Consultancy Services
LATCo Mobilisation Support


Canterbury City Council (CCC) set up a LATCo, Canterbury Environment Company Ltd (CEC), to deliver its waste collection and street cleansing services, taking over from the Council’s previous contractor who had been in situ for 20+ years.

Plan B were engaged as Technical Advisors to support CCC in setting up the LATCo and CEC in mobilising the service. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic it was necessary to deliver this complex project within a challenging timeline whilst complying with social distancing guidelines.


Plan B supported the procurement of vehicles including drafting of specifications, evaluating tenders and post-submission negotiations.

Plan B developed all health and safety documentation including policy documents, risk assessments, SSOW and COSHH assessments, as well as licencing requirements. We also help develop a suite of HR policies and procedures for CEC. Plan B has reviewed and advised CEC on the contract agreement, specification, performance framework and depot lease, and produced a Service Delivery Plan.

Creation of a detailed financial model, and a data cleansing exercise.


Plan B’s network of contacts and market knowledge enabled it to deliver over £60k of additional savings on the vehicle procurement.

Licence and interim fleet arranged.

Induction and equipment training arranged for 120 transferring staff.

Full suite of HR and H&S policies and procedures and supporting documents in place for CEC to operate.

Support provided in recruiting MD for CEC.

Bespoke financial model provided.

“There is a real quality in everything Plan B have done, and you can sense the care and pride they take in their work.”

“Everyone at Plan B we have dealt with is approachable and good to deal with and felt like an extension of the Council’s team.

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