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.

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.


Prima Uno Wins Long Term Framework with LLWR

primaunollwrPrima Uno the specialist project controls, risk, dispute resolution and programme management consultancy has won a long-term further competition to support the LLWR Programme.  This is the first further Competition to be award by LLW Repository Limited on Category 10-Programme Controls (Planning / Estimating / Cost & Risk Management) of the new Business Services Marketplace.  The Business Services Marketplace has been established by LLWR using a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) route to market. The aim of this is to provide a compliant procurement route for the provision of professional business services, whilst attempting to ‘level the playing field’ for the Supply Chain.

Sarah Purdham, MD of Prima Uno,
said “Winning this framework means so much to me, Prima Uno and all our staff. We can continue our relationship with LLWR on a journey to deliver its long term goal and mission.  We have been given a chance to make a difference.  Our demonstrable experience helping blue chip clients achieve sector leading performance puts us in a wonderful position to deliver value to LLWR.”

“Through our programme delivery and performance improvement approaches we support clients to achieve increased levels of efficiency, cost savings, and assurance. This provides our clients with predictability, as well as contributing to their goals and targets.”

2016 has been a year of continued growth for Prima Uno with new clients and new industry sectors being added to the portfolio.  A new project controls training company as well as a unique business intelligence and forensic project lab has also been launched.  Prima Uno have also been short listed for the 2016 Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster Growing Business and Large Business Awards.


For more information about Prima Uno, Prima Uno Training and The Lab please visit the following websites or call 01946 817209

We’ve been shortlisted!!

The team are glad to announce that we have been shortlisted for 2 awards at the BECBC Business Awards 2016, Growing Business of the Year and Large Business of the Year….take a look here:

Prima Uno Limited have launched a new Training Company “Prima Uno Training”

Prima Uno Limited have launched a new Training Company “Prima Uno Training” Uno Training is part of the Prima Uno group of companies. Following on the success of Prima Uno’s project controls centre of excellence launched in September 2014 and their project controls apprenticeship natural progression was to roll out the training services to the industry.

Prima Uno training offers high quality training for people wanting to gain knowledge and experience in various aspects of project controls. Whether you are a company wanting to upskill your current workforce or an individual wishing to enhance your career. Prima Uno can deliver first class project controls training. Our course material is written following recognised best practise.

Prima Uno Training is a sister company to Prima Uno a consultancy specialising in project controls, forensic planning, risk and programme management. Prima Uno Limited set up its own centre of excellence in Project Controls in September 2014. We created our own bespoke training syllabus based on best practices and lessons learned from projects to ensure our apprentices gained the key areas of project controls essential to carrying out their role as an estimator, cost engineer, planning engineer or risk practitioner. We now offer training courses to companies and people wishing to enhance their skills and knowledge in our area of expertise project controls.

Courses available are:

  • Introduction to Cost Engineering
  • Introduction to Estimating
  • Introduction to Basic Project Planning & Scheduling
  • Project Planning – Cost and Resource Loading
  • Introduction to Scope (Good/Bad)
  • Introduction to Earned Value Management
  • Risk, Opportunities, Exclusions, Contingency in a Project Environment
  • Introductions to Project Controls


For more information visit or call 01946 817209

Press Release – Neil Stenstrom

Prima Uno, the specialist Project Controls, Risk and Forensic Planning and Programme Management Consultancy, has announced they have a new Principal Consultant for their West Cumbrian Team.  Neil Stenstrom has joined the business to strengthen the existing team.  In addition to Neil, there are a further 5 new recruits who will be joining our team in February and March 2016, notably, a Risk Practitioner, a Programme Manager and 3 apprentices.

Neil brings with him more than thirty-five years’ experience in project/programme management/project controls of domestic and international projects (Far East, Middle East and UK) including nuclear and conventional power plants, nuclear facilities for Intermediate Level Waste (LLW) and Low Level Waste (LLW) and a diverse range of infrastructure projects. He also has significant experience with the preparation of engineering and construction proposals and associated cost estimates for major capital projects.

His experience includes; managing programme office, project controls teams, multi-disciplinary engineering design teams working in highly regulated environments, including extensive client and regulatory interfaces. Also EPC management experience, including project management, contract management (including H&S management of site contractors), and handover to operations.

His previous roles include, functional support to programme managers, project managers and project controls professionals, developing project controls national policy and standards of competency for Tier 1, 2 and 3 organisations working or aspiring to work in the nuclear industry. Stakeholder liaison with senior and executive management including representatives of HM Government.

Sarah Purdham of Prima Uno added “Due to our continued growth of the business in the last three years plus the success of being successful on some large frameworks it is necessary to move up a gear.  Having someone with Neil’s reputation and credentials is essential for the continued growth.  We are absolutely delighted to have Neil on board.”

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 has set up a ‘Centre of Excellence’, ‘Training Consultancy’  and other news relating to new projects due to be released.

As a member of Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster, Prima Uno will be available to discuss the growth and opportunities should you have any questions. Discuss the services we provide contact Sarah Purdham on

Neil Stenstrom


New Year, New Job?

Prima Uno have exciting opportunities in their Scottish, Cumbrian, Cheshire and Southern 
Offices in the Nuclear, Rail and Water Industries.
We are looking for exceptional Lead/Senior Planners, Estimators, Cost Engineers, 
Project Control Specialists, Project Control Managers, Risk Practitioners and 
Programme Managers.
Please send your CV to
New Years resolution to find dream job on a sticky note. Party favors and confetti border the memo.

Find your dream job with Prima Uno!

Prima Uno Set to Work With AECOM

1Prima Uno Planning & Programming Ltd, a Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster (BECBC) member is set to work with AECOM to provide project controls and specialist associated services.

Prima Uno specialise in project planning, forensic planning, programme audit and interrogation, programme benchmarking, project recovery, dispute resolution and other associated specialist services to public and private sector clients in the UK.

Sarah Purdham, Managing Director of Prima Uno Planning & Programming Ltd, explains that:

“Entering a contract with AECOM is excellent news for the company. It allows us to build upon our extensive portfolio and provides further evidence of our continued commitment to provide our clients with an exceptional programme and project controls service. We are delighted that AECOM are supporting a local Cumbrian SME. This contract enables us to upskill our work force and apprentices throughout the UK and in Cumbria.

AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. The firm’s global staff — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serves clients in over 150 countries around the world. AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, had revenue of approximately $19 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2015. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

Gen2 and Prima Uno Pair up in Project Controls Training Partnership

Cumbrian based training provider, Gen2, and Project Control specialists, Prima Uno, are delighted to announce the launch of a new apprenticeship programme in Project Controls. The first apprentices are set to begin their programme later this year, where they will cover topics such as planning, cost and commercial management- just some of the critical skills needed to deliver projects.

 Delivered in partnership by industry professionals from Prima Uno and Gen2, apprentices will complete their training over 42 months as part of the nationally-recognised ECITB Advanced Apprenticeship framework. The Project Controls Apprenticeship will also contain specialised modules built in conjunction with Prima Uno’s specialist training material.

 In addition to these apprenticeships, bespoke short courses will be available to upskill existing staff of local employers who work in Project Controls & Project Planning. This will help enhance the skills of local Cumbrian practitioners ahead of the Nuclear New Build which is set to bring a huge boost to the local economy. Non-nuclear companies can also take advantage of these apprenticeships and the commercial training workshops.

 Sarah Purdham, Managing Director of Prima Uno added: “We are delighted to be working in collaboration with Gen 2 in bringing an excellent new training package and qualification to Cumbria. Our expert consultants will be delivering the training and ensuring the students competency over the duration of the course. This is an excellent opportunity for young Cumbrians to gain specialist skills and provide them with excellent career opportunities “.

 The Project Controls apprentices are also joined by a record number of apprentices across all Gen2 centres in Carlisle, Workington and Lillyhall with a total of 350 apprentices starting their full-time apprenticeships during September and an anticipated 500 apprentices by August 2016.

Anyone wishing to find out more about apprenticeships in Project Controls or other professions throughout the rest of Cumbria can visit or call 01900 701305.collaboration

Prima Uno Launches New Company!

Prima Uno has launched a new company that specialises in bespoke project controls and project planning training courses.

They will be providing training in the following:

  • Introduction to Project Planning
  • Introduction to Project Controls
  • Nuclear Project Controls Procedure Training
  • Introduction to Earned Value Management
  • Critical Path Analysis
  • Procurement
  • Design & the Design Process
  • Introduction to Governance
  • Introduction to Change Control/Trending
  • Introduction to Estimating
  • Introduction to Cost Management
  • Introduction to Commercial/Contract Management
  • Reporting Programme Board Reporting
  • Risk, Opportunities, Exclusions, Contingency in a project environment
  • Quality
  • Industry Best Practice
  • NEC 3 Form of Contract

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