Prima Uno



Prima Uno is pleased to announce that we have passed our 2nd stage audit for ISO 44001 Collaborative Business Relationship Management Systems.  We have now been recommended for certification by the LRQA.  This follows on from our successful completion of stage 1 in July 2018.

We are extremely proud at Prima Uno to be recommended for this accreditation and believe that we are one of the first companies in West Cumbria to achieve this status.

Sarah Purdham, Prima Uno Managing Director said “to say I am delighted about us achieving the final stage in achieving our ISO 44001 Certification is an understatement.  It has been a very intense few months, with long hours and pain staking self-audits.  Angie Dean our Head of Quality has worked tirelessly on helping us achieve this.  It does not mean a piece of paper or a box ticking exercise to us.  To me it feels like we are growing up as a business and maturing into an organisation with a highly defined business management system, quality management system and highly defined processes and procedures.  We mean business.  We now have a mature and efficient business delivery model.  We have restructured our lead team with new lead members also coming to join us in the coming months.  We have undertaken a full financial audit this year and had a good look at ourselves and looked at how we can grow, be sustainable but work in a professional and collaborative way.  2018 has been a very successful year for Prima Uno and we have grown in many areas.  Our values are so important to us and achieving this accreditation is another business objective for 2018. Thank you to everyone who has supported us this year.”

What is ISO 44001?

ISO 44001 defines the requirements of a strategic lifecycle framework in order to improve collaborative business relationships; focussing on behaviours, culture and management processes.  It is applicable to organisations of any size.

Have you considered applying ISO 44001 to your organisation?

How could Prima Uno help you?

  • Identify the risk and opportunities associated with collaborative working
  • Demonstrate how implementing ISO 44001 will improve your internal culture
  • Develop your management system to align with ISO 44001 requirements
  • Provide support every step of the way to your own ISO 44001 accreditation


 Want to know more? 

If you are a BECBC member, come along to our free workshop, talk to us about how we did it and learn from our experiences.

 When and Where?

Thursday October 25th 2018, 9.30am – 2.00pm at the Hunday Manor Hotel Workington.  Please see BECBC website for booking details.

Prima Uno Announce new Employees and Senior Management Re-structure

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Prima Uno Announce new Employees and Senior Management Re-structure

Prima Uno the specialist Project Controls, Project and Programme Management Consultancy (a BECBC member), has announced they have re-structured the company and also gained two new lead team members to strengthen the existing North West team.  The recent new recruits for Prima Uno are:

  • Cheryl Hinde – Programme, Strategic and Business Development Manager
  • Jonathan Pearce – Lead Project Controls


Cheryl Hinde – is a proven professional with an outstanding knowledge of the nuclear industry, a member of Women in Nuclear Cumbria and a member of the Nuclear Institute.  Cheryl has extensive project controls, strategic planning, stakeholder engagement and programme management experience.  She has joined Prima Uno to assist the company in it’s growth and undertake specialist assignments in strategic planning, new nuclear build and programme management.  Cheryl will also help Prima Uno gain Axelos accreditation in P3M3 and MSP and to develop and launch the new Strategic Line of Sight Planning tool.

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Jonathan Pearce – is a highly respected Planning and Lead Project Controls professional.  Jonathan has vast experience of planning, project controls and risk in the nuclear sector.  We are delighted to have someone of Jonathan’s calibre joining our growing team.  Jonathan is working on frameworks and will also be developing services in our forensic and business intelligence lab.

To complement the re-structuring Rachel Starkey and Angie Dean have also moved into lead positions within the company.  Rachel a Project Controls Manager and Director is now Head of Project Controls for Cumbria and Angie, who joined as Office Manager, is now also Head of Quality.  In addition, Jonathan Prowse is also diversifying his role at Prima Uno.

Rachel Starkey has exceptional skills throughout the project controls disciplines including estimating, cost engineering, risk and planning.  Rachel has also worked on several high profile nuclear, civil and water projects and extension of time claims.


Angie Dean – Angie is a STEM and FIR ambassador and also a member of the Women in Nuclear Cumbria team and the Nuclear Institute.  Angie, who is passionate about quality and has over 20 years experience, is now looking after the new service offering that Prima Uno provides in supporting other companies to achieve both the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 44001:2017 certification.


Jonathan Prowse – As his career goes from strength to strength, Jonathan is working with various clients such as NIS who we have a wonderful relationship with.  Jon has exceptional knowledge of the NEC contract and is also assisting Cheryl in developing our new Strategic Line of Sight Planning tool.  Jon has recently undertaken some business development activities with success.

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Sarah Purdham MD 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 and strengthen our senior management structure.   Due to diversification, expansion and new services, the company has been re-structured. We are now looking after more clients across the UK and targeting new sectors and clients.  It is also a great opportunity for our younger members of staff to learn from a new team and company structure.  We are absolutely delighted to have Cheryl and Jonathan on board.  My team are terrific assets to Prima Uno and watching them grow within the company is wonderful. We are lucky to have a such a dedicated group of people at Prima Uno and every member of staff shares the same values of professionalism, honesty, respect and caring.  Values and behaviours are so important to Prima Uno, they are the heart of the business, as are our people”

Since Prima Uno was established in 2012, it’s main aim has been to develop the business into a nationally respected specialist consultancy.  Prima Uno prides itself on maintaining it’s own standards of professional development and examples of this are the recent identification of a FIR Ambassador for Fairness, Inclusion and Respect and a Mental Health First Aider.  Both appointments demonstrate a commitment to Prima Uno’s concern for the health, safety and welfare of their employees.

For more information about the services Prima Uno provide, visit  or contact Sarah Purdham on 07515  431245.