Clarkson Alliance are delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Plenty to the role of Director of Project Management

Mark strengthens Clarkson Alliance senior team by bringing a wealth of industry knowledge along with a drive and collaborative approach which closely matches the company’s culture and approach to delivering projects.

Used to working in complex, high-profile environments under public scrutiny, Mark’s recent background includes Partner & Lead of Project Management for the South West at Rider Levett Bucknall and Director at Gleeds. Prior to joining Gleeds Mark was the co-owner of a Project Management consultancy who were a direct competitor to Clarkson Alliance, so it’s fitting that Mark now joins Clarkson Alliance to head up our Project Management offering.

‘I have known Mark for 28 years, since we first worked together on a Honda (Swindon) project. We’ve stayed in good contact during that time even though we were competitors, as we share similar values in the way we like to work with clients. I am delighted that he is now able to join Clarkson Alliance on the senior team to head up our Project Management offering.’ Graham Clarkson, Chairman, Clarkson Alliance

Mark will be working closely alongside Clarkson Alliance’s Director of Cost Management, David Chapell. ‘Mark impressed us from the start with his background, energy and strong communication skills. His project management expertise compliments our strong cost management offering and he is a close cultural fit to the way we work. He is a huge asset to the team.’ said David

With both project and cost management under the same roof, the organisation is adept at supporting property and regeneration development Manging Directors with end-to-end support. They are experienced in bringing parties together who may not have worked with each other before and with a proven process which keeps  projects on track. Mark joining Clarkson Alliance presents an exciting future for the business enhancing our established brand and reputation within the UK Construction sector.

Increasingly, this support is provided with emphasis on a low carbon agenda, something which the team recognise and are keen to support.

‘One of the reasons I was attracted to join the team is our shared understanding and values around  ‘retrofirst’  as well as customer care.‘ says Mark. ‘I really like Clarkson Alliance’s approach to conducting regular face to face reviews with their customers and tailoring their services to meet the individual needs of their clients, which is probably a key factor to why the organisation has developed long term partnering relationships with their customers. I’m looking forward to working with Graham, David, the rest of team and their clients and in helping Clarkson Alliance realise their growth plans.’

Mark joined the team on 1st September.


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About Clarkson Alliance

Established in 2003, Clarkson Alliance offers project and cost management consultancy to the construction industry. The company’s goal is to provide people with confidence, so that together we can deliver exceptional outcomes. We believe in building and developing high performing teams and work collaboratively with all members of a project team to deliver the best service for our clients. We care about success and are driven by a desire to continually improve our processes and a belief that people are at the heart of projects and are most likely to excel when they are able to work to their strengths.

We have experience working across a range of sectors including leisure, heritage and education. Projects include: Ongoing refurbishment partnership with Freedom Leisure, flagship new build leisure developments for the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and Arun District Council, Heritage Lottery Funded restoration of the Caledonian Clock Tower in north London