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Winter Newsletter

We hope this newsletter finds everyone safe and well.

It has been a strange year for people and businesses alike. One we will never forget.

Since our summer newsletter Prima Uno has continued to have a successful year gaining new clients and staff. November saw us break records in taking on five new people which is more than we’ve taken on in a year! We took on two people in April which is a total of seven for the year.

These people consist of project controls, lead cost engineers, specialists, programme management & a risk manager.

Our long term contractor Jon Mullin has joined us as a permanent member of staff. It is wonderful that Jon, who is exceptional at his job combined with a great personality and strong values, can see a long future with us.

Jon Mullin

“Having recently completed a contract I was looking for a new career challenge and Prima Uno were the perfect fit.  Previously contracting with them it was clear that they were an ambitious company with a great team in place, a strong order book and a real potential for growth.  This coupled with the culture in place made it an easy decision.

I am excited to be joining Prima Uno at this time of growth and look forward to helping build on our strong reputation and adding real value to our Clients”.

We have recently started working with Direct Rail Services (DRS), Nuclear Decommissioning (NDA) and the Radioactive Waste Management  (RWM) team and forging long term relationships for work outside Cumbria including Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) delivering Project Management Capability (PMC), Risk, Integrated Assurance, Project Controls and Subject Matter Expert related services.

Our new long-term frameworks at LLWR and INS have started gaining momentum and we are continuing to work with our long standing clients.

We have all adapted well to a new way of remote working and it will be interesting to see what the future brings.

We are pleased to see our former colleague Angie Dean successfully running her own company called The ISO Specialists. With her vast experience and knowledge Angie has been supporting Cumbrian businesses in establishing, managing and, being a qualified Lead Auditor, also auditing their quality management systems.  Angie assisted Prima Uno with a successful re-certification to ISO 9001:2015 and we continue our fruitful co-operation wishing her all the best in 2021. You can find more details about The ISO Specialists on their website – www.theisospecialists.com

It has been a sad time in closing the doors of our lovely Cleator Moor office which has stood empty since a week before lockdown in March 2020. I made a decision not to re-mobilise due to the threat of a second wave of COVID-19 which we found ourselves in. On a bright side, we are very excited about our new office with views that will look onto the Irish Sea on the left and onto the fells from the front & right. We’ve had many happy years at Cleator Moor but we saw a property which could be ours in March so took the plunge.

What does the future look like for Prima Uno?

We are currently working on two major long term framework bids which would create more jobs for the local area. We hope to re-start the plan to employ some graduates and new apprentices next year which was cut short with the pandemic. Prima Uno has a long order book spanning until 2024 and during this time we aim to grow our own project control, project and programme management professionals.

I wish you the very best for Christmas and 2021. I hope you can take a rest and enjoy some precious family time.

Take care & stay safe

Sarah

Sarah Purdham