Phil Purkiss / Partner
Phil has worked in social housing since 2001 and has extensive knowledge and experience in delivering a wide range of schemes of all shapes and sizes. His previous roles have included new business, land buying, project management, financial modelling, sales and marketing, strategic planning and staff management and training.
Phil’s specialties include building and developing Excel-based financial toolkits, financial viability modelling and options appraisals modelling. From 2011 to 2017, he was responsible for the development and maintenance of the podplan suite of toolkits.
Phil has worked as a consultant since 2011 and currently sits on the board of Essex based Colne Housing Society and their jointly owned development company Iceni Homes Ltd as a non-executive director. Phil’s qualifications include PG Dip in Management.
Mobile: 07879 622 497
Steve Beard / Partner
Steve has worked in the social housing sector since graduating in business economics in the mid-1990s. Steve has been a consultant since 2002 following 5 years of direct employment in the sector. Over the past 20 years, Steve has worked with over 30 housing associations and local authorities in development and finance. These have included key providers such as London & Quadrant, Camden, Guinness, Family Mosaic, and Southern Housing Group as well as smaller providers across the UK as well as the GLA.
Steve has designed complex JV models for International private equity investor International Housing Solutions and has designed bespoke housing viability models for consultancies and companies such as DTZ, Pinnacle and John Laing. Steve came up with the concept for the Podplan excel model which he designed, built and implemented when he co-founded Pod LLP in 2008. Since leaving Pod LLP for a short career break in 2011, Steve has developed more sophisticated appraisal tools for housing providers across the UK. Steve is interested in new housing tenures and innovative funding mechanisms and his ideal consultancy assignments focus on this area.
In addition to designing specialist financial appraisals, Steve undertakes audit, project management and interim delivery work which helps him to keep up to date with current regulations and best practices. Steve has overseen the project management and delivery of over a thousand homes for social housing and has a PG Dip in Quantity Surveying in addition to his Business Economics degree.
Mobile: 07879 622 497
Dave Markham, Partner
Dave is a motivational leader with over 25 year’s board level experience in development, regeneration, asset management, repairs and housing.
Dave has successfully led complex programmes including PFI, large scale tenant led transfers, stock disposals, mergers, acquisitions, major estate regeneration projects, decent homes delivery programmes and partnership frameworks.
Mobile: 07746 402 467
Dave Rowson, Associate
A self-motivated and driven individual with a proven track record of bringing change to an organisation that wants to be recognised as a leader in its field. A person with renowned skill-sets developed over a period of time from his time in the enforcing authority and fire safety management in the public sector. A firm believer in long term planning and an excellent communicator at all levels. Someone that completely understands that for fire safety to be truly effective-complete engagement is required at all levels. This is something he has committed to (and applied with great success) for nearly three years in a role considered one of the most high-profile in the fire safety sector.
Mobile: 07961 164 025