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Chris Nutton - Major Projects Director (Transpennine Express)

Fortunum have been a fantastic Project Management company to our depot schemes at a variety of locations across the North of England on a variety of sites both with third parties such as Alstom, Arriva Rail North, Siemens and Bombardier but also on our own self delivery scheme at Scarborough Gas Works Depot (brown field).

David is skilled in stakeholder management, commercial management of delivery contractors, optimising design solutions and developing and managing construction programmes.

In addition to his core responsibilities he has been a strong influence on other members of the major projects team.

David was always prepared for the executive reviews, safety validation gateways and has a keen eye on project costs, invoice control and safety briefings. I would recommend Fortunum to other operators, delivery agents or contractors for other rail work.


Nick Sworowski - Fleet Commercial Manager (Transpennine Express)

I worked with David from Fortunum Ltd on 6 depot modification projects to support the introduction of class 68 loco's with mark 5a coaches, Class 397s and class 802 trains. All projects were taken from GRIP 3 to 8.

Throughout the project durations, Fortunum gave the business the confidence that they were being managed correctly. Their ability to forecast and control costs was extremely accurate.

David's contractor management approach was extremely collaborative. He provided excellent advice which kept the projects on track and within budget. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending David and Fortunum for any future services.

I was particularly proud to have been jointly nominated for a TPE Star award with David for "Unsung Heroes".

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