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!
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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

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

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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

Prima Uno Announce the appointment of a new Strategic Business Director!

Date: 7th April 2015

Prima Uno Announce the appointment of a new Strategic Business Director

Prima Uno the specialist Project Controls, Risk and Forensic Planning, Consultancy (a BECBC member), has announced that Harry Strong has joined the Board of Directors of the West Cumbrian based team. He will take up the role of Strategic Business Director with a primary goal of driving towards the Company’s medium and long term growth targets.

Sarah Purdham of Prima Uno added “We are delighted to welcome Harry into the Company; he brings a wealth of experience from a number of key business sectors and has demonstrated the ability to guide a company deliver significant business growth year on year. Having someone on the team with Harry’s reputation will help us to continue the level of growth that the business has achieved since 2012. He is well respected with key clients and across all levels of the supply chain.”

Harry was first introduced to Sarah through the NDA’s SME Mentor Scheme and they have been working together for almost a year developing the basic building blocks of a stretching two year business plan. Sarah sees the NDA’s SME Mentoring Scheme as hugely successful and would encourage any emerging SMEs that are seeking to work across the NDA Estate to enrol now for the second intake of the scheme.

Bill Sanderson completes the three person management team, and together they feel that they possess all the capabilities needed to provide project controls and programme management support to a range of Clients in all business sectors.

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.
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Prima Uno appointed for North Sea Decommissioning Project Controls, Risk & Value Management Assignment!

Date: 30/01/15


Prima Uno appointed for North Sea Decommissioning Project Controls, Risk & Value Management Assignment!


Prima Uno has been appointed by an Aberdeen based oil company to complete a risk, value management, forensic planning assignment and deliver risk workshops on its Decommissioning project.  The company also wishes to use the new Forensic Schedule, Cost & Risk Analysis Lab when it opens in a few weeks.  They will also utilise Prima Uno’s project controls expertise.


Prima Uno’s Managing Director Sarah Purdham “It is wonderful that our efforts and experience in nuclear decommissioning has been recognised to bring value to an Aberdeen based project.  As the economy in the UK continues to grow, major decommissioning projects such as the Aberdeen based work begin to de-mobilise in the North Sea.  These are key to ensuring the city of Aberdeen maintains its status as a major international hub, providing the essential infrastructure to support its growth. We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to work on such an exciting project, we will not only meet this demand but these decommissioning projects will provide a vital economic boost to Aberdeen. We opened our Aberdeen office last summer as we were engaging with clients to focus on the decommissioning side of the work on the North Sea Oil Platforms”


Prima Uno were chosen for this project due to the high level of expertise in nuclear decommissioning projects they have previously worked on.  The company has an unrivalled nuclear experience bringing valuable lessons learnt from another highly regulated industry.


Prima Uno also has other high profile projects on the horizon for Cumbria, Cheshire and other parts of the UK.


The UK’s economy is set to grow further with projects such as HS2, new nuclear builds, tunnelling, new wind farms and other projects which will create areas of growth.


Prima Uno are unique offering a managed service whose expert staff bring lessons learnt from high profile projects such as London 2012 Olympics, 2014 Commonwealth Games, T5 Heathrow, Dublin Airport, Wembley Arena, Transport for London projects and high profile decommissioning nuclear projects.


They offer a managed service in;

  • Project Controls
  • Forensic Planning
  • Risk & Value Management
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Project Controls Training


If you would like any information on the services Prima Uno provide please contact Sarah Purdham for more information