IAN’S ROLE: Ian manages the Technical Design / Delivery Team and the entire Construction process from inception to completion acting as the ‘Clients Representative / Clients Agent’. Ian works closely with clients from the outset of a project to ensure that their requirements and aspirations are realised and that the building is designed and constructed in accordance with relevant legislation and CQC commissioning standards whilst maintaining impeccable standards. HE GOT HIS START: Ian graduated in Project and Construction Management in 1996 after training in several different aspects of construction. He then spent the following 8 years in the public sector working for a large Local Authority before joining Capita Symonds and heading up major healthcare projects. He served as a director of a top 100 UK national architecture practice, where various accolades were achieved including the award for ‘Best Regional Design Delivery Team’ in the UK on a £1billion nationwide, Government roll-out programme. Ian then joined forces with Danny Sharpe to form Northstar in 2007. That partnership has led to the delivery of over 1000 new build care homes beds across the UK, together with a total redevelopment of out-dated stock to provide a further 200 higher standard beds. The success of those schemes culminated in Ian being voted "Man of the Year" at the National Over 50’s Housing Awards at a ceremony in November 2010, as well as ‘The most Outstanding Projects Director’ in 2011. Ian has also achieved successes at the Pinder Awards, LABC and RICS.