Project Management

We know your projects range widely and are diverse, so our dynamic service is able to add value and support strategic projects from large Local Authorities to smaller one-off projects. We have your back!

We have extensive experience of providing a total project management service for all types. Whether this by capital builds and refurbishments, through to the creation of feasibility studies, change management, risk registers and anything in-between.

We pride ourselves on providing a tailored project management solution that assists our clients in establishing their options, defining their project needs and managing project delivery – we become your trusted advisor.

As project managers, we plan and control every aspect of the project life-cycle from concept to completion and handover. Our project management service includes initiating the project, definition, direction, planning quality, controlling stages, stakeholder management and successful delivery of projects on your behalf.

We have an excellent reputation for successfully delivering projects on time, on budget and maintaining required quality standards. Read our testimonials to gain more assurance.

We ensure that our clients’ corporate goals and business benefits are realised through a controlled, well-managed and visible set of activities to achieve the desired results. Our approach is adaptable to meet your specific needs and processes.

Successful projects are business-plan led.  A good business plan is fundamental to gaining stakeholders support within the context of the project. We apply project management methodologies in a clear and transparent way to ease confusion and aide clarity of purpose.

Project Business Case

Dependant on your situation, your company might need to review your current business case or establish a new plan to ensure the project is the right fit and delivers comercial benefit to the organisation. This is especially pertinent if you are looking for some form of funding for the project, where a business case will be required.

Birchwod Business Consultants can assist you in the design of a project business case to best suit your organisation and offer the greatest opportunities from the  start. In order to do this we will work with you to ensure that the business case is:

  • is well considered;
  • clearly defines the project and its implications;
  • is factual and not based on overly optimistic assumptions;
  • dovetails in with other statutory and non-statutory documentation where required and can support a planning application if relevant;
  • defines the project’s governance and staffing arrangements including the development team;
  • shows that the key assumptions are consistent with local and wider market conditions which are well researched;
  • highlights the known/perceived risks and ways of mitigation
  • sets out a realistic timetable for the development of the project; and
  • has specialist input where the project requires it.

Our Services

Whether you are looking for the complete package with end to end management or elements within, we can help. Specific assistance includes, but not limited to the following elements:

  • Project initiation documents;
  • Business case creation;
  • Assistance in formation of the project team (if required);
  • Plan for quality;
  • Risk registers;
  • Configuration libraries;
  • Establish work packages and milestones;
  • Change control;
  • Budget management;
  • Highlight reports;
  • Post project review and project evaluation

To learn more about how Birchwood Business Consultants can assist you call Mike on 07870 488995.

Project Management

We know your projects range widely and are diverse, so our dynamic service is able to add value and support strategic projects from large Local Authorities to smaller one-off projects. We have your back!

We have extensive experience of providing a total project management service for all types. Whether this by capital builds and refurbishments, through to the creation of feasibility studies, change management, risk registers and anything in-between.

We pride ourselves on providing a tailored project management solution that assists our clients in establishing their options, defining their project needs and managing project delivery – we become your trusted advisor.

As project managers, we plan and control every aspect of the project life-cycle from concept to completion and handover. Our project management service includes initiating the project, definition, direction, planning quality, controlling stages, stakeholder management and successful delivery of projects on your behalf.

We have an excellent reputation for successfully delivering projects on time, on budget and maintaining required quality standards. Read our testimonials to gain more assurance.

We ensure that our clients’ corporate goals and business benefits are realised through a controlled, well-managed and visible set of activities to achieve the desired results. Our approach is adaptable to meet your specific needs and processes.

Successful projects are business-plan led.  A good business plan is fundamental to gaining stakeholders support within the context of the project. We apply project management methodologies in a clear and transparent way to ease confusion and aide clarity of purpose.

Project Business Case

Dependant on your situation, your company might need to review your current business case or establish a new plan to ensure the project is the right fit and delivers comercial benefit to the organisation. This is especially pertinent if you are looking for some form of funding for the project, where a business case will be required.

Birchwod Business Consultants can assist you in the design of a project business case to best suit your organisation and offer the greatest opportunities from the  start. In order to do this we will work with you to ensure that the business case is:

  • is well considered;
  • clearly defines the project and its implications;
  • is factual and not based on overly optimistic assumptions;
  • dovetails in with other statutory and non-statutory documentation where required and can support a planning application if relevant;
  • defines the project’s governance and staffing arrangements including the development team;
  • shows that the key assumptions are consistent with local and wider market conditions which are well researched;
  • highlights the known/perceived risks and ways of mitigation
  • sets out a realistic timetable for the development of the project; and
  • has specialist input where the project requires it.

Our Services

Whether you are looking for the complete package with end to end management or elements within, we can help. Specific assistance includes, but not limited to the following elements:

  • Project initiation documents;
  • Business case creation;
  • Assistance in formation of the project team (if required);
  • Plan for quality;
  • Risk registers;
  • Configuration libraries;
  • Establish work packages and milestones;
  • Change control;
  • Budget management;
  • Highlight reports;
  • Post project review and project evaluation

To learn more about how Birchwood Business Consultants can assist you call Mike on 07870 488995.

Testimonials

As General Manager of Swan Pool working for Everyone Active and in partnership with Aylesbury Vale District Council I had the pleasure of working with Mike Carter in his role as principle lead on what was a high value construction project for the community of Buckingham town. The Swan Pool development project was delivered by Mike and his team from conception to completion with a value of £3 million pounds of capital investment on time and in budget, a rarity in this day and age.

The success in planning a multi phased build project in a live environment was down in no small part to Mike’s organisational skills, detail orientated planning and his ability to communicate these plans appropriately to the necessary partners in the project.

Through his hard work, perseverance and determination at critical stages of the development Mike achieved a well rounded project with all stake holders included into a customer orientated project that delivered on its aims for the Council and the Operator, delivering upgraded services and most importantly the end user as well.

I would gladly work with or alongside Mike in similar projects in the future and value his opinions and experience.

Mr James Ewart

General Manager

Swan Pool and Leisure Centre

Buckingham

I am delighted to have the opportunity of providing a testimonial for Mike Carter regarding his significant contribution to the success of a number of sizeable projects at AVDC.

Mike was extensively involved in the procurement, tendering and management of the Leisure Management Contract for the council’s 2 leisure centres.  Mike was heavily involved in drafting the specification and performance management system to manage the contract, and was the lead monitoring officer for the contract, forging effective relationships with the operator. Mike’s knowledge of procurement practices and procedures and ensured that the project was delivered on time. 

Mike ensured that the contractor performed in accordance with the specification and took incisive action to correct any shortcomings by the operator.  Mike was also the lead officer at customer forums and effective at chairing meetings with various stakeholders. 

Mike also worked from conception to completion on the £3m modernisation and improvement project of the Swan Pool and Leisure Centre which was delivered on time and to the agreed budget. Mike regularly took the role of “client” and he was involved in every aspect of the project management process and procedures.  Mike was an extremely effective member of the team owing to his excellent organisational skills, attention to detail and problem solving abilities.  Mike was able to forge effective relationships with all members of the design and construction team and through his collaborative approach was able to ensure progress was managed and delivered in accordance with the project plan.

In summary, Mike is a very capable professional project manager and able to work very well on his own or as a member of a team.  He is very knowledgeable in project management, procurement and contract management and can be relied upon to deliver on time and to budget.

Paul Marston-Weston

Contracts Performance, Partnerships and Funding Manager

Commercial Property and Regeneration

Aylesbury Vale District Council