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When CIOB members set up a consultancy at the start of 2020, they could not have predicted what lay ahead
Hive provided project management services for The Christie at Macclesfield
Hive provided project management services for The Christie at Macclesfield

A consultancy set up by CIOB members at the start of the pandemic is celebrating a year in business.

Hive Projects, a project management consultancy, began life in 2020 just as the first lockdown was announced. The pandemic presented huge challenges across issues like staff recruitment, building a client base and particularly its focus on healthcare and local authorities.

However, under the direction of Liz Hartley, Mackayla Colwell and Paul Roberts, Hive grew to a team of eight within seven months.

“We would be lying if we didn’t say our nerves were shot when we all left our former jobs just weeks before a national lockdown was announced”

Mackayla Colwell, Hive Projects

The consultancy has provided support to several healthcare trusts and local authorities around the north west and Yorkshire regions, with projects including the redevelopment of North Manchester Hospital, work at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and The Christie.

Hive plans to expand its team and diversify into other sectors such as education or residential.

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