Sunday, May 24, 2009

Catalyst targets social housing PFI

Catalyst Lend Lease is raising its PFI bidding game, appointing former Trillium director Paul Hemmings to the new post of bid operations manager.

Hemmings will spearhead a move to break into the social housing PFI sector as well as increase bid rates in CLL's core sectors of education and waste management.

His appointment parallels a major restructuring at parent company Bovis Lend Lease earlier this month, aimed at beating the recession. Under the restructuring Lend Lease Project Management head Nick Saclley was tasked with improving the firms bidding rates with particular focus on PFI.

Hemmings comes with extensive PFI experience, particularly in the education sector. At Trillium, Hemmings headed the firm's PFI special purpose company InspirED Education and managed all Trillium’s new primary PFI infrastructure bids. He was also  programme director for the company’s Somerset BSF bid.


Catalyst targets social housing PFI


Prior to that Paul worked for 24 years with Amec Capital Projects and then moved to Amec Project Investments for six years. He began his career as a civil engineer with Fairclough Civil Engineering in 1978.

“Paul’s experience will be vital to us, both in current and future bids,” said Gary Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of Catalyst Lend Lease.  “As a business we have a good record of converting bids to wins and now with Paul’s help we aim to further improve on that conversion rate and increase our competitiveness.”