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Prima Uno 2018 Summary

Sarah Purdham Managing Director Prima Uno – 2018 Summary

Hello everyone,

I would like to firstly thank the wonderful people that work for Prima Uno and also to our clients for giving us the opportunity to work with them.

2018 has been very intense but fantastic for Prima Uno. We have achieved all of our business objectives in our business plan and more. We have expanded our senior team which has been essential for the growth of Prima Uno.

2018 Major Achievements

 

    • Achieving ISO 44001 Collaborative Business Relationship Accreditation
    • Achieving Axelos Global Best Practise Accreditation in Portfolio, Programme and Project Management and becoming an approved Consulting Partner.
    • Strengthening our lead team consisting of an Office Manager, Head of Quality, Strategic Programme Manager, Business Development Manager, Project Director and Head of Project Controls Cumbria Branch
    • Sarah Purdham MD being voted to join the Board of Directors of BECBC
    • Having no lost time accidents and ensuring a safe working environment
    • Gaining new clients and long-term partners
    • Being shortlisted for BECBC Business of the Year and In Cumbria Service Best Professional Service of the Year
    • Angie Dean our Head of Quality being shortlisted for the WiN UK Award , “Mission Impossible”
    • Collaborating with other organisations to support Montreal Primary School in the JASS Scheme (Junior Award Scheme for Schools).

 

2018 New Clients 

    • Orano -Nuclear -Project Controls Support
    • Shepley Engineering Limited – Nuclear, Civil – Project Controls Support
    • Jacobs – Nuclear, Civil – Project Controls Support
    • JCK – Aviation, Manchester Airport – NEC advice, Planning support
    • NSG Environmental – Nuclear, Risk Management services, Project Controls Support
    • Bougues – Civil, Utilities – Dispute Resolution, NEC 3 Adjudication Support, Delay Analysis
    • Livingstone Surface Treatments Ltd – QA ISO 9001

 

We will have some big news in early 2019 about a new client and new sector that we will be working on. We will be working on a historic project for Cumbria which we are very proud to be supporting. We are also looking forward to working with our new partners on bidding for major frameworks across the UK in multiple sectors.

 

Thank you for all your help and support.

Happy Christmas and all the best for 2019.

 

Sarah Purdham

Christmas Newsletter 2018

Christmas 2018 Newsletter

As 2018 draws to a close, we wanted to wish all our friends, clients and associates a very Merry Christmas and all our good wishes for the festive season.

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We thought we’d take this opportunity to share with you what we’ve been up to since the Summer…

 

JASS Scheme

The Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS) Scheme is a new initiative that is aimed at pupils aged 5 – 13 years old and is currently being piloted at Montreal Primary School, Cleator Moor. It’s aim is to assist in the development of interpersonal, communication and problems solving skills in the form of teamwork.

Prima Uno has joined 3 other companies; NSG, Phoenix Enterprise Centre and Cleator Moor Celtic Football Club in sponsoring the pilot scheme and are supporting the ‘Me and My World’ section of the scheme which gives insight into the different organisations and opportunities available to the pupils.

It is hoped the scheme will build well being and self-confidence in formal education whilst at the same time raising awareness of opportunities and aspirations. Next year there is an activity day for the ‘Adventure’ part of the challenge so more about that as it happens!

Awards Time!

November is traditionally awards season and this year we were finalists for two awards; In-Cumbria Magazine Best Professional Service, which was awarded to Cartmell Shepherd (Prima Uno were highly commended) and we were also shortlisted for the Britains Energy Coast Business Cluster, Best Business Award which was awarded to TSP Engineering. Prima Uno were proud to sponsor the Growing Business Award which was won by PaR Systems so big congratulations to them!

 

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The Award Winners!

New Accreditations!

November was such a busy month for us and was topped off by us achieving Axelos Consulting Partner status!!

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What does this mean for us at Prima Uno?  Well, for us it is a very significant milestone for the business as it demonstrates our expertise and capability as an organisation. We have successfully expanded into a multi-discipline organisation that, not only specialises in Project Controls, but also offers exceptional Portfolio, Programme & Project Management related services.

What does this mean for you and our clients?  Our Axelos Consulting Partner status gives you the confidence of knowing that Prima Uno works to Global Best Practice standards which are designed to help organisations become more effective across a range of key business capabilities including Project, Programme and IT Service Management.

As well as our Axelos accreditation, we were also approved as an Achilles Supplier. We are now registered on their Utility Vendor Database which means we can supply most of the UK Utility organisations. Passing this stringent certification process means that our customers can be assured that we adhere to best practice benchmarks.

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September 2018 saw us gaining our ISO 44001 full accreditation and in October, we ran a workshop which was free to BECBC members (Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster). We explained how we approached and achieved the accreditation and how we can help other organisations achieve the same; in fact, we have already assisted one local company achieve the same accreditation. If this is something that is of interest to you, please get in touch; we will be only too happy to discuss.

 

Events and Exhibitions

In October, we attended the NDA Supply Chain Event at Media City, Manchester. With over 1900 attendees, this is the biggest networking event of it’s kind in Europe. We had a great day networking with existing and potential new clients; spreading the news about our award winning professional services. We are looking forward to being back there in 2019!

October was also the month of the BECBC Business Support Group showcase. Over 330 people attended with speakers such as Rt Hon Hazel Blears and Tim Farron MP. Again, this gave Prima Uno the opportunity to showcase our award winning products and professional services.

In November, Sarah and Cheryl also attended the Project Controls Expo exhibition at the Emirates Stadium in Arsenal. Project Controls Expo is the largest international Project Controls event featuring international speakers, technical presentations and Megaproject sessions. Over 1000 people attended with representatives from various sectors such as oil and gas, construction, defence, nuclear and Government.

 

Business Admin Apprentice

Our Business Admin apprentice joined us in October from Gen2 and Lydia is growing into her role as well as developing her skills. We continue to support her through on the job tasks and with her college assignments which she needs to pass as part of her Business Admin level 2 qualification.

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Lydia has been assisting Prima Uno with our sponsorship of the JASS Scheme.

 

Sarah’s Summary

Finally, some last words from Prima Uno Managing Director, Sarah Purdham…

“2018 has been a wonderful year for Prima Uno with us significantly strengthening our Lead Management Infrastructure; as we have grown, we have needed to strengthen our lead team. We have also achieved all of our Business objectives, including two huge ones; gaining ISO 44001 and our Axelos Consulting Partner status. I feel like we are really maturing as an organisation and none of this would be possible without the wonderful people that work at Prima Uno. Every single person has a role to play and helps us grow. I am very lucky and privileged to have such exceptional people to work with.

Sarah

Best wishes for the New Year and have a lovely Christmas break. Thank you for all your help and support.”

Sarah

Prima Uno gain AXELOS Consulting Partner Accreditation

Prima Uno Ltd Press Release – 26th November 2018

PRIMA UNO GAIN AXELOS CONSULTING PARTNER ACCREDITATION

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Cheryl Hinde, Programme, Strategic and Business Development Manager with the AXELOS Accreditation

Prima Uno are absolutely delighted to have gained the prestigious Axelos Global Best Practise Accreditation to become an Axelos Consulting Partner, one of only 19 other companies in the UK that hold this accreditation.

We will join other blue chip companies who have demonstrated that they have the credentials to achieve this certification.

Prima Uno had to demonstrate with evidence, case studies and client testimonials to achieve the accreditation which means that we are now licensed to provide consulting services in Global Best Practise.

Managing Director, Sarah Purdham, said “Gaining this accreditation is a hugely significant milestone for Prima Uno. This has been on our agenda for 2018 as a business goal and objective and it demonstrates our expertise, capability and maturity as an organisation.  We have successfully grown into a multi-discipline organisation, that not only specialises in Project Controls but also offers exceptional Portfolio, Programme & Project Management related services. This accreditation will further enhance our portfolio and programme management service offering. We will also be delivering the P3M3 Maturity Model early 2019.”

For more information on Prima Uno’s Portfolio, Programme & Project Management services please contact Sarah Purdham sarah.purdham@primauno.co.uk or Cheryl Hinde cheryl.hinde@primauno.co.uk

Women in Nuclear Cumbria Launch

On the 8th of March Sarah Purdham was delighted to be a guest speaker at the launch event of Cumbria WiN. It was a fantastic event where like minded people came together to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion within the nuclear industry. Other guest speakers included Dorothy Gradden OBE of Sellafield Sited LTD and Alison McDermott, MD Interim Diversity LTD.

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New offering

Prima Uno are pleased to announce a new offering of a Quality Management Consultancy Service with regards to ISO 9001:2015. This covers the implementation, maintenance and auditing of the standard. In addition to this we are pleased to offer support to companies wishing to achieve ISO 44001:2017 Collaborative Business Relationship Management Systems.

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WiN

Women in Nuclear Cumbria to launch on International Women’s Day

Prima Uno were delighted and honoured to have won the BECBC Growing Business of the Year and Managing Director Sarah Purdham won Business Person of the Year Award.

 

Sarah Purdham MD – ‘To win these awards is an absolute honour for myself and Prima Uno.  It is a pat on the back and recognition for all the hard work we have done. 2017 has been the hardest but the most successful of Prima Uno and that is testament to the people that work here.  I would like to wholeheartedly thank my staff and my clients.

Our whole ethos at Prima Uno is be professional, help each other – team work, hard work, trust, caring, honesty, have pride in our work, inspire one another, be professional at all times and care for each other. We flow these values down to our clients.

2018 is expected to be an exciting year for us we are planning to gain accreditation for ISO 44001:2017 for Collaborative Business Relationship Management Systems, we are also hoping to become an Axelos Consulting Partner with P3M3 and become an accredited organisation with APMG for MSP.  We are making inroads into new sectors and offering new services.

We are looking to continue to forge existing relationships and make new business collaborations.’

Prima Uno provide services in the following:

Project Controls

Subject matter experts in Project Controls this is our primary service.  We currently have 31 people in the North West working under NDA, SLC, LLWR procedures. We are also experts in Project Controls and risk management bid management and bid writing.

  • Estimating
  • Cost Engineering
  • Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Project Controls Maturity Assessments
  • Forensic Planning, Delay Analysis and Dispute Resolution
  • Portfolio, Programme and Project Management
  • Business Intelligence and Audit
  • Programme and Project Assurance
  • Project Controls Training
  • Quantity Surveying and Commercial

 

Bid Management and Bid Writing

Prima Uno have been successfully supporting bids and have strength in writing bids for the NDA, Sellafield sites and LLWR.  Our staff are familiar with the systems, policies, procedures and QA requirements for each.  We are therefore familiar with the bid questions and more importantly how to gain maximum score in these areas. We have a combined 20 years of successful bid experience just for the nuclear sector alone.

 

Risk and Value Management 

Proactively managing projects to mitigate risks and hold values

 

We provide leading edge risk and value management services as an integral part of our project delivery process or as a specific service to clients.

 

If you would like any more information about the services we provide please contact Sarah Purdham on 01946 817209 or sarah.purdham@primauno.co.uk

 

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Angie Dean – New Office & QA Manager

Angie Dean joins Prima Uno as our new Cumbrian Office and Quality Assurance Manager.

Prima Uno, the specialist Project Controls, Risk and Forensic Planning, Consultancy (a BECBC member), has announced they have engaged a new manager for the Head office in Cleator Moor Cumbria, as well as supporting all of Prima Uno’s Quality Assurance. Angie will assist the team working on various ventures.

Angie is an experienced Quality Assurance person and has provided advice and support to allow us to attain our ISO Accreditation and with Angie as part of the team, Prima Uno can now offer support to other companies wishing to attain their accreditation either by transitioning from 2008 to 2015 or from scratch. We can also offer assistance with internal audits and management reviews. We are also working towards ISO 44001:2017 Collaborative Business Relationship Management Systems.

Sarah Purdham Managing Director 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 Angie’s reputation and credentials to assists us further, will enable us to grow sustainably for the future. It is also a great opportunity for our younger members of staff to learn from Angie”.

Prima Uno is currently strengthening its management infrastructure, with new offices and ventures.

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, Sarah Purdham also wanted to set up a ‘Centre of Excellence’ , enabling more people in West Cumbria to become nationally respected Project Control specialists.

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Are you a major company new to the nuclear Industry where Project Control Procedures do not align to client requirements?

Is your company ready to bid for Nuclear Frameworks?

 

Prima Uno:

  • Have developed procedures aligned to the NDA Estate which include current best practice from other industrial sectors.
  • Use and develop industry best practice processes and systems.
  • Recruit only the best staff from all sectors of industry.
  • Train and SQEP their staff in Prima Uno’s project controls procedures, processes and systems.
  • Manage the staff as they work for you.
  • Maintain their development.

 

Prima Uno will help you win by:

  • Working with your Project Control Procedures to develop a compliant / winning bid.
  • Supporting the schedule, estimate and risk build.
  • Input into Project Control sections of the bid.

 

Prima Uno will help you deliver by:

  • Providing the Project Control Procedures in the initial stages of the contract.
  • Developing your team.

 

Prima Uno Can:

  • Carry out an independent review of your Project Control Procedures.
  • Develop and deliver an improvement schedule for your Project Control Procedures.
  • Provide the support needed to maintain compliance.

 

Prima Uno Will:

  • Help you win work.
  • Help you deliver the work successfully.
  • Keep your client happy.

 

If you would like to know more information on how Prima Uno can ensure that you are compliant for major procurements please contact Prima Uno on 01946 817209 www.primauno.co.uk / www.p4m1.co.uk / www.primaunotraining.co.uk

Are you a larger company with deficiencies in your Project Controls Procedures?

Is your company ready to bid for Nuclear Frameworks?

 

Prima Uno:

  • Have developed procedures aligned to the NDA Estate which include current best practice from other industrial sectors.
  • Use and develop industry best practice processes and systems.
  • Recruit only the best staff from all sectors of industry.
  • Train and SQEP their staff in Prima Uno’s project controls procedures, processes and systems.
  • Manage the staff as they work for you.
  • Maintain their development.

 

Prima Uno will help you win by:

  • Providing their own Project Control Procedures, or help you update your Project Control Procedures.
  • Support the schedule, estimate and risk build.
  • Input into Project Control sections of the bid.

 

Prima Uno will help you deliver by:

  • Providing the Project Control Procedures in the initial stages of the contract.
  • Developing your team.

 

Prima Uno Can:

  • Carry out an independent review of your Project Control Procedures.
  • Develop and deliver an improvement schedule for your Project Control Procedures.
  • Provide the support needed to maintain compliance.

 

Prima Uno Will:

  • Help you win work.
  • Help you deliver the work successfully.
  • Keep your client happy.

 

If you would like to know more information on how Prima Uno can ensure that you are compliant for major procurements please contact Prima Uno on 01946 817209