When they’re not busy out on-site or meeting with clients, the team can be found on the 4th Floor of Charles House, located at 148 Great Charles Street (B3 3HT).
We caught up with Commercial & Risk Management Director, Graham Wright and Project Operations Director, Kirsty Tune (pictured below) to find out more about how the Birmingham team has grown and what services they are now able to offer clients.
Hi Graham, happy anniversary to your team! Tell us a bit more about how your team has grown over the past five years?
Thank you! The team started off in the heart of Birmingham with just me and a business plan to help provide solutions to our clients, with the ambition to provide a high-quality Commercial & Risk Management service, with senior team members running the projects on a day-to-day basis.
As our offering has grown, we have been able to recruit more experts into the team, all who have brought in additional experience across a range of sectors including residential and care, retail, hotels, education and commercial.
We were originally offering Interim Management and Health and Safety services and have since expanded this offering to deliver Quantity Surveying, Employer’s Agent, Project Management, Contract Administration, Building Surveying and Clerk of Works across a range of multi-million-pound projects.
Has there been a highlight for you over the past 5 years?
The main highlight for me is that we’ve built some fantastic relationships with clients and are able to work with them on an on-going basis, we’ve seen several of our projects win national awards and have got some great schemes in the pipeline. We have built up a strong portfolio of projects with clients in the West Midlands such as Orbit Homes, Stonewater Housing and Wrekin Housing, where we have over £40million in build contracts at any one time.
We’ve also seen significant expansion in the East Midlands with clients such as EMH Group, Futures Housing, Longhurst Group and Stonewater, as such we currently have over 350 units under delivery with more in the pipeline.
Kirsty, what’s next for the Commercial team?
As Graham mentioned, we have some strong roots in Birmingham and a fantastic team, which has led to us having solid relationships across the housing, care and extra care sectors.
We are in the process of now replicating our West Midlands team and building a similar offering across the North West (covering Manchester, Liverpool, Chester etc) and the East Midlands (covering Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Yorkshire etc). We are already delivering a selection of schemes and have secured positions on the ICNW, Fusion21, Re-allies and Pagabo Frameworks for these areas.
With the growing workload and client base we are pleased to be offering our expanded service to clients for compliance monitoring, bank monitoring and fund monitoring. We are also launching new service lines in 2023 so watch this space!