Project Five Academy

about

Our mission is to passionately create and transfer knowledge that develops the resilience of organisations in the construction sector.

Project Five Academy is the knowledge transfer channel of Project Five Consulting, a boutique management consultancy dedicated to improving the organisational resilience of construction sector firms.

our people

knowledgeable | creative | passionate

Tim Whitehill

ILM Tutor | BSc MBA | Managing Director

Tim is passionate about improving organisations in the construction sector.

Described as a strategic thinker, Tim has a rare intellect and talent for change and problem solving which he blends expertly with his contextual understanding of the trends and challenges impacting construction sector firms.

Tim has played an influential role in driving improvement in the UK construction sector. Working alongside third sector bodies and universities, he has successfully designed and delivered several business improvement projects with construction firms in areas covering, strategy development, partnering and collaborative working, lean improvement, agile project delivery, BIM and digital transformation, sustainable production and consumption, CSR & social value, and organisational resilience.

Tim has delivered the following business improvement programmes in the construction sector:

  • 2020 to 2022 Digital Leaders with the National Federation of Builders – a CITB funded programme to design and deliver ILM accredited qualifications in Digital Leadership in Construction. [This programme is currently on hold due to Covid-19].
  • 2018 to 2019 BeResilient at the National Federation of Builders – a CITB funded programme aimed at helping companies in the construction sector to implement new working practices in accordance with the British Standards publication, BS 65000:2014 Guidance on Organizational Resilience
  • 2017 to 2021 Being Lean and Seen at Liverpool John Moores University – EU Horizon 2020 funded research programme to understand the trends and challenges of project management in the 21st century.
  • 2016 to 2017 CSR:IMPACT at the National Federation of Builders – a CITB funded programme to support the transformation of CSR business practices in UK construction sector firms.
  • 2011 to 2018 BIM Support at the National Federation of Builders – three phases of CITB funded programmes to support BIM and digital transformation in construction sector firms.
  • 2008 to 2011 North West Construction Knowledge Hub at the Centre for Construction Innovation, University of Salford – an NWDA/EU funded programme to support the transformation of 200 construction sector firms towards sustainable business practices.
  • 2006 to 2008 West Midlands Centre for Constructing Excellence at the University of Wolverhampton – an AWM/EU funded programme to improve the productivity of 300 construction sector organisations across the West Midlands region.

Tim co-authored the Unlocking Productivity report (published by Constructing Excellence in 2015) and the exposé report The Organisational Resilience of The UK Construction Industry – Are we built on a house of cards? (published by Constructing Excellence in 2018).

Tim graduated with a BSc in civil engineering in 1996 from Liverpool John Moores University. He later gained an MBA from LJMU’s Liverpool Business School (LBS) in 2006, focusing his research on the critical success factors for partnering in construction. Tim is currently reading for a DBA at LBS where he is using design science research methodology to develop solutions that operationalise organisational resilience in UK construction firms.

Tim was National Chair for Constructing Excellence clubs between 2014 and 2018 and is the incumbent Chair of Constructing Excellence in Cheshire Warrington & Wirral, which he has held since 2013.

"I imagine a day when all organisations are driven to improve the lives of people, protect the natural environment, and enable economic prosperity for all".

Tim Whitehill

Hannah Carmichael

Academy Director | BA (Hons)

Hannah is passionate about the professional development of people in the construction sector.

Her role as Academy Director is to lead on the programme development and management of all of our ILM & CPD accredited courses available from our Project Five Academy.

Prior to joining Project Five Consulting Hannah was Head of Business & Skills at the National Federation of Builders where she was instrumental in bringing to market several new learning and development programmes in BIM and digital, CSR and organisational resilience.

Hannah was programme manager of the following business improvement programmes in the construction sector:

  • 2020 to 2022 Digital Leaders with the National Federation of Builders – a CITB funded programme to design and deliver ILM accredited qualifications in Digital Leadership in Construction [currently on hold due to Covid-19].
  • 2018 to 2019 BeResilient at the National Federation of Builders – a CITB funded programme aimed at helping companies in the construction sector to implement new working practices in accordance with the British Standards publication, BS 65000:2014 Guidance on Organizational Resilience
  • 2016 to 2017 CSR:IMPACT at the National Federation of Builders – a CITB funded programme to support the transformation of CSR business practices in UK construction sector firms.
  • 2016 to 2018 Digital Construction at the National Federation of Builders – a CITB funded programme to support BIM and digital transformation in construction sector firms.
  • 2016 to 2017 Sustainable Skills for the SME at the National Federation of Builders – a CITB funded programme to support construction SMEs with school engagement opportunities.

Hannah graduated with a BA (Hons) in Public Relations in 2010 from the University of Central Lancashire.

Hannah is a volunteer committee member for Constructing Excellence in Cheshire Warrington & Wirral, which she joined in 2020.

"Seeing people develop themselves, their ideas, and their knowledge through our courses is very rewarding.

Hannah Carmichael

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