Applying over 25 years commercial and contracting experience to find your remedy to protect your margin
• Commercial contracting strategy & contract negotiation – Design & Build, Turnkey Solutions, Customer Support Services, Sales and Solutions, Risk Reduction and Insurance
• Bid management for complex works requiring multi-discipline co-ordination
• Contract amendment intervention to full drafting for capital works and maintenance services (NDA’s, JV’s, MOU’s, Escrow, Exclusivity, Partnering, EPC, O&M)
• Quantum and entitlement claims research and preparation
• Commercial management and quantity surveying
• Expert in the practical use of various contract forms including NEC3,FIDIC, AIA, IChemE, JCT suite, MF/1 and complex bespoke forms
Chartered Quantity Surveyor specialising in Contract and Claims Work
• ‘Sweeper’ for all things contractual in projects business
• Project Manager and Bid Manager
• Team Leader for Facilities Management Contract Renewals, Renewals Compliance Oversight
• Project Capital Work Bids – Sense checking and final editing to ensure appropriateness and quality of tender / proposal
• Training to Sales Team and Project Managers on contract / legal issues surrounding bid submissions and deliver
• Advising on all project related commercial / contractual matters
• Customer negotiations at contractual renewals on ‘sticking’ points
• Liaison with insurance brokers to ensure project risks covered
• Ensuring Confidentiality Agreements executed to protect your IPR
• Risk Log – contractual / legal project commitments
• Reporting to Board
An understanding of the contract and commercial aspects of building and engineering contracts and disputes within the Power, Airports, Automation of Material Handling, Industrial Units, High Rise Buildings, Leisure Centres and Residential Markets
• 29 years in the building, civil engineering, renewable energy and materials automation sectors both UK (18 years) and internationally (11 years – Middle East, Europe, West Africa and South East Asia)
• Blue Chip UK main contractor QS trained but also experience working in top UK professional practices
• Successfully operated in diverse environments including MOD, civil aviation, oil companies, consultancy, UK main contracting, Consortia, Joint Venture, international contracting. vibrant entrepreneurial, local authority, civil service and the Hong Kong Provisional Airport Authority
• Corporate and project related operational awareness gained in diverse firms (size ranges from £30m to £1billion turnover) and projects (sizes from £100k to £1billion)


Contract Drafting

Drafting of contract interventions designed to minimise construction risk in bespoke or standard forms of building and engineering contracts (including FIDIC, AIA, MF/1, JCT,NEC).

Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management

Application of traditional and more typical administration skills in matters of contraction commerce (sub-contracting, procurement, payment, correspondence, certification).


We have strategic alliances with other reliable (and personally known) professionals doing similar things in the construction market to that which we do. That knowledge can be made seamlessly accessible to you too.

International Assistance

My experience and knowledge is founded in the practice of commercial management and quantity surveying spanning 16 years in the UK: London and Midlands and 11 years internationally: Belgium, Turkey, Macau, Hong Kong, Portugal, Angola, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria.

Claim Production

Analysis of problematic contract events, identification of underlying cause and effect and subsequent identification of an appropriate remedy. Preparation of early claim documentation as a compelling negotiation document.

Contract Law

Contractual mechanisms commonly used in building and engineering contracts within the Power (Solar & Gas Turbine), Airports, Automation of Material Handling, Industrial Units (B1 & start-ups), High Rise Buildings, Leisure Centres and Residential (new and refurbishment) markets are understood.

Business Solutions

A tailor-made service can be agreed on a competitive fixed price or industry-aligned day rate appropriate to the commission complexity and length (e.g. construction claims / short term interim commercial / contract management / regular assistance on a retainer basis.

Interim Management

Key player away from the business? I can occasionally take on an in-house role in an interim capacity to supplement or lead the team on contractual and commercial issues in the built environment. Let me know your requirements, and I will let you know where I can add value.

What makes me qualified?

I have always been in the construction industry : since I was 19. I have earned two degrees and been fortunate to work alongside incredible professionals. I have been exposed to the ways of working of 7 major contractors and 3 major consultants on 3 continents – I know how the industry generally ticks. I have been a  focused practitioner of solutions to contractual issues for more than 10 years. I don’t know it all – the industry is too big for that – but maybe I can help you. Just ask.
  • How we can help you?

    An unfamiliar sub-contract agreement? A heavily amended standard for of contract? Being asked to accept Head Contract role down of terms and conditions?

    There is a remedy – you have entitlements

  • How we can help you?

    Incurred costs that you feel are caused principally by others? Employer / Main contractor not fulfilling its obligations?

    There is a remedy – you have entitlements

  • How we can help you?

    Need to quantify the amount of your loss in a way that increases your chances of reimbursement.

    This can be done for a cost effective amount of outlay

– 1991, Hands on experience and a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying

Extension of the North Terminal International Passengers Lounge (Shell & Core). 30 month design and build time. Project value £25m (10,700 m2 GFA). Member of Shell & Core Team under BAA’s Delivery Team Structure. Cost planning through ‘Detailed Design’: leading a core team of three / seven junior staff and Presentation to BAA staff – Shell & Core “D” day.
• Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal Extension, UK
Co-ordinating the production of Bills of Quantities (GBP 35m) & subsequent price negotiation (and significant saving from budget) with Belgian Cable Installation firm and Contract Administration on behalf of operating division. Undertaking intensive reviews of a complex contract in order to identify the less obvious issues that had affected timely delivery. Contractor’s Representative.
• Steel Fabrication Line, Ghent, Belgium
• Bethlehem Steel Foundry, Pennsylvania, USA
• Sewage Treatment Works, Bafra, Turkey

– 1994, International Work

Reporting to International Director in a Euro 1 billion business. Responsible for ensuring due diligence on all contracting issues from bid to final account Managing and controlling the work of consultants, negotiating favourable Contract Amendments:
• Road improvement scheme, Galati, Romania
• 12 storey concrete frame, aluminium clad, fully serviced Research and Production Building
• 4 star 14 storey 198 rooms Hotel Fit Out, London, UK
• 22 storey including basements, concrete-frame aluminium clad / glazed office, Luanda, Angola (USD 130m).
• Construction of American Embassy in Angola
• Macau International Airport, Macau, South East Asia.
• Waste Water Treatment Plant at Hong Kong International Airport, China

– 1998, MSc: Knowledge top up!

Published Articles, Papers & Lectures:
UK contractors’ acquisitions strategy for Central and Eastern Europe (Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management Volume 7 Number 3, September 2000 – Blackwell Science)

– 2016/23, The offer of a boutique first class service!

The journey so far…….

Owner’s Representative Team undertaking Project Monitoring Services on two medium-rise residential new builds of £133m GDV in the centre of Birmingham.
Employer’s Advisor on 36 bed Student Accommodation scheme in Coventry.
Main contractor’s advisor on dispute concerning valuation of alteration works undertaken in Coventry.
Provision of winning strategy for infrastructure sub-contractor on the interpretation of a Framework Agreement.
Estimating from first principles to price bills of quantities for civils infrastructure contractor.
Advice to owner on defects review strategy on a new build dwelling.
Review, redraft and negotiate new terms and conditions for world-class electrical engineering contractor in Ashby-de-la-Zouch.
Train manufacturer – Birmingham – EOT Claim research and creation of position statements for international lawyers to agree a commercial strategy to close out dispute with train operator.
German Car Manufacturer – Newcastle-upon-Tyne – Mediation in respect of a (£2m) franchise showroom. Mediating settlement with main contractor.
National Contractor – Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal. Preparation of claim for additional time and money in respect of ground conditions affecting bulk earthwork movements.

“Ethical, fair & just.”

That’s a winning combination in the long run.