What people say about us…

“As Chairman of one of the most efficient, high performing registered housing providers in the UK, I received support and advice of the highest calibre from Richard Humphrey of Constructing Professionals Ltd., in his role as Vice Chair. For the last 4 years he has helped me ensure we have retained, via the regulator, the highest level of governance rating for our affordable property business. He has delivered the significant duties and responsibilities of his Non-Executive Board Director role with great diligence, integrity and professionalism.

Richard chaired the Remuneration Committee and contributed to the Audit & Risk Committee: undertaking both roles with great enthusiasm, skill and experience. He has a very engaging approach and develops relationships with other Board Directors and staff extremely well. His contributions to our organisational change and development programmes has been exemplary and has added a highly valued, influential voice in all key decisions including our preparations for amalgamation with one of the largest housing associations operating in North East England and beyond. I am fully aware of his previous roles and responsibilities, as well as his proven ability to balance his operational understanding with his strategic capabilities. I have no hesitation in recommending him as a worthy candidate to serve on other Boards of Directors or governing bodies in any related sector”.

Sebert Cox OBE

“The University of Salford, Manchester engaged Constructing Professionals Ltd to deliver seminar and lecture sessions on leadership and related topics for our Construction Project Management degree course. This course is accredited by RICS and CIOB. The University is highly ranked and 100 % of successful students are currently gaining employment within 6 months of graduation. The School of the Built Environment has recently reached 36th position (and 5th in the UK) as rated by the prestigious QS Top Universities world ranking system.  CP Ltd delivered a highly informed, hugely engaging session and the feedback received from attendees was amongst some of the best I have received since becoming Programme Director here at Salford. Delivered with passion and enthusiasm to an excellent standard CP Ltd have a distinct ability to combine in-depth practitioner level experience with previous and current academic and higher educational teaching – this places them in a quite unique position to assist learning and aid understanding. Given their success, the University has engaged CP Ltd across a range of current and future planned topics at the University and I personally would strongly recommend them to other higher and further educational institutions to help you in the delivery of your study programmes”

Dr Chika Udeaja MCIOB MSc BEng FHEAProgramme Director Construction Project Management Salford University

“The standard of support and guidance that I have received from Constructing Professionals during the Chartered Membership Programme has been excellent. My current experience and personal circumstances were considered by Richard prior to any tuition, who then used this information to tailor the learning specifically to my needs. Richard has guided me through the process, fitting in around my busy schedule to provide support whenever needed, helping me to achieve a Distinction in the CMP Exam. I would highly recommend Constructing Professionals to anyone who is looking to complete the CMP. The final part of my professional development  was the Professional Review; and once again as part of the excellent guidance and support provided by CPL and Richard my application was successful and my aspiration to attain Chartered status with CIOB is now achieved.”

Adam Bidhendy  MCIOBSenior Project Manager  KIER GROUP

“We are one of the largest construction companies in the Gulf and as we recruit staff from all over the world setting benchmarks was extremely problematic. We reviewed all the professional bodies and the CIOB offered the most comprehensive range of qualifications across the construction management disciplines required – their approved courses would enable us to grade our staff from a common benchmark.  As a foremost, approved provider Constructing Professionals Ltd were invited to submit a proposal on how they would provide and deliver an in-depth Training and Development Programme to our staff from across the globe.

We were impressed by CPL’s comprehensive yet flexible proposal and speedily engaged them to assist and commence the programme. Delivered over 10 months on a regular basis, Richard of CPL held high quality sessions both on site and at Head Office in Qatar. CPL also established an online portal for the students to post questions and receive comprehensive responses. The programme was so successful and Richard so popular that more staff wanted to partake beyond what was practicable for us as a general contractor. The sessions were frequently attended by Senior Executives who all gave extremely positive feedback.

Richards passion, enthusiasm, commitment and level of impact extended through to the individual performance of students in their day to day jobs – as this was visibly enhanced. Success was confirmed when exam results revealed a 100% pass rate. When it comes to first class T&D bespoke delivery I would highly recommend CPL to all companies.”

Andrew Robertson MSc, BSc(Hons), CCM, FCIOB, FCMI, MCIArb, MIACCM, MICCP, MIoDCommercial and Contracts Dispute Consultant

“Having known and worked with Richard professionally for over three years, I have been continually impressed by his ability to engage, communicate and inspire academics, industry specialists and fellow professionals.

 Through my knowledge of his work at a leading construction industry professional body, where he is highly regarded, he demonstrates a very high level of commitment and a refreshing leadership style. Nowhere was this more comprehensively demonstrated than the enthusiasm and skill that he brought to the committees that he has served on and lead, where he encourages the highest level of participation and the development of imaginative, yet practical and robust solutions to business and academic problems.

 I have also observed that when working with others he is very interested in their views and respectful of their knowledge and experience, which results in thought provoking discussion on technical and professional issues, the methodical analysis of problems and the delivery of sound advice, from which I have personally benefitted. This is always done in a very good humoured yet professional manner and one that recognises and is respectful of their time and other commitments.

 I have no hesitation in commending Richard to serve in other governance roles in professional, academic and other industry bodies”. 

Philip Hynard FCIOB, FRICS, MBIFM, MAPMDirector, Cost Management AECOM