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Managing Partners

CAROLE ASKER

Carole has held a number of senior directorships within the sector and has a wealth of multi-disciplinary experience and knowledge that she is able to bring to the projects our clients undertake.

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A fully qualified accountant with over 20 years’ experience in the Housebuilding and Construction Industry, Carole has worked for a variety of companies including Taylor Wimpey, Balfour Beatty and the Avant Group where she was Divisional Finance Director and latterly Group IT and Systems Director, before moving into consultancy.

Carole has extensive experience in managing large business transformation projects. As a consultant Carole has restructured companies both from an operational and systems perspective, as well as managed new systems implementations and developed business policies and procedures. Carole works with clients to fully understand their requirements and expectations in order to design best practice solutions, which drive the desired improvements in business operation and performance.

PAUL KING

Paul is a highly experienced business consultant and project manager who has worked in various parts of the Built Environment Industry for over 15 years, having delivered transformation and change programs for companies of all sizes, from start-ups to FTSE100’s.

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Paul has successfully delivered a wide range of projects including employment strategy, transformational change, process re-engineering, supply chain improvements, training and development strategy and implementation, and systems implementation and improvement projects, all of varying size and scale.

Paul works closely with clients to understand and implement the required changes in order to deliver best practice and drive efficiencies throughout their business and to help achieve their goals.

READ MORE ABOUT CAROLE

A fully qualified accountant with over 20 years’ experience in the Housebuilding and Construction Industry, Carole has worked for a variety of companies including Taylor Wimpey, Balfour Beatty and the Avant Group where she was Divisional Finance Director and latterly Group IT and Systems Director, before moving into consultancy.

Carole has extensive experience in managing large business transformation projects. As a consultant, Carole has restructured companies both from an operational and systems perspective, as well as managed new systems implementations and developed business policies and procedures. Carole works with clients to fully understand their requirements and expectations in order to design best practice solutions, which drive the desired improvements in business operation and performance.

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Paul has successfully delivered a wide range of projects including employment strategy, transformational change, process re-engineering, supply chain improvements, training and development strategy and implementation, and systems implementation and improvement projects, all of varying size and scale.

Paul works closely with clients to understand and implement the required changes in order to deliver best practice and drive efficiencies throughout their business and to help achieve their goals.

CONSULTANTS

Giles Asker

Head of Consultancy

Giles is a senior executive with over 25 years’ experience in the Housebuilding Industry, having held numerous senior positions including Construction Director, Operations Director, Divisional Chairman and Regional MD.

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Giles is an experienced leader and manager, who has developed exceptional front-line management and strategic capabilities throughout his career, dealing with often difficult and complex change, business restructuring and process re-engineering.

Giles has successfully restructured businesses, devised and implemented procedures, designed new house type ranges and has always remained focused on delivering excellence in quality and customer service.

With this level of experience Giles is well placed to understand the challenges facing our clients in the Housebuilding Industry and to advise and support our clients through change projects ensuring that they can achieve their objectives.

Zoe Butler

Applications Consultant

Zöe has an extensive background in the Housebuilding sector having worked for one of the Top 4 UK housebuilders for 13 years, working firstly as a Management Accountant within a divisional office, before moving into a centrally based project and systems role.

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This role involved implementing systems, identifying improvements to processes, one to one training and supporting users at all levels post roll out.

The mixture of these roles has enabled Zöe to see things from both sides to enable systems and processes to be adapted to suit all users and better equipped to provide the necessary support needed.

Zöe also has experience working with smaller businesses in finance and support roles and enjoys delivering a friendly service to clients ensuring their requirements are met.

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Giles is an experienced leader and manager, who has developed exceptional front-line management and strategic capabilities throughout his career, dealing with often difficult and complex change, business restructuring and process re-engineering.

Giles has successfully restructured businesses, devised and implemented procedures, designed new house type ranges and has always remained focused on delivering excellence in quality and customer service.

With this level of experience Giles is well placed to understand the challenges facing our clients in the Housebuilding Industry and to advise and support our clients through change projects ensuring that they can achieve their objectives.

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This role involved implementing systems, identifying improvements to processes, one to one training and supporting users at all levels post roll out.

The mixture of these roles has enabled Zöe to see things from both sides to enable systems and processes to be adapted to suit all users and better equipped to provide the necessary support needed.

Zöe also has experience working with smaller businesses in finance and support roles and enjoys delivering a friendly service to clients ensuring their requirements are met.

Rhodri Richards

Commercial Consultant

Rhodri is highly qualified construction professional combining years of experience as a senior commercial professional with an MSc in Computing and time spent as a Business Systems Project Manager. With over 25 years in the Construction Industry and unique background, this has brought him vast experience of housing development and contracting alike and brings an ideal blend of knowledge to the team. 

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Rhodri has extensive experience as a Commercial Manager in housing development, contracting and affordable housing, and has also worked as a Quantity Surveyor in main contractor and subcontractor environments. He is skilled in commercial team leadership, commercial process improvement, risk management and the management of cost control, procurement, PQQ production and tender submissions. 

Rhodri’s interest in Construction I.T. and business improvement led him undertake his MSc in Computing and successfully manage the implementation of finance, estimating, project management, document management and construction management software within contracting and housing development companies.     

Kerry Nelis

Financial Consultant

Kerry is a CIMA-qualified Management Accountant and Finance Manager with extensive experience managing and accurately controlling business finances, having worked in the Construction Industry for the past 8 years.   

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Kerry brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from across a broad range of sectors.  

Following a company acquisition, Kerry took the lead in transitioning from one financial system across and into COINS where her capabilities and experiences have further developed over the past 6 years.   

Kerry’s meticulous attention to detail and sound technical skills enable her to impact clients positively, especially under pressure and in a fast-paced environment. 

Kerry’s knowledge of COINS enables her to bring first-hand experience to a client’s needs with clear direction and communication. 

READ MORE ABOUT RHODRI

Rhodri has extensive experience as a Commercial Manager in housing development, contracting and affordable housing, and has also worked as a Quantity Surveyor in main contractor and subcontractor environments. He is skilled in commercial team leadership, commercial process improvement, risk management and the management of cost control, procurement, PQQ production and tender submissions. 

Rhodri’s interest in Construction I.T. and business improvement led him undertake his MSc in Computing and successfully manage the implementation of finance, estimating, project management, document management and construction management software within contracting and housing development companies.     

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Kerry brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from across a broad range of sectors.  

Following a company acquisition, Kerry took the lead in transitioning from one financial system across and into COINS where her capabilities and experiences have further developed over the past 6 years.   

Kerry’s meticulous attention to detail and sound technical skills enable her to impact clients positively, especially under pressure and in a fast-paced environment. 

Kerry’s knowledge of COINS enables her to bring first-hand experience to a client’s needs with clear direction and communication. 

Andrew Collison

Intern

Andrew comes from a background in systems design and programming, and enjoys researching a problem to understand it from all angles to find the simplest solution.

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Andrew recently received an MSc in Computing Systems from Nottingham Trent University, and has 10 years of shipping experience where he has mastered how to optimise his speed to prioritise deadlines.

While completing a degree in Public Health, Andrew conducted research from which he learned how to communicate and visualise data. Andrew’s creativity equips him with resourcefulness in simplifying complex data.

Andrew works closely with the team across all aspects of the business offering support. He is also responsible for designing automations for various programs that cut out some of the repetitive tasks from the team’s workflow. His attention to detail has helped him examine projects carefully for mistakes and track the small details that lead to the timely completion of a project.

Danielle Mills

Commercial Consultant

Danielle is a qualified Quantity Surveyor with over 10 years’ experience within the House Building and Construction industry holding a BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying and the Environment. She is skilled in commercial process improvement, management of cost control and procurement.

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Danielle has extensive experience as a Quantity Surveyor in construction (New Build and Refurbishment) and Property Services.  She has worked as a Quantity Surveyor in main contractor and subcontractor environments. Danielle enjoys the variety of work as a consultant and has always had an interest in the Built Environment.

Danielle carries a wealth of knowledge around, procurement, subcontract management, cost management and reporting, whilst also being aware of auditing, monitoring and implementing new procedures and policies. Her BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying and the Environment combined with her experience in the industry brings a depth of additional knowledge to the team. 

READ MORE ABOUT ANDREW

Andrew recently received an MSc in Computing Systems from Nottingham Trent University, and has 10 years of shipping experience where he has mastered how to optimise his speed to prioritise deadlines.

While completing a degree in Public Health, Andrew conducted research from which he learned how to communicate and visualise data. Andrew’s creativity equips him with resourcefulness in simplifying complex data.

Andrew works closely with the team across all aspects of the business offering support. He is also responsible for designing automations for various programs that cut out some of the repetitive tasks from the team’s workflow. His attention to detail has helped him examine projects carefully for mistakes and track the small details that lead to the timely completion of a project.

READ MORE ABOUT DANIELLE

Danielle has extensive experience as a Quantity Surveyor in construction (New Build and Refurbishment) and Property Services.  She has worked as a Quantity Surveyor in main contractor and subcontractor environments. Danielle enjoys the variety of work as a consultant and has always had an interest in the Built Environment.

Danielle carries a wealth of knowledge around, procurement, subcontract management, cost management and reporting, whilst also being aware of auditing, monitoring and implementing new procedures and policies. Her BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying and the Environment combined with her experience in the industry brings a depth of additional knowledge to the team. 

Marie Axton

Financial Consultant

Marie is a CIMA-qualified Management Accountant with over 25 years of experience working in Management Accounting, Financial Systems Projects and Group Finance Projects based work within the Housebuilding Industry gained at one of the Top 4 UK housebuilders.

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In Marie’s previous role she was responsible for the development of technical solutions to meet changes in Government legislation and Accounting Standards.  This included testing, implementation, writing reports and collating data checking that the implementation was successful.  Marie was part of the Coins implementation team, involved in testing and configuration.

Marie also holds a Prince2 Foundation Certificate and has provided operational experience within a Divisional and Central Finance Team before moving on to work on financial system based projects.

Marie has been involved in implementing systems, training users, developing reports and providing in-depth analysis to drive improvements and develop best practices.

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In Marie’s previous role she was responsible for the development of technical solutions to meet changes in Government legislation and Accounting Standards.  This included testing, implementation, writing reports and collating data checking that the implementation was successful.  Marie was part of the Coins implementation team, involved in testing and configuration.

Marie also holds a Prince2 Foundation Certificate and has provided operational experience within a Divisional and Central Finance Team before moving on to work on financial system based projects.

Marie has been involved in implementing systems, training users, developing reports and providing in-depth analysis to drive improvements and develop best practices.

BUSINESS SERVICES

Tracey Dakin

Business Support Manager

Tracey has worked as a PA for senior directors within the Housebuilding Industry for many years and has developed a great understanding of the industry and our client’s requirements.

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Tracey fulfils a key role within the business liaising with both internal and external customers to ensure that business operations run smoothly. She has the ability to adapt within her role as and when needed, allowing her to organise, prioritise and communicate with individuals at every level.

Tracey works as an integral part of the team to ensure standards set result in successful projects being delivered, and the systems used remain compliant.

LINDA SKINNER

Project Co-ordinator

Linda excels at supporting, organising and helping people achieve their required outcomes.

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Linda has a background in the Education sector where she has spent many years as a Chair of Governors as well as a Teacher for a private school. She has been a volunteer for a charitable organisation for most of her life which has seen her in many teaching and leadership roles, helping people of various ages and experience.

Linda’s experience has given her the ability to not only see the bigger picture and broader requirements, but to also see and understand the detail when co-ordinating projects.

Linda brings an organised and disciplined approach to all projects she works on.

READ MORE ABOUT TRACEY

Tracey fulfils a key role within the business liaising with both internal and external customers to ensure that business operations run smoothly. She has the ability to adapt within her role as and when needed, allowing her to organise, prioritise and communicate with individuals at every level.

Tracey works as an integral part of the team to ensure standards set result in successful projects being delivered, and the systems used remain compliant.

READ MORE ABOUT LINDA

Linda has a background in the Education sector where she has spent many years as a Chair of Governors as well as a Teacher for a private school. She has been a volunteer for a charitable organisation for most of her life which has seen her in many teaching and leadership roles, helping people of various ages and experience.

Linda’s experience has given her the ability to not only see the bigger picture and broader requirements, but to also see and understand the detail when co-ordinating projects.

Linda brings an organised and disciplined approach to all projects she works on.

Stephanie Dakin

Marketing Co-ordinator

Stephanie has significant PR and Marketing expertise supported by a BA (Hons) Design and Innovation degree, CIPR and CIM memberships.

She designs innovative content and has an eye for detail, whilst demonstrating a passion and flair for creativity, showing skills in identifying solutions, planning and organisation.
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Stephanie has a BA (Hons) Design and Innovation degree, CIPR and CIM memberships and is currently studying for her Level 6 CIM Qualification in Professional Digital Marketing. This came from a passion to explore the opportunities of Marketing, Design and Sales.  

Having worked in the public sector for the last 6 years Stephanie’s skills are now focused on engaging with our clients both current and future, creating a strong online presence by publishing content which engages all and brings people’s attention to the possibilities which are achievable when working with Optimum.  

READ MORE ABOUT STEPHANIE

Stephanie has a BA (Hons) Design and Innovation degree, CIPR and CIM memberships and is currently studying for her Level 6 CIM Qualification in Professional Digital Marketing. This came from a passion to explore the opportunities of Marketing, Design and Sales. 

Having worked in the public sector for the last 6 years Stephanie’s skills are now focused on engaging with our clients both current and future, creating a strong online presence by publishing content which engages all and brings people’s attention to the possibilities which are achievable when working with Optimum.  

JOIN THE TEAM

We are always looking for great people to join our team.

If you would be interested in having a chat with us then please get in contact, we would love to hear from you.

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Optimum Consulting Global Ltd. Company Reg: 11777913
Southgate House, Southgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1UD

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