Graham Waring MRICS Director
We score highly because we don’t just tell people what they need to do. It’s about looking at resources and opportunities and matching technologies to those opportunities, and not the other way round.
Critical importance of understanding clients’ issues
The newest addition to the management team, Graham sees a contrast between himself and the rest of the senior management.
“The guys around me on the management team are highly experienced engineers and as a project manager from a commercial background, I have a different perspective.
Graham is a chartered quantity surveyor with more than 25 years of industry and commercial experience. “My work involves building client relationships. That means getting to understand what our clients’ business drivers are, and making sure that we deliver something that meets those needs. And in that regard, thinking outside the box as much as possible is very important.
“You also need to be reliable. It’s about delivering on time and understanding what is required.”
His early involvement with several key clients enabled him to understand quickly how Rolton Group adds value. “ I have been working with the likes of Jaguar Land Rover, Honda, Kilbride, the Ministry of Defence, and Biogen Greenfinch.
“My first project was with Jaguar Land Rover, and involved developing a photovoltaic energy solution. We scoped the project and worked with their procurement team, and helped deliver the project in challenging circumstances, as changes in legislation kept moving the goalposts. The project was a success and won an environmental award. Since then I have worked with them on an Anaerobic Digestion plant and the development of a methodology to help them assess their sustainability standards.”