In 2011 Tim founded Invennt with Brendan Morahan. It’s a specialist management consultancy. Invennt seeks to “create value through construction”. Invennt works with construction client’s (Crossrail, Developers, LUL and other train operators) to help them gain more value from their investments. They also work with the supply chain from Tier 1 down to Tier 3 and component suppliers to help them achieve their strategic goals.
Tim leads the Research & Development (R&D) Tax reclaim practice for Invennt. Tim is passionate about helping UK construction become more successful. He is a big advocate for companies of all types working in the construction sector claiming their just rewards for under-taking R&D activities. Most don’t and are missing out on big benefits.
Tim also leads Invennt’s offering in collaborative working. In 2013 year Tim conducted an extensive piece of research with Crossrail, looking at the quality of collaborative leadership and its impact on project delivery performance. This work focussed on the potential for significant improvement in the performance of Joint Ventures by taking a strategic view of their internal, behaviours, governance and ways of working. Since then Invennt has worked extensively on behavioural procurement for both clients and supply chain.
In 2014 Tim founded a technology start-up - Lima Insights. Lima insights seeks to create value through analysis and interpretation of big data.
Tim started his career as a geotechnical engineer working in the foundations sector with what is now Skanska. During this time Tim’s experience included operational, business development and general management roles. Moving to Taylor Woodrow in 2004 he was instrumental in growing their rail business from £35million to what is now greater than a £250 million per year turnover business. Taylor Woodrow was bought by VINCI in 2008 and Tim was appointed business development director for this business. The role included bringing the two businesses together and introducing new systems and practices to the business development function. A number of significant joint ventures were formed which succeeding in winning over £1 Billion pounds of work.
Tim is the author of a number of papers dealing with relationship marketing and has collaborated with UCL on a number of research projects in this area.
Tim has masters’ degrees from University College London and Imperial College. He started his university education studying civil engineering at Salford University. He is a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Constructors and Paviors.