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The State of the Region 2015: The challenge of procurement in a rising market

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Thursday, April 16, 2015
8:00 am - 9:45 am


Ruth Craig
0191 211 7930

The first in a series of joint seminars between GVA, Muckle LLP and Turner & Townsend. This first seminar will address key issues and challenges in the local marketplace.

Alan Smith and Jonathan Lunn of Turner and Townsend will review how experienced contractors are being more selective about which projects they bid for and the procurement and commercial risks they are willing to take on. Given the increasing workload on limited supply chains, we will explain how client teams will have to develop the capability to be commercially flexible when procuring a project to facilitate a successful project outcome.  Turner and Townsend are responding to the challenges in the marketplace and will suggest procurement strategies to manage risk and mitigate commercial risk and provide assurances to clients.


AlanAlan is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor who has extensive experience across a number of sectors with an emphasis more recently on Industrial and Manufacturing.

In over 20 years he has amassed considerable procurement and delivery experience and has a keen commercial awareness. As well as working in private practice for a number of years he has also gained experience working for a contractor, national house builder and commercial and residential development companies. As a consequence of the diversity of the organisations he has worked for he fully understands the importance of working in a team environment to deliver the optimum outcomes for the Client.


JonathanJonathan is a results oriented Project Manager, with wide ranging professional and technical experience of development project management, combined with good commercial awareness. Has a ‘hands-on’ approach to problem solving, is not afraid of responsibility and able to direct confidently. An excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills, who can easily integrate into a multi-disciplined team or lead it. Has a track record of completing quality projects on time and to budget.


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