An Inside Job – The Lowdown on Capital Projects
Many museum staff are thrown into major capital projects with little or no experience of project management. Even those who have may find themselves struggling to understand the world of the many specialist consultants and contractors they have to work with.
In association with Norfolk ProHelp, SHARE has lined up lined up an array of speakers who will talk about how you can best work with their professions to ensure your project runs as smoothly as possible.
The day will include presentations from museums plus a tour of the Norwich Castle Keep redevelopment with a member of the project team, who will discuss their ambitious plans to develop a much-loved historic building which is also a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
The confirmed speakers include:
- Adrian Blakey is a Programme Manager for NPS Group. He is highly skilled in programme planning and management and has recently supported two Norfolk voluntary organisations to develop robust business plans to help move them forward and (hopefully!) secure sustainable funding.
- Architect Janet Jury of Purcell has experience working with a wide range of charities and is particularly skilled at finding the right architectural solutions for historic buildings. Janet is also a Trustee of the Norwich Assembly House Trust.
- A quantity surveyor is key to making sure costs are managed effectively during any construction project – keeping costs down, while making sure standards and quality are kept up. Jonathan Nelson of Richard Utting Associates has over 20 years’ industry experience and has contributed to an enormous range of ProHelp projects.
- Giles Kerkham is Director of the not-for-profit team at Larking Gowen Chartered Accountants and understands the financial pressures facing small organisations as a company director, charity trustee and school governor, as well as an accountant!
- Joe Goldie is Development Manager for Cocksedge Building Contractors. Cocksedge works across a range of sectors and are particularly keen to minimise projects’ environmental impact.
Norfolk ProHelp is a network of professional firms committed to making a difference in their local community by providing free advice and support to the voluntary sector. Members include law firms, accountants, design agencies, surveyors and architects, who each year contribute around £150,000 worth of support to charities and community groups across the county.