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A motivated and experienced field based Project Manager specialising in commercial fit out and refurbishment  with a strong eye for detail and the ability to bring projects in on time and on budget, with more than 25 years in the industry.

Experienced in working for top tier shopfitting contractors delivering quality services and products ranging from Design Development, Prototyping, Manufacturing Processes, Procurement, Transport, Logistics, Installation and H&S, RAMS etc, with a fully valid CSCS card, SMSTS Certification & First Aid at Work.

Track record in fast-moving store fit out delivery including; Construction Projects, High Street Fit-Outs, Premium Department Store Concession, Airports, Shopping Centre Refurbishments and Warehouse/Shed Fit-Outs from concept to completion to grand openings.

Expertise in blueprint drafting and assessment with ability to communicate, understand and collaborate with architects, designers, contractors, clients and merchandisers throughout the course of a project avoiding oversights, irregularities and driving changes whilst maintaining budgets and profit margin.

Solid understanding of fabrication  processes, including, Metalwork, Joinery, Glass, Acrylic, LED,  Foamex, Dibond, Print, Seating, and Mannequins.  Thus, gaining the ability bringing together complex materials mixtures to achieve desired outcomes.

Strength in value engineering designs and implementing cost effective production methods and installation processes.

Exceptional site management skills with a broad knowledge of building trades, construction methods, drainage, building regulations, electrics and planning stipulations.  Including more than 10 years of direct (hands on) site working experience whilst managing sub contractors on site.

Experienced in delivering and managing projects overseas.

Highly IT literate and an advanced AutoCAD user, with the ability to provide good clear communication, along with an appreciation for design with a thorough awareness of the retail environment and the ultimate objective.

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Retail Fixture Procurement Ltd

Retail Fixture Procurement Ltd – Hemel Hempstead, UK
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER / BUYER October 2016 – November 2017
(ASICS New Concept 2017 – EU, RU & USA)

Wholly owning and overseeing all aspects of ASICS new concept store development strategy for both refits and new store projects.  Working from inception to completion on Flagship Stores for ASICS Europe, ASICS Russia & ASICS USA. Working alongside and co ordinating with other Contractors and reporting directly to the Client(s) and the external Design Agency.

  • Managing and growing products & services offered to the Client
  • Regular meetings with Client, Suppliers and Architectural Design Agency
  • Simultaneously managing multiple projects of various sizes and types at various stages of design, manufacture, construction and installation
  • Attending regular site meeting
  • Technical Design Development of Furniture, Fixtures & Special Items
  • Review of furniture and store design drawings offering innovation and value engineering
  • Tendering & Supplier Selection Globally and pan European
  • Development of installation team’s, ensuring effective working relationships with stakeholders and contractors
  • Creating and managing CP timelines, forecasting
  • Weekly site reports and factory inspections
  • Tracking and managing budgets for each project
  • Prototyping & Manufacturing
  • Driving Supplier Involvement in Product Development
  • Project Planning from Pre-to Post Contract
  • Continuous monitoring of detailed programme of works
  • Pre-Installation Survey
  • Installation / Site Management
  • Site H&S / RAMS

Locations include:

  • Rue d’Amsterdam
  • Kurfürstendamm, Berlin
  • Regent St, London
  • Stadhouderskade, Amsterdam
  • ECI Marbella
  • ECI Barcelona
  • Mall of America, Minnesota
  • Fashion Island, California

Other projects included Shop in Shops, Factory Outlets and Head Office Showrooms including ASICS Tiger and Onitsuka Tiger.

(JD Sports – 2016)
Procurement and delivery of furniture and fixtures for new JD Sport stores worldwide, including elevators, escalators, lighting and both internal and external signage.


Global Display Projects Ltd

Global Display Projects Ltd – Dunstable, UK
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER / BUYER August 2015 – October 2016
(Head of European Supply & Delivery)

Management and development of new and existing UK & EU supply chain, ensuring market leading acquisitions on products, services, materials and sub-contract labour.

Development and management of Project Byers, Project Managers, Working Systems, Reporting Systems and Quality Management Systems.

Negotiating costs whilst building relationships with suppliers, agreeing terms, understanding supplier capabilities and specialities to ensure the best value in our procurement.

Determining correct supply chain with ongoing management and development of selected vendors through selection and auditing process.

Preparation of high value tenders for KAM’s and Sales Director, pre- tender supplier negotiation to ensure best chance of winning bids with strong supplier support.


Umdasch Shopfitting Group

Umdasch Shopfitting Group – Oxford, UK
INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MANAGER Jan 2014 – August 2015
(Premium & Travel Retail Channel)

Managing multi discipline fit out projects from conception to realization for Premium & Retail Travel channel.  Locations included Premium Department Stores, Airports and Ships. Working for international clients and reporting to the Operations Manager, managing multiple projects up to values of £500k.

Ensuring all information on the project brief has been captured and meets suppliers and contractors Globally.  Delivering projects to client’s full satisfaction within programmed time and agreed costs whilst maintaining forecasted profit margins.

Design and development management of high end bespoke Store Fixtures from concept to completion, including GC works, and handover.

  • Procurement, project planning and execution.
  • Responsible for sourcing, negotiating and procuring project purchasing to minimise costs and maximise efficiency within budget and on time.
  • Finding, evaluating and setting up new suppliers and contractors
  • Establishment of a price comparison of three to five quotations
  • Production of purchase orders
  • Control and reconcile commercial documents
  • Procurement of samples, certificates and product innovations
  • Supporting Key Account Managers as and when required
  • Liaising and developing positive working relationships with Stakeholders and Contractors
  • Pre-start survey with preparation of bill of quantities
  • Quality assurance checks
  • Site Supervision for GC works and furniture installations including troubleshooting
  • Preparation of required install information, including Health Safety CDM, RAMS and insurance documents, etc…
  • Manage and coordinate budgets, timelines and schedules
  • Project cost management up to final accounts.


B&Q PLC

Freelance Contractor
SURVEYING & ARCHITECTURAL Jan 2013 – Dec 2013
B&Q PLC – Eastleigh (Southampton),

Production of store layouts and associated detailed drawings from, feasibility to sign off. Managing fixtures merchandise and flow whilst maintaining CAD standards and store planning principles utilising blueprint and financial information. Merchandise, fixtures and building surveys with as-built AutoCAD drawings and photo-sets returned.

Property/Estate – Architectural: Undertaking of property database, producing surveyed building outlines. Including offices, toilets, car parks and site plans, along with detailed information. Assistance to acquisitions in production of proposed sub-lets, detailed sub-lets and feasibility plans in AutoCAD.


Retail Architecture

Freelance Contracts Manager – Nationwide, UK
STORE PLANNING & SURVEYING Nov 2009 – Dec 2013

Programming contracts, arranging contractors and direct labour, implementing working methods, maintaining brand standards for multiple projects, including new store openings and trading stores.

Services provided:

  • Pre-start survey with preparation of bill of quantities.
  • Buying/negotiating rates with contractors/suppliers.
  • Site’s H&S / Risk Assessments & Method Statement
  • Post tender project delivery and project cost management to final accounts.
  • Ensuring activities occurred within exigent timescales and budget.
  • Delivery of complete turnkey projects.

Brands included:

  • O2 Telefonica,
  • Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd,
  • Travis Perkins PLC,
  • Yours Clothing Limited,
  • Clinton Cards,
  • Wicks, and
  • Pizza Hut.

Various other licensing applications, full plan submissions, conceptual design, feasibility, shop window design, retail shopfront design. . .


Dukan System Ltd

Dukan System Ltd – Rushden, UK
DIRECTOR Apr 2002 – Sept 2009

Complete delivery of Shopfitting rollout programme with Independent high street retailers nationwide.

Importers of Arneg, Intrac, Oscartielle and InCold.  Complete with 11,000 sq ft in house joinery workshop and 22,000 sq ft warehouse.

Preparation of tender documentation, scaled floor plans and elevation in AutoCAD for estimating and working purposes including retail furniture production blueprints.

Approved shopfitters for Costcutter, Nisa Today’s (designed and successfully developed first facia store concept for Costcutter & Nisa Today’s roll outs


AN Displays

AN Displays – Wellingborough, UK
SOLE TRADER Apr 1994 – Apr 2002

  • Self-employed shopfitter covering all of London (UK) and surrounding areas.
  • Design & Fit-Out Contractor
  • Completion and handover of 400+ convenience store refits by age 25
  • Management and coordination of all site activity including factory workshop and material supplies. Production of proposed store plans and estimates
  • Design and manufacture retail furniture.
  • Successfully turned-over more than £12 Million during this company’s lifetime.