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Nick is a highly driven self-starter who constantly challenges his team, colleagues and managers to deliver improved performance and efficiency. He has a fantastic sense of humour which he uses to great effect in leading his team and driving change, and he displays a strong charitable ethic both inside and outside of work.

Nick is a highly competent member of senior management with an effective knowledge of all aspects of Project Controls. He has recently led an efficient functional transformation within a challenging business environment. A strong manager demonstrating a holistic approach to people, process and technology, he excels in assembling and managing winning teams empowered with the right resources. An observant and intuitive individual, he keeps an open mind towards change and possesses the drive and energy to implement them. Working for Nick has been both a challenge and a pleasure. Unhesitatingly recommended to any prospective Employer who is keen to have a talented player with a fresh take on Project Controls in their team.

Nick has a strong vision for the direction of his team and the wider organisation. Rather than just managing what he has, he looks for ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the business. Most importantly, he drives his improvements through to completion regardless of the challenges in front of him.

Nicholas is a keen and professional manager who brought project controls to the forefront of Gatwick development and construction team. He is a good team leader, which his relax style allows people to develop their full potential whilst keeping a tight control over process and procedures. He uses his expert knowledge and experience to convert problems into solutions. It will be a privilege to work for him again.

Nick is a hard working, focused and inspiring leader who overcomes challenges and drives improvement. The energy, vision and expertise he brings to his role not only gets the job done but also engages and motivates those around him to also want to strive to succeed. His people manager skills afford him with the ability to develop talented individuals; supporting, mentoring and encouraging them to grow and achieve their full potential, thus building a confident and effective team.

Nick is a highly capable Project Controls Manager, who injected vigour into the processes of Gatwick's Capital Programme. He has an eye for detail, and has the capability to boil down complex reports into easily-understood presentations. Nick has an engaging style, is professionally robust and personally affable.

I first worked with Nick as a colleague with Turner & Townsend and found him to be not only approachable, but also knowledgeable and capable. Nick worked on several commissions but perhaps the most notable being Southern Water where he soon became well respected by the client and his peers. Nick’s time at Southern Water afforded him an opportunity (being recommended) to move to Gatwick Airport, where he currently fulfils a role as Head of Project Controls and where I have had the fortune to work with him again. I feel I am not alone when I say that Nick has brought a new outlook and refreshing approach to what could be described as a sometimes daunting environment. However, he continues to do this with some vigour and endless aplomb, Nick would be an asset to any organisation. I sincerely hope to continue working with Nick, or indeed for our paths to cross again should either of us move on.

Nick is a very professional and focused individual who sets both business and personal targets at a very high standard. Hard working, driven and motivated, but a great people person who engages well with those around him and at all levels to ensure strong working relationships are forged.

NIck is an easy going but focus individual who you can follow with confidence. His guidance helped make me look at things in a different way and ultimately improved our project controls service and relationship with the client.

Nicholas is smart, driven and has a solid technical knowledge of planning and project controls. I would recommend him to any organisation that needs someone who can handle complexity and can guarantee delivery of the right solution on time.

I have worked directly for Nick, and found him to be a significant and positive influence on my personal career and the organisation as a whole. He is not only a dedicated and enthusiastic people manager, but also an inspiring expert in an array of subjects within the Utilities and Construction industry. I found him to have great expertise in his field, and as a person thrived when important tasks need be completed, engaging those around him and at all levels to ensure tasks were completed in a precise manner. In particular I found his conviction in doing the ‘right thing’ every time highly refreshing. I highly regard Nick as a mentor and good friend after our experience.

Nick commenced on the Brighton & Hove Project working for the Client in the start of the busiest construction phase with increasing interfaces and a increasing disagreements between many parties. Nick brought with him a very professional and level headed approach to ensure successful delivery of the project and an approach that was bought into by all. This used both his interpersonal skills and additional appropriate tools for controls. Nick was highly skilled and dedicated to building stakeholder relationships to improve capital efficiency and creating a great synergy between parties and within the teams he works. Nick brings with him a wide ranging set of skills, resources and tools to improve delivery and also skilled in developing bespoke solutions to meet the specific needs, providing both challenge and support in appropriate measures to drive success of projects and programmes. Nick also has a great motivation to provide high quality mentoring and guidance to those around him to continue organisational and individual continuous improvements.

My association with Nicholas Gaunt as Projects Controls Manager on the Brighton & Hove project was a very productive and professionally satisfying endeavour. With multiple contractors working on a very complex and challenging project, he was instrumental in identifying conflicts and potential issues early on. His facilitation and invaluable contribution to interactive planning sessions was a great help in identifying and resolving scheduling issues involving extensive supply chain. The project greatly benefited from his meticulous project controls skills and past experience on such complex projects. He proved to be a great team player while demonstrating excellent leadership and stakeholder management skills. Besides his professional duties, Nicolas also volunteered for a number of charitable causes, which should be highly commended.

Nicholas provided a coherent and comprehensive programming service on some of my schemes, a pleasure to work with.

Nicholas and I worked at the new Hong Kong Airport. Nick was the Planning Manager of the Communications Contract and I was the Lead Planner for HKAA Systems. We worked together as Client / Contractor partnership to programme the installation of the communications network. Nick was a co-operative and talented programmer who made a significant contribution to the successful completion of the Airport Systems contracts.