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About Pharos Consulting

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About Pharos Consulting

Pharos Consulting was set up by Jim Tod to provide management consultancy and value management services.  

With 25 years experience in the UK construction industry, most of them spent as a director of multi-disciplined consulting engineering companies, Jim has worked with both private and public sector clients on the delivery of individual projects ranging from just a few thousand pounds to over thirty five million pounds and on major strategic land developments with potential investment values in the hundreds of millions of pounds.

As an Engineer, Jim always seeks to understand the client's 'end-game' - those areas the client values most - and deliver to these. Devising alternatives to the traditional ways of doing things and delivering value through innovation has always been part of Jim's mode of operation.

The delivery of effective solutions that meet a client's needs requires an understanding of what is important to the client and the ability of a multi-disciplinary team to work together to achieve a successful outcome. Having been involved in Value Engineering workshops for a number of projects, Jim recognised that the client’s basic requirements for the functionality of the project were often poorly defined, resulting in Value Engineering being used more as a means of cutting costs rather than as a true Value Management tool. Cutting cost whilst inadvertently reducing functionality can deliver poorer value solutions and make a project less successful.

Recognising from this the need for organisations to define what 'value' or 'success' means to them, at all levels, and to articulate this both internally and externally to obtain best value and achieve competitive advantage, Jim established Pharos Consulting and focus his passionto help companies and organisations develop and implement succesful strategy in practice.