Whitfield Professional Advisors bring tailored, robust commercial support and expertise to clients across property, design, engineering and construction. 
Our experience has been developed over more than 30 years, through collaboration with some of the most highly reputable companies in construction. Our unique expertise has been gleaned from decades of delivering best-in-class strategic decision making, risk management, negotiation and bid positioning. Our skills have developed as a result of smart learning and knowledge-sharing, stemming from a practice of meticulous problem-solving, and an in-depth understanding of complex construction scenarios and disputes. 
Industry Knowledge 
Whitfield brings watertight knowledge of the construction profession and its adjacent industries to all our advisory services. We have both macro and micro familiarity with the industry’s ever-changing complexities. With this knowledge, we can anticipate shortfalls or challenges, instilling confidence in our clients and collaborators as they navigate through different stages of a project’s lifespan. 
We have our finger on the pulse of construction marketplaces and are cognisant of leading industry issues, working creatively and steadily to respond with effective solutions. Currently, those include the importance of Sustainability (ESG) and Social Value, how to address skills shortages and resource availability within construction practices, tackling production inefficiency through innovative Design and Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) as well as the utilisation of Prefabrication and Off Site Manufacturing 
Whitfield helps clients to optimise profit strategies and avoid losses. 

We provide specialist professional commercial support including:- 

Strategic Procurement Advice and alternatives 
Contract Advice and Negotiation 
Negotiation Strategies 
Claims Evaluation, Management and Defence 
Dispute Management and Resolution 
Conflict Avoidance 
Quantum Evaluation 
Final Accounts - Management & Resolution 
Assessment, Valuation of Variations and Changes 
Payment Disputes 
Strategic Work Package Procurement and Cost Management 
We believe that every property and construction business is different, and that each individual client, consultant, contractor and specialist expert has diverse and distinct needs. Governance, control and peer review are valued by some, whilst others value advisors and their consultancy as a strategic ‘sanity check’. Across all disparate needs, we provide independent reviews to deliver solutions that eliminate uncertainty and build unshakable confidence in decision making. 

We understand the value of time and the dedication and attention needed for us to deep dive into your unique issues and challenges. This allows us to scrutinise underlying trends to help arrive at meaningful forecasts. 

Project Management Support 
Project / Contract Profitability Review and Verification 
Independent Project Monitoring 
Commercial Exposure and vulnerability analysis 
Distressed Project Evaluation and financial recovery 
Forensic review and commercial due diligence 
Independent Project Appraisal and Audit  

Risk Management 

Risk Management begins with Business Strategy and follows through to the Final Account of a project, until all retentions are paid. Arguably, we believe it runs longer still. Knowing what form to fill in and when to undertake risk reviews is easy but knowing where to look and which stone to turn on complex projects takes experience. Having been involved in hundreds of projects, negotiations and disputes. Whitfield advisors know where to look – we bring this experience to the table.. 

Best Practice Guidance, Training and Deployment 

Client Interview Preparation and Mock Interview 
Procurement Best Practice 
Converting a Deal into an Executed Contract 
Sub & Main Contract Administration and Management 
Financial Reporting 
Contract Risk 
Payment and Payless Notices 
"Colin and I worked together for a number of years. As a Founding Partner I was responsible for several projects in Central London that were both complex and challenging. A number of these were Grade II listed projects, which required heavy refurbishment, and which also had high-end, bespoke finishes designed by some of the world's most celebrated interior designers. All of this was delivered in highly sensitive areas with unique operating restrictions over multiple phases. 
As the Operations Director, Colin Whitfield led on the big issues at pre-contract stage, during delivery and in the final negotiations. He successfully navigated challenging stakeholder management whilst maintaining momentum of delivery. The projects were delivered to the highest quality on time & within budget. He is a solution-orientated professional, and we always felt he was someone we could trust and who could be relied upon”. 
Matthew Dunne, Director Paragon | Managing Director, Bond Davidson  
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