Tom Jarman has joined national business and IT consultancy Waterstons, headquartered in Durham, as the new Senior Transformation Consultant, supporting their built environment clients.
The new appointment enhances Waterstons’ offer to housing and construction clients in the North East and across the UK by providing expertise to help businesses tackle the unique challenges in the sector, respond to evolving legislation and stay ahead of the competition.
With over 20 years’ of experience and in-depth knowledge of the built environment sector, Tom joins Waterstons’ Durham office from Your Homes Newcastle and Newcastle City Council. Tom specialises in build quality, performance outcomes, risk and digital construction.
Tom’s specialist expertise and passion for the sector were recognised at this year’s Constructing Excellence North East Awards, where he won the Outstanding Achievement award. The accolade reflects Tom’s work engaging industry and his involvement in national projects such as smart construction and procuring for value. Tom is also a member of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC), the national industry and government body supporting UK construction.
Tom said: “Waterstons shares my vision to drive positive change within the housing and construction industries. We want to support clients to develop an active and sophisticated position that will enable them to respond to current and future challenges, allowing them to maximise value and outcomes from their investment, and mitigate risk.
“With my built environment experience and Waterstons diverse business and technology expertise, we hope to engage with housing and construction clients on the value of digital construction and help them to create an environment in which change, better outcomes and innovation can flourish.”
Waterstons’ Architecture, Engineering and Construction Lead Consultant, Andy Bates, said: “We’re an ambitious and experienced company passionate about helping our clients transform their business through the effective use of people, process and technology. Tom’s arrival adds yet more value to our large and expanding portfolio of national and international AEC clients so we can continue to help them thrive in a competitive and changeable marketplace.”