the practical academic

Tom has had roles with a number of eminent Higher Education establishments from time to time including:

  • Visiting Professor to School of the Built Environment (SOBE) at Salford University – visit:
  • External Examiner for BSc Construction Project Management at UCL 2006-10
  • Barlett School of Architecture – guest lecturer
  • Birmingham Institute of Art and Design – guest lecturer
  • Bath University – MSc Project Management – guest lecturer
  • Valladolid, Spain – guest lecturer
  • Utrecht, the Netherlands – guest lecturer

Tom has also provided video and audio training mediums on project management for Pearson.

Tom has also written the booklet

Sustainability Interventions
– for managers of Projects and Programmes
– with some serious opportunities, challenges and dilemmas
for CEBE at Salford University.

the public speaker

Tom has a growing national and international reputation as a popular speaker, confident chairman / host, authoritative facilitator, a perceptive panel member; performing with confidence, originality and good humour. To see more about his speaking topics, experience, locations, references click here.

He is registered with a number of speaker panels who can deal with enquiries and bookings – or direct approaches are welcome via ‘contact’ at the end of this website for speaking, presenting, hosting, facilitating.

He has hosted UK events at the Albert Hall, the Oval, The Barbican, Cavendish Centre, Westminster Hall, ExCel, Waterside Hall and elsewhere.

Tom is on a select international list of Ambassadors on PMForum.

He has been interviewed live on BBC national radio a number of times.
He can facilitate workshops on start ups, key stages, risk, value engineering, team building, lessons learned and debriefs, etc..
To see a short showreel of Tom in action please click here.

the prolific author

Over recent years Tom has been writing and publishing a successful range of business and management titles through dashdot.

These books have original themes, accessible formats, informative material, practical applications, good humour and are available now, directly from dashdot, through bookshops and on Amazon.’, ‘

For more information on the dashdot titles and an order form visit:

Tom also writes articles for magazines and journals; he jointly sponsored the APM Body of Knowledge 5th Edition; and he has written diverse procedures, handbooks, guides and manuals.

the lecturer and course leader

Tom provides lectures, talks and courses through a number of organisations including:

  • Colander – visit
  • AUDE Association of University Directors of Estates – visit
  • RIBA national events
  • RIBA Regional CPD Network
and directly to private and public organisations.
Such events may be public, restricted or in-house.

General themes include:

  • business recession survival and recovery;
  • aspects of defining and delivering projects;
  • management for Architects;
  • sustainability, the environment and green issues.