Stephen Bramall is a director at Interel’s London office and leads its specialist transport practice. He has advised a wide range of major transport companies and organizations in the rail, bus, and aviation sectors, from bidders for rail franchises and major suppliers to the railway industry, to airlines seeking access to the U.K. market and major bus companies seeking to influence the policy and legislative frameworks. In addition to providing high-level strategic counsel to his clients, Steve also specializes in preparing clients for parliamentary select committee and legal proceedings, and he has supported clients in crisis management situations following fatal accidents in the helicopter sector. He has in-depth experience with legislative processes and with the mechanics of government.
Steve has over forty years’ experience of working on, and advising clients on, transport policy. He has worked in the public affairs industry for 28 years, following an earlier career as a civil servant in the Department of Transport. In that capacity he advised ministers on a range of public transport policy issues, including rail and bus policy, public transport issues in relation to the emerging Docklands development, and ports policy. He worked on four transport bills as they proceeded through Parliament, and for three years was the principal private secretary to successive ministers of state for transport.