So who is CMC and where did we come from?
Who are We
CMC was formed in 2007 by Mike Wood. Mike’s background was initially from large Main Contractors prior to moving over to a PQS practice. His experience and skillset enabled us to service not only Developer Clients, but also to continue working with large Main Contractors. Over the past 9 years CMC has employed a number of individuals who have helped us grow to where we are today.
Our combined mix of both Developer and Contractor experience has given us the edge over many competitors in that we understand the needs of both. Because of our background we have continued to serve both sides. Our work with Contractors means we are constantly in touch with the market and live market rates; thus allowing us to advise Developer Clients with real time costs, which in today’s volatile market is essential.
Today and The Future
We have focused our services to ensure we remain experts in our field. Most of our work is now and will continue to be Client side, but with enough Main Contractor work to ensure that we remain in touch with the market. Our Client base is now much larger, and is centred around our expertise in sectors such as Hotels, Residential (incl. Super prime), Commercial, Health, and Retail. Over the next 5 to 10 years we aim to continue to steadily grow, building on our experience in the sectors noted above.
Michael started his career following successfully completing his degree in Quantity Surveying at the University of Greenwich. His career started with French Kier Anglia (part of the Kier Group), before joining Wates Construction; then followed by a period overseas. After his overseas experience, Michael joined a private practice experiencing for the first time the client side of being a Quantity Surveyor; but also then gained some experience in project management. Eventually in 2007 Michael decided to go it alone and set up his QS and PM construction consultancy offering project management and quantity surveying services to both clients and contractors. His consultancy is still going strong and is testament to his aptitude and ability.
Qualifications : MRICS, ACIArb, BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
Interests : Sailing, travelling, technology
Ambition : To travel around the world again
Favourite Tipple : Most Malbec Red Wines
James' experience has predominantly been with major contractors, such as ISG, Vinci, and McLaren Construction. His wealth of experience, spans many sectors of the construction industry; his drive and enthusiasm meant that he reached the position of Senior Surveyor in a very respectable period. In recent years James has worked with Michael as a Director; ensuring the teams he controls constantly delivered above and beyond the expectations of the clients.
Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
Interests: Football, Golf, Sports Generally
Ambition: To explore the Far East
Favourite Tipple: A pint of English Ale