Our experience within the Education sector stretches from primary schools through to further and higher education establishments. As a multidiscipline practice our roles are wide and varied, from helping small pre-schools with replacing a roof through to master planning and delivery of new schools and higher education facilities.
Our extraordinary depth of experience in this fast-moving market allows us to bring leading-edge thinking to every project. And whilst we have supported a huge variety of projects, the one constant priority has been ensuring that, in everything we do, our work benefits the pupils and the teaching staff.
Our understanding of the needs of education clients and the importance of stakeholder management has meant Ridge providing a dedicated team to the Department for Education to deliver a significant programme of new schools.
We provide extensive support to Academies for CIF funding and the delivery of CIF funded projects, ranging from new windows and boilers through to expansion projects. Our understanding of the CIF funding process has enabled Ridge to help secure more than £30million of funding over the last three years.
We also have extensive experience in assisting with the strategic management of education estates. We understand the budgetary pressures and the need to prioritise capital expenditure. Our Building Surveyors and Engineers undertake frequent condition surveys and asset surveys, allowing us to prepare asset management plans and databases to assist with this critical requirement with the sector.
Executive Group and Partner, Project Management
Lead Project Manager with over 20 years’ experience.
Jolyon sits on the Executive Group and is Partner in charge of several Project Management Teams. He has built his teams by looking for a broad variety of skills sets, characters and backgrounds, and a desire among members constantly to learn and improve. This has helped Jolyon to create rich and diverse teams to support his clients.
Jolyon believes in excellence and going beyond the norm. His approach to project delivery is always to look from the client’s perspective and compile teams and offer innovative solutions to achieve the client’s business or educational goals. People deliver projects, and processes and procedures support great people.
“…on behalf of my fellow Trustees I write to confirm our deep and lasting appreciating of the excellent way in which Ridge managed and guided us…
…Ridge went far beyond. From the moment of your initial advice to me and my colleagues I consider the performance of your firm to have be virtually faultless. I attended monthly meetings, which due to your presence were models of common sense and effectiveness…”