Our Story

Founder & Director

Ed Walker 

Director 

Ed has worked in senior roles across engineering industries both in the UK and Europe.  He started his twenty-year career in engineering by completing a detailed technical apprenticeship with BMW Manufacturing and holds both a BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and a MSc in Engineering Business Management.  

 

Ed is a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers as well as a Chartered Project Professional with the Association of Project Managers & Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Practitioner.

During his time as an engineer Ed has created award winning manufacturing methods for the nuclear industry and was responsible for the construction of one of the first underground gas storage facilities in the UK.   He also holds a NEBOSH Diploma for health and safety and is a registered consultant with the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers in the field of distributed energy.

What we believe

Axiom was founded to help individuals and businesses continuously improve with independence at it's core. Our objective is to ensure you don't need us in the future, think of us like a doctor - it's nice to know we are here but the best thing is to never have to see us at all. 

The company was created from a passion for helping others and from a desire to minimise wasted human effort.  We believe that project process can only take you so far, to achieve excellence involves a more holistic view covering the whole employee journey.

For all that has been learnt over the years regarding processes and systems such as PRINCE, PMI, APM project performance hasn't significantly improved in the last decade.  

 

According to Price Waterhouse Cooper, increased investment in project controls doesn't prevent failure.  66% of the ten thousand major projects they studied were over budget and behind schedule.  

 

We believe it is time to try something different, that project process has become a hygiene factor (you have to have them).  

An axiom is a statement or proposition which is regarded as being established, accepted, or self-evidently true.  This is how it felt when we realised that true performance and high reliability projects come from the behavior and capabilities of people.

 

A great team will triumph whatever the process, no process no matter how great will triumph on it's own.  

Who we have helped

We have had the pleasure of helping organisations such as;

K3 Cubed

On average 12% of project budgets are wasted.

Support for projects and systems that are already functioning but may need assistance to bring the best out of them.  We offer assistance from mentoring and project reviews to Project Management Office enhancement and development of centralised project management websites.

 

Project management methods and controls have the biggest positive impact on performance if you do not already use them.

At Axiom we pride ourselves on being experts in running high reliability projects, that doesn’t mean that we ignore the fundamentals that you need in place to get a project off the ground.  High Reliability is built upon the understanding that you already have the processes and structures in place but if you are not quite at that point there are many things that we can assist you with from getting a project office off the ground to training in the basics.

 

Our Solutions

Project Support

Project Diagnostics

Project Basics

High Reliability

Project Management

66% of worldwide projects run over-budget and 75% of construction projects fail to deliver on time. 

It seems it has almost become normal for projects to fail what is worse, is that many businesses are unaware projects are in danger until it is too late and the opportunity or customer is lost.

 

Think you have a problem or simply want to give your projects a review to check there are no surprises waiting for you?  From a quick health check to a through audit of every detail, we offer bespoke solutions tailored to your business needs.

 

Less than 3% of worldwide companies have 100% successful projects and increased investment in project controls doesn't prevent failure.

Project controls are hygiene factors, you definitely need to have them but many companies have processes and structures in place but still fail to deliver their projects to the traditional measures of time, cost and quality. 

 

High Reliability Project management is about taking that next step towards project success - developing the capability of an organisations employees to deliver, whatever challenge is thrown at them.  

 

CONTACT:  INFO@AXIOMUK.COM

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