Project and cost management consultancy Faithful+Gould has created a strategic new post to target business in the health sector.
The company has appointed former NHS Estates director of Inventures Roger Pulham to lead health sector teams across the country. Working from the Birmingham office of Faithful+Gould, Roger Pulham is developing a strategy to enable the firm to expand its penetration of the healthcare industry, which is the public sector’s largest area of investment growth, and in which the company has been achieving growing success.
Ian Basford, business planning director, said, "The new role has been created to help us focus our penetration into the NHS, private and independent health marketplaces. Roger brings tremendous directly-relevant experience and understanding that will help to take us towards our target of becoming the pre-eminent project and cost management consultants in the health sector."
Roger Pulham was with Inventures, the consultancy arm of NHS Estates - which is a trading fund of the Department of Health – since 1998. Before that he was with Capitec, a consultancy to the NHS based in Bath, and prior to that was a founder and managing director of NHS consultancy Estech in Plymouth.
Roger commented, "Faithful+Gould has some remarkable strengths. In addition to its core project management and quantity surveying skills, its PFI due diligence work for private funders makes the company ideally suited to offer its expertise to the public sector, too. Also, its life cycle costings and programme management services are exceptional. We will be able to use these strengths as a springboard into the health market."
Faithful+Gould has been involved in a number of health sector contracts to date, including:
- Greater Nottingham LIFT
- South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust – Wythenshawe Hospital
- Southern Derbyshire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
- University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust – Walsgrave Hospital
- Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust - County Hospital
- Norfolk & Norwich Healthcare NHS Trust - Norfolk & Norwich
- University Hospital
Faithful+Gould is a member of the Atkins Group of companies. It is one of the world’s largest project and cost management consultancies. Faithful+Gould employs over 2,000 staff with a turnover in excess of £120 million and has an expanding office base worldwide.