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ISO 9001:2015 – WE’VE PASSED!

Prima Uno are delighted to announce that we have successfully passed the Stage 2 ISO 9001:2015 audit. We have been recommended for certification with no issues identified.

Thank you to all who helped us on our journey!

 

 

WE’VE BEEN SHORTLISTED!

Prima Uno are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for 2 awards at the BECBC Business Awards 2017;

– SME of the Year

AND

– Growing Business of the Year

Take a further look at all other categories, sponsors and shortlists here!
https://www.becbusinesscluster.co.uk/news/article/shortlists-for-becbc-business-awards-2017-announced

Work Experience – Leah Courty

We have got a lovely work experience from St Josephs school joining us this week.

Tania Freitas Delay Analyst and Forensic Planner joins Prima Uno

Prima Uno, the specialist Project Controls, Risk and Forensic Planning, Consultancy (a BECBC member), has announced they have engaged a new forensic planner and delay analyst to bolster their claims team. Tania will assist the team working on various claims, adjudication support and extension of time analysis.

 

Tania is an experienced claims consultant and has provided advice and represented Contractors, sub-contractors, clients and insurers on a wide range of projects and  contracts.

 

Sarah Purdham of Prima Uno added “Due to the rapid growth of the business in the last few years, it is necessary to move up a gear once more to cater for new clients, projects and long term frameworks won.  Having someone with Tania’s reputation and credentials assists us further, thus enabling us to grow sustainably for the future.  It is also a great opportunity for our younger members of staff to learn from Tania”.

 

Prima Uno is currently strengthening its management infrastructure. With new offices in Warrington and London 2017 is looking at being an exciting year for Prima Uno.

 

Since Prima Uno was established in 2012, its main aim has been to grow the business into a nationally respected specialist consultancy.  Alongside this ambition, Managing Director Sarah Purdham also wanted to set up a ‘Centre of Excellence’, enabling more people in West Cumbria to become nationally respected Project Control specialists.

 

 

Tania Freitas

New London Office for Prima Uno

Prima Uno announced on Thursday 25th May that they are opening a new office in London.  The office will be at Hanover Square, Mayfair, London.

The move underlines Prima Uno’s commitment to growth across the UK.  It will advance Prima Uno’s strategic goals of increasing major project market share and strengthening links between business divisions and infrastructure functions. The staff at the new office will also benefit from the new Crossrail links.

 

Sarah Purdham, Managing Director of Prima Uno, said

“We needed to establish a base in the South to ensure we can cater for our clients and projects in London.  We thought the Hanover Square offices would be perfect for rail, water and civil projects in and around the capital. We are embarking on and targeting major projects in this area so are hopeful to employ and recruit as many local people as possible.  We are currently interviewing new staff and a London portfolio manager to head up this new division of Prima Uno”.

 

Prima Uno just four years old last September, has already made an impact on the international stage, with contracts across the UK and in discussions for a contract in America and Canada. This highlights how the company’s skills and services can be transferred across many sectors.

 

Our new London office address is: 

Prima Uno Ltd

20 Hanover Square,

London

 

Prima Uno are specialists in the following services:

  • Project controls (estimating, cost engineering, planning and risk)
  • Dispute resolution (Delay Analysis, EOT, Adjudication, Arbitration support)
  • Programme management
  • Benefits management
  • Project management
  • Project controls training

 

Prima Uno have worked on major projects such as the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the London 2012 Olympics, Terminal 5 Heathrow, various Transport for London projects and high profile nuclear projects across the UK.

 

For more information about Prima Uno, Prima Uno Training, P4M or The Lab, visit www.primauno.co.uk  / www.primaunotraining.co.uk / www.p4m1.co.uk or contact Sarah Purdham on sarah.purdham@primauno.co.uk or info@primauno.co.uk

 

 

 

Planning and Scheduling under the NEC

Get it right first time to avoid pain when the project is in flight!

Getting the accepted programme compliant and understanding the contract and its clauses is essential.


The accepted programme is vital in approving the accurate state of the project at any one point in time.  All submitted programmes include the progress, planned sequence of activities, early warning and effect of any compensation events that may have occurred.

 

Here at Prima Uno we can review your proposed accepted programme and ensure it is aligned to the NEC contract and is accepted first time!

 

We can evaluate your schedule or project from any angle, giving you true visibility and assurance on the deliverability of your project or programme. More importantly we can offer a more personal viewpoint by making sure that any analysis or evaluation of a schedule is undertaken and reviewed by an appropriately experienced and competent consultant that places the outputs from any evaluation into perspective. Prima Uno has the advantage of offering specialist project controls capabilities as well as project and programme management professionals.

 

Not only can we analyse your schedule but we also have the capability to implement improvements and make the right recommendations to move you forward, for example: remove redundancies and unnecessary constraints, fix logic integrity, mature schedules and assist in developing delivery strategies along with then re-importing schedule straight back into your project management software of choice.

 

We can analyse tens of thousands of activities across multiple projects and platforms in seconds, providing you with a true view of the project as a whole with your key project management tools to improve the soundness and reliability of the schedule.  Our reporting and analysis capability would also give you valuable insight into the “probability of success of the deliverability of your project / schedule”. Coupled with our Quantitative Schedule Risk Analysis capability we can provide a full Lifecyle approach, or a more tailored solution specific to your needs.

 

Prima Uno also provide services to assist Clients when claims and disputes unfortunately arise.

 

The benefits of the services Prima Uno provides under our Dispute resolution services include:

  • Clear understanding of various forms of contract.
  • Understanding time obligations, critical paths, understanding of the key dates for the entire Project team
  • Ensuring the establishment of a clear baseline which fully aligns to the contract and from which contract entitlements can be assessed.

 

We have a practical approach to study the consequences of time slippage.  We use critical path techniques and focus on the material facts and available evidence.  We identify the cause and demonstrate the effect.  Identify methodology to ascertain the delay of the work and quantification of impacted claims. We create expert witness reports and support expert witness reports for Arbitration and Litigation.

  • Delay Analysis (as-planned vs as-built, windows, time impact analysis, collapsed as-built)
  • Extension of Time analysis
  • Project Recovery
  • Adjudication Assistance
  • Contractual Claims

New office and business launch for Prima Uno

Sarah Purdham, Managing Director Prima Uno

Sarah Purdham, Managing Director Prima Uno

Prima Uno, announced Friday 10th March as the date for the official opening of their new offices, two new businesses P4M Portfolio, Programme and Project Management consultancy www.p4m1.co.uk and Prima Uno Training www.primaunotraining.co.uk and forensic / business intelligence lab at Phoenix Court, Cleator Moor.  Cutting the ribbon on the new premises was Stuart Wilson – Supply Chain Ombudsman at Sellafield Ltd.

Reflecting the value of such a specialist business to Britain’s Energy Coast, the guest list includes clients from across the country including many BECBC members some of which were LLWR, Sellafield Ltd, PacTec, WYG, Burnett’s and other Tier 2 and 3 companies. The official ribbon cutting ceremony was conducted by representatives from Sellafield.

Mr Wilson, said: As a local Small to Medium sized business, Prima Uno continue to go from strength to strength, demonstrating all of the technical experience required to succeed in a wide range of business opportunities that are available locally, nationally and internationally. I wish them every success in their journey of growth. 

Prima Uno is now just over four years old last September, but has already made an impact on the international stage, contracts across the UK and in discussions for a contract in Europe. This highlights how the company’s skills can be transferred across many sectors.
Sarah Purdham, Managing Director said “It is a testament to everyone’s hard work at Prima Uno.  We have worked extremely hard for years in building our brand, reputation and client portfolio.  I cannot take my foot of the gas we are always looking at new services we can offer and try and break into new industries”

For more information about the Prima Uno, Prima Uno Training, P4M or The Lab, visit www.primauno.co.uk  www.primaunotraining.co.uk www.p4m1.co.uk or contact Sarah Purdham on 07515  431245.

Picture caption: Sarah Purdham, Managing Director Prima Uno

Prima Uno Ltd

Phoenix Court,

Phase 3,

Earl Street,

Cleator Moor, Cumbria, CA25 5AU

 

T: 01946 817209

Prima Uno’s New Offices & P4M Growth

Prima Uno’s new Portfolio, Programme & Project Management consultancy P4M has now launched its own website.

Following the growth of P4M’s strategic & programme management portfolio there are plans to open a Manchester and London office to cope with demands from other high profile UK and international projects such as the new Heathrow Runway.

Sarah Purdham of Prima Uno: “We are excited about creating a sustainable future for our employees as we break into new sectors and technologies.  We are very excited about 2017.  Expanding our geographical area is key so we can continue to service our East & Southern clients by having premises in these key growth areas”

If you would like any information about Prima Uno, P4M or Prima Uno Training please visit the websites below or call 01946 817209.

http://primauno.co.uk/

http://p4m1.co.uk/

http://primaunotraining.co.uk/

BECBC Awards 2016 – We Won!

Prima Uno are absolutely delighted that we have won the Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster (BECBC) “Growing Business of the Year” Award at this year’s Business Awards which took place at Energus on Thursday 17th November 2016.

Prima Uno were shortlisted alongside Westlakes Engineering, QG Business Solutions Ltd and Indelible Data Ltd. The Award was sponsored by RSM UK

Winning this award means so much to everyone at Prima Uno, it gives us greater exposure and recognition for our hard work. We continuously work hard and try to secure new projects in new sectors. The next 12 months are exciting for Prima Uno with new offices in the UK planned, gaining ISO 9001 accreditation, securing new contracts and continuing to grow sustainably.

Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster (BECBC) is a private sector led organisation founded in 2004, with 290 members drawn from across the broad spectrum of organisations working on Britain’s Energy Coast in Cumbria. BECBC has been instrumental in the growth of Prima Uno as we were introduced to many clients on joining.
http://www.becbcawards.co.uk/2016/

CN Group Business Awards 2016 – Winners!

After being shortlisted for the CN Group Business Awards, we are delighted to announce our success winning the ‘Service Business of the Year’ category 2016.

We would like to congratulate all other winners and shortlisted companies.  We would like to thank CN Group and the Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel and everyone involved in making the evening what it was. We had a truly enjoyable night.