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First SME in the construction consultancy sector to achieve this status

The Clarkson Alliance, a leading construction consultancy delivering business benefits to the health and leisure, education and heritage sectors, today announced it has been awarded corporate accreditation status by the Association for Project Management (APM) for its Project Manager Professional Development Programme. The Clarkson Alliance is proud to be the first SME in the construction industry to receive this honour.

The APM corporate accreditation programme is a stringent assessment of an organisation’s professional development scheme, ensuring that it can attract and retain the cream of the country’s project management talent. Customers and stakeholders of corporate accredited companies are assured of the highest levels of quality and professionalism and an ongoing commitment to developing individuals.

Chief Executive of APM, Andrew Bragg said “The Association for Project Management is proud to award corporate accreditation to The Clarkson Alliance. Within APM’s professional community, organisations of every type have an important role to play in raising the bar of project professionalism and as an SME, The Clarkson Alliance typifies good practice in supporting APM’s 5 Dimensions of Professionalism.”

“It is especially gratifying to be recognised by the leading professional organisation in project management for our achievements in the personal and professional development of our staff,” said Graham Clarkson, Managing Director of The Clarkson Alliance. “As a small organisation this endorsement means we are truly able to set the standard for excellence and stand out in a competitive environment. We have always had a strong focus on coaching and developing our people and by implementing the APM’s structured competency framework, we can offer the best levels of service and professionalism in the industry.”

Since it was founded in 2003, The Clarkson Alliance has always recognised that users of project management services in the construction sector need reliable and professional expertise to mitigate risks and deliver projects on time and within budget. The company has delivered many successful projects for clients such as Oxford City Council and Holmes Place health clubs. Today’s announcement underscores its continuing commitment to delivering outstanding service to its customers whilst raising the profile and value of the role of project management.

About the Association for Project Management

Founded in 1972, the Association for Project Management has been at the forefront of the development of project, programme and portfolio management for 40 years.

The APM is committed to developing and promoting project and programme management through its five dimensions of professionalism.

The Association is a registered charity with over 19,000 individual and 500 corporate members making it the largest professional body of its kind in Europe.  As part of its strategy to raise awareness and standards in the profession it is currently in the process of applying for a Royal Charter.

About The Clarkson Alliance

The Clarkson Alliance are consultant project managers delivering capital investment projects which provide business benefits to their customers in the health and leisure, education and heritage sectors. They provide a collaborative project management service which maximises opportunities and minimises risks to deliver new and improved facilities on time and within budget, creating a shared value amongst project stakeholders.

For more information on The Clarkson Alliance, visit


Andrea Barnard

Tel: 07768 178356


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