice from the WSBC?

After completing the NEIS program in April 2020 we have been receiving support through meetings, workshops, and webinars.

What was the main struggle you identified within your business?

Lack of future planning and contingency planning, lack of formally written documentation regarding Positions and Awards.
Marketing the business and looking for opportunities outside of the realm of “word of mouth” has been particularly challenging, however we feel we are building an excellent online presence and are able to authentically promote who we are and also help educate others within the industry.  

What were things you implemented that had a big impact on your business moving forward?

Adapting to the evolving landscape due to COVID, changing the way we worked and putting much more focus on the digital/virtual landscape. We spent the down time we had due to COVID restructuring the business and upskilling with some of the various opportunities that were available to us. We looked into what we are doing and what we could be doing better.

What advice would you give to other small businesses in the same situation?

Make use of the opportunities to learn and upskill that are available to you, at this time a lot of these are free and well worth investing your time in. Also seek advice and ask questions!

We’ve worked very hard to start our businesses and keep them alive, it is important now more than ever to keep at it and never give up. We will get through the other side stronger and more prepared than ever to deal with anything that comes our way.

What are your business goals for the future?

To grow and build upon Titanium Traffic Plans, securing more larger clients and contracts, employing more staff and continuing to cultivate the already excellent reputation we have within the industry.

Final words:

Support local, support each other and take a chance on yourself and what you have to offer. We are all in this together.