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LATCo Mobilisation Support


Cheshire West & Chester Council set up a LATCo, Cheshire West Recycling Ltd, to deliver its waste collection services following the mutual agreement of the early termination of its previous contract.

Plan B were engaged as Technical Advisors to support Cheshire West Recycling in mobilising the service, within a six-month mobilisation period. In addition, Plan B were asked to develop a financial model to give CWR visibility of the service operating costs.


Plan B carried out a procurement process to for the supply and maintenance of vehicles, forklift trucks and benchmarking of supervisor vans. This involved drawing up detailed specifications, running procurement processes in compliance with legislation, supplier negotiation and selection.

Further support was provided with site licencing and permit transfer ensuring the new company can operate legally. In addition, financial models were developed providing detailed monthly budgets, a two year forecast, cash flow projections and a balance sheet.


Fleet procurement generated a saving of £200k per annum. Procurement for a maintenance provider for 110 vehicles and two workshops O Licence application fully managed for a Fleet of 110 vehicles. Site licences and permits successfully transferred to the new company. Financial model provided included a bridge tracking back to the original LATCo Business Case.

“The service delivered has been efficient, responsive, well communicated, pragmatic and invaluable in assisting CWR to move forward.”

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