North West-based project, cost and programme management company hits two-year milestone following rapid expansion and new appointments
Leading industry experts, Hive Projects, is celebrating two years of rapid growth, doubling its turnover, securing contract wins and expanding its leadership team.
Hive Projects is a thriving and dynamic project, cost and programme management company that works in the property, construction and healthcare sectors across the North West. Set up in 2020, the firm has defied the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic by generating turnover in excess of £1m in year two, the result of a diverse and robust client portfolio that includes the likes of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care Foundation Trust, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Stockport Council and Oldham Council. Its workforce has also increased fivefold in the same two year period.
Chris Waine, a former senior director at Arcadis with 20 years experience in the construction industry, joins Hive Projects’ leadership team as another equity director. Chris will work alongside fellow directors and co-founders of Hive Projects, Liz Hartley, Mackayla Colwell and Paul Roberts. Another ex-Arcadis director, Kevin Breen, also joins the Hive Projects’ senior team, bringing with him 20 years of cost and commercial management experience in the public sector, and adds a new capability to this growing business.
Liz Hartley, director, Hive Projects, said:
“To come through the pandemic and to be able to mark our two-year milestone with such incredible figures and optimism is not only testament to the skill and talent of our brilliant team but also to the strong values the company was founded upon. What sets us apart from our competitors is our commitment to giving clients a thorough and personal service. And as directors, we are not afraid to get hands-on in projects to get the job done. We feel that this is something that is severely lacking in our industry.
“Through our experience and connections, we have been successful in building a diverse client portfolio which I believe has helped us to be resilient and to overcome the challenges that continue to hit the industry, from the pandemic to Brexit. Our focus this year is to grow these existing partnerships and expand further with new clients. I am excited to see where these conversations take us.”