Category: Insight

CPC’s Market forecast across sectors and regions

Stagflation and flight to safety will cushion the fall in construction prices. There will be opportunities for Clients to take advantage of an attractive buying window within the next 12 months. CPC – 2020 2021 Market Forecast – Final 20.5.20  

Why forecasts of a steep decline in building prices may be overstated

Expect spooked investors and developers to hold onto cash, says CPC’s Mark Cleverly Following the immediate disruption to construction sites and business caused by the covid-19 pandemic, debate and discussion has turned to what is the long-term outlook for the construction industry and tender prices. CPC’s conversations with clients and contractors indicate that prices have …

The Case for Continuity

Can a strategic project management approach help overcome the problems clients are facing in getting their residential projects delivered? The answer is a definite yes. The combination of initiatives designed to increase the supply of new housing and proposed regulatory changes have come together to make the case for appointing a Strategic Project Manager much …

Duncan Adams speaks to APM’s Project on sustainability

With sustainability high on the agenda, CPC’s Duncan Adams spoke to ‘Project’ magazine’s Summer 2019 edition about how sustainability is currently impacting on project managers, what our responsibilities should be, and how we can contribute to improving sustainability in the future through our consultancy services. Project magazine is the official journal for the Association for …

Waking the Sleeping Giant

CPC’s Joseph Infante, features in Rail magazine’s latest publication, (Issue 872, 13 February 2019), where he discusses the impact of the new Rail Sector Deal on SMEs (Small or Medium Sized Enterprises). Joseph asserts that “The SME community in UK rail is, by just about any measure, the most effective and diverse in the world, but the rail …

Top tips to be a successful SME

We have developed some top tips that we believe are essential to be a successful SME. There are 12 tips plus a bonus tip for you to consider: Bonus Tip # – Have a goodwill focus Creating goodwill can be difficult to achieve, hard to measure and takes time. It is often based on perception and …

CPC’s 12 top tips before Christmas

We have started our countdown to Christmas with the ‘Top 12 Tips for success for SMEs’. As an SME, our tips are aimed specifically at those that that are leading and managing SME businesses. We have very different challenges to multi-national companies and those that are self-employed, so we hope these tips will give you …

A Christmas Gift: Northern Powerhouse Rail

With the recent autumn budget bringing extra funding to the Northern Powerhouse Rail project, Adam Richmond considers whether this should be seen as an early Christmas gift for the North West. Adam’s guest blog for pro-manchester, the largest business networking community in the region, delivers an insight into what this rail project will mean for …

Mobility-as-a-Service features in Fleet World

In the May edition of Fleet World, the convergence of different forms of transport through digitalisation known as Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) is one of the key features. The article includes comment from Giles Henday about how technology and the availability of data could enable us to think about our multi-modal journeys as one integrated transport system. …

The Water Cooler Effect

The death of the office, like marriage and newsprint, is one of those things that seems to be always about to happen, but never quite does. For twenty years pundits have been anticipating a revolution in working practices that would see the end of the daily commute, replacing it with some kind of decentralised network. …