Haynes Associates are project management and business development specialists, working across a range of sectors.
Andy Haynes – Lead Associate – is an experienced strategic operator within the not-for-profit/social enterprise sector, with particular experience of strategic planning, financial management, income generation and partnership development. Underpinning this experience with strong organisational management, coaching and leadership skills ensures that projects and services meet financial and non-financial targets, and make a real difference to the people, communities and organisations they are targeted at.
He has advised many charities, local authorities and national organisations on business and quality improvement. Working with local authorities, he has overseen the viability assessment of multi-million pound business units, and, with Walsall Council, has project managed the separation and establishment of an £8m+ business unit as an independent organisation.
Richard Jolly – Associate – is a graduate Chartered Engineer, a member of ICE, CMIOSH, and PMI, with 35 years’ experience within the construction, aviation and education sectors. Richard has managed major projects for blue chip clients, has a record of bringing projects in on time and within budget, and has strong people management skills.
He has directed the developer, design and construction teams on behalf of Vine Trust to complete the new Goldmine Centre (£2.7m, 2,000 square metres), to maximise the available funds and satisfy changing requirements. He has also led teams of planning consultants, construction managers and designers on behalf of Ikea Properties; leading on multiple projects ranging in value from £3m to £13m and 6 months to 2 years.
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