Sarah Purdham Prima Uno’s MD Speaks out in the Sellafield Ltd Magazine – August 2015 Issue 1


Prima Uno Enters into Partnership With M + W Group


Prima Uno Planning & Programming Ltd, a member of Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster (BECBC) has been appointed by leading global design, engineering and construction company, M+W Group to provide project controls and specialist associated services in Lancashire and Surrey.

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 M+W Group is fantastic 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 will be assisting with two business streams, nuclear and pharmaceutical. M+W Group has a strong SME and Socio Economics agenda and by investing in a local Cumbrian SME highlights how they carry out these policies.  These contracts enables us to upskill our work force and apprentices throughout Cumbria and the rest of the UK.


2015 Busiest Year for Prima Uno!

Prima Uno is nearing their third anniversary in September and this year has been the busiest with new clients, employees & projects growing nearly 200% since last July.  Big announcements, collaborations and projects are on horizon for  the team at Phoenix Court.  A new specialist lab and an office refurbishment is currently underway to cope with the growth.  Please keep an eye out on our media pages and website for the new announcements!

New nuclear build is in the horizon – we are looking to grow our team!  

Prima Uno are looking for Senior/Lead Planners and Project Control Specialists to join their team in West Cumbria. We have new projects commencing in West Cumbria and Warrington. Please email your CV’s to!
Projects commencing in the next

Photos from game day yesterday.

Whitehaven v Leigh, proud to sponsor our local team!549414_1083602598321255_7263889881145736984_n 10469204_1083394145008767_4670837825353800844_n 11215787_1083602274987954_5425596411750581538_n 11329993_1083393961675452_174786672322543800_n 11377172_1083601954987986_2385718165111509104_n 11390070_1083394885008693_2924025055084173390_n

Project Controls Athlete


Prima Uno to sponsor the Whitehaven RLFC vs Leigh Centurions Match!

Press Release


Prima Uno to sponsor the Whitehaven RLFC vs Leigh Centurions Match!


Prima Uno are delighted to be match sponsors for the Whitehaven RLFC vs Leigh Centurions match on Sunday 31st May.  We are proud to sponsor our local team and keen start a relationship with local West Cumbrian teams.  We have invited our clients and employees to be part of great day of rugby league.


Prima Uno Planning and Programming LTD are a specialist project controls and programme management company, providing a full managed service to our clients. Employing only high skilled project and programme professionals we can carry out discrete packages of work or provide skilled professionals to integrate into your existing projects teams for short or long term assignments. We provide the following ‘professional services’


Project controls:

  • Estimating
  • Project Planning
  • Forensic Planning
  • Cost Engineering
  • Risk and opportunity management
  • Change control
  • Reporting

Maturity Assessment:

  • Independent review of procedures and process’s, capability and project performance.

Programme Management:

  • Master Planning
  • Benchmarking
  • Programme Management


Using only top professionals gathered from all business sectors Prima Uno guarantees quality, right first time services to all its clients.
With its main offices in West Cumbria the company employs a number of professionals with exceptional NDA and Sellafield facing skills. The company’s client base includes non-nuclear facing Company’s such as Kier and The Murphy Group, and our growing nuclear clients include:

  • Low Level Waste Repository
  • Energy Solutions
  • Deloitte
  • NDA
  • Gen 2

Prima Uno is a privately owned West Cumbrian based SME and successfully delivers varying services and scopes of work for all its clients without the use of subcontractors.leighwhavenlogo


Prima Uno gain Cyber Essentials Certification!

Prima Uno have now passed the verification for Cyber Essentials Certification!


Prima Uno has now completed the self-assessment against the Cyber Essentials Standard assisted by David Allen IT, Indelible Data & QG Management Standards.

This has come from collaboration and introduction by the Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster.

Sarah Purdham Prima Uno Managing Director “We needed to demonstrate and implement controls, policies and procedures to demonstrate to our partners and clients that we take the security of their data seriously – helping to secure our place in the supply chain. Jack Mitchell one of our IT Apprentices who started with us January led and delivered this project.  Jack worked alongside Gary Martin of David Allen IT.  I am incredibly proud of Jack who went the extra mile and facilitated us gaining this certification.  Gaining this accreditation was a prerequisite of some major new Framework Contracts we have recently won in the UK.  This another excellent example of the work that BECBC does in introducing local businesses to engage in work with one another.


For more information on how to gain Cyber Essentials certification please contact:


Gary Martin


Tony Wilson


Brian Lightowler


Tony & Brian were Winners of the BECBC 2014 Innovation Award, Indelible Data offers Cyber Security Security Consulting and ISO 27001 ISMS Auditing Services.

They are the only Cumbrian based Certification Body for the government’s Cyber Essentials scheme and focus on the Energy and Decommissioning supply chain.Cyber Security Certificate 2015

Cyber Security Cert - Jack

Prima Uno join the National Skills Academy for Nuclear!

Prima Uno is now a member of The National Skills Academy for Nuclear – the lead strategic body that represents the industry to stimulate, coordinate and enable excellence in skills to support the Nuclear Programme.


Sarah Purdham MD of Prima Uno, stated “We are delighted that they have recently joined the National Skills Academy for Nuclear.  Joining NSAN will assist in continuing to grow and further develop our staff and younger employees. This is another step in us developing and promoting world class skills and a sustainable career pathway for the employees of Prima Uno”.


Liz Hearnden, NSAN Regional Manager, said “we are delighted to welcome Prima Uno to the NSAN membership and will look forward to working with them to further develop the team and to grow their nuclear business”


Other Prima Uno news!


Prima Uno are offering a unique summer work experience this year to local students which will give a great insight into the project controls, nuclear and civil industry.


There will be a week’s work experience in the first week of July and also the last week in August.  Students must apply via the address with their CV’s and also stating why they would like to benefit from this work experience.  Winners will be selected at random from an independent person not connected to Prima Uno.


LLWR Forum 2015

Brilliant day out at the LLWR Forum.

Jack and Amy LLWR 2015

Jess and Jordon LLWR 2015