Braidwood Announces United States Expansion
Released on: March 17, 2009, 6:44 am
Author: Richard Braidwood
Industry: International Trade
Braidwood Associates, the specialist microsimulation trafficmodelling consultancy, has announced it is to open a second office in
the United States to enable it to expand its existing portfolio of
Braidwood Associates was set up in 2005 by
Scottish entrepreneur Richard Braidwood, and is expected to report a fourth year of
income growth by the end of March. The company now generates up to 90% of its
business from its US operations and the 34-year-old expects further gains with the
announcement of Barack Obama's new $787 billion economic stimulus package.
Mr Braidwood is flying to America later this month to finalise plans for his second
US office, in New Jersey, to compliment his existing American base in California. In
the last 12 months Braidwood Associates has provided traffic management advice through its modelling expertise to
a number of major American infrastructure projects including New York City's Bronx
redevelopment and some of the world's busiest highways such as Interstates 880 and
450 in California.
Mr Braidwood said, "We are in the fortunate position of having now established a
specialist business which allows us to provide a high value service with maximum
flexibility to some of the largest road authorities and private corporations in the
"I believe that we will open a further office in the United States this year and
this will position us well for the expected progress of some key American
infrastructure projects. The recent announcement of the multi-billion dollar
stimulus package for the US economy by President Obama should deliver future gains
for our American business and we fully intend to play our part in supporting the
recovery through our specialist skills."
He concluded, "While the majority of our business is US based we remain vigilant
for opportunities closer to home and we still believe that the UK government has a
real opportunity - particularly so now given the economic challenges the country
faces - to generate its own stimulus by driving through infrastructure plans that
will keep the country moving."
In the four years since its foundation, Braidwood Associates has become one of the
world's leading independent microsimulation traffic modelling consultancies. Richard
Braidwood has built a business that provides specialist services to 20 clients
across the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. The company is advising on
traffic modelling for some of the busiest highways and most populated cities in the
world. Additionally Braidwood Associates also works with partners on infrastructure
development projects at hubs such as airports and stations.
About Braidwood Associates
Braidwood Associates is a leading independent microsimulation traffic modelling
within the transport sector. Through carefully managed growth and by providing high
quality deliverables to clients, Braidwood Associates has become established as
market leaders in providing microsimulation traffic modelling consultancy services
in the global market place within the last three years.
With a wide range of traffic simulation software knowledge, traffic modelling
experience, dedicated professional resources and proven project experience in
varying sizes of traffic studies, Braidwood Associates brings together over 20 years
experience in the microsimulation traffic modelling industry.
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77 Montgomery Street