Asset Management

Delivery of a broad range of specialist services to individual project companies.

Our approach

Semperian Asset Management “SAM” currently have over £8bn of assets under management in projects across the UK and Ireland.

SAM ensure directly engaged project resources are locally deployed and led, with 156 staff employed in the Infrastructure Management business.

SAM are represented in 10 PPP/PFI Sectors with core competencies in managing 24/7 operational services and the accompanying complexities of these types of projects.

SAM Senior Management

Services

Operational Management

  • Contract Management
  • FM Management
  • Health and Safety Management
  • Quality Assurance Management
  • Life Cycle Management
  • Payment Mechanism
  • Benchmarking / Market Testing Management
  • Dispute Management

Financial Management

  • Management Accounting
  • Annual Financial Statements
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Accounts Administration
  • Financial Modelling
  • Management of complex tax and VAT structures
  • Portfolio Management
  • Fund Management
  • Treasury and Cash Management
  • Value Enhancement
  • Financial Compliance
  • Dispute Management

Company Secretarial

  • Full Company Secretarial Service
  • Insurance Management

Asset Management

  • High level Relationship Management
  • Corporate Governance Management
  • QSEMS Compliance
  • Health and Safety Management

Sectors

Education

Accommodation

Courts & Custodial

Ministry of Defence

Emergency Services

Healthcare

Higher Education

Street Lighting

Highways & Transport

Housing

Information Management Platforms

Semperian uses industry leading software tools and processes:

Asset Management Control

Semperian use bespoke databases that holds all of the operational project information, including relevant SPV and FM Contractor obligations as well as statutory and compliance requirements.

SAP

SAP provides us with a fully integrated accounting solution, which allows data to flow across all systems, enabling us to track the progress of any transaction. It also allows a full understanding of the current and historical position and more importantly allows an insight into the future standing of companies we are managing.

It is an adaptable and functional system which allows us to produce project specific reports and accounts.

Blueprint - Company Secretariat

Blueprint OneWorld is a web-based entity management platform used for the management of statutory registers and non-statutory information for Semperian’s UK registered companies as well as those registered in other jurisdictions.

Full details regarding entities (companies) are recorded and reported upon, e.g., directors, shareholders, ownerships and other such statutory compliance information. Blueprint also provides the facility of document management where documents can be linked to key dates. As a recognised software platform by Companies House, Blueprint provides a more secure and efficient Companies House filing route.

Julia McCabe – Managing Director of Asset Management

Julia joined Semperian in September 2007 and her role within the Group is Managing Director of Asset Management.

Julia has over 20 year’s experience within the PFI/PPP industry, working within the Health, Defence, Housing and Education sectors. She is an experienced solution based leader, who has managed and led on complex projects and the resolution of contractual disputes, ensuring key stakeholder relationships are maintained and enhanced.

Prior to joining Semperian in 2007, Julia spent the previous 12 years working within the PFI sector, latterly with Serco Limited as an Operational Director, working both internationally and within the Government Services Sector.

Chris Blundell – Deputy Managing Director, Semperian Asset Management

Along with providing support to the Managing Director and leading on such matters as training and compliance reviews, Chris is responsible for the management of 30 operational projects across two of Semperian’s regions (The South East of England along with Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North of England), which include a variety of Educational and Health Projects.

He is the key services contact within the regions for commercial and business services, origination and capital investment. His focus is to ensure the quality of services and provide proactive customer care and innovation.

He is also a Board Director on several of Semperian assets.

Chris initially joined Semperian’s commercial team in 2005, following a previous experience in the origination and management of a variety of PFI Projects, and was seconded to the Semperian Operation business shortly after where he remains and has played a significant role in building Semperian Asset Management to the market leading business it is today.

Chris has a proven track record of the management of multiple issues as well as taking responsibility for new and/or difficult projects on an interim basis while permanent resources are sourced and appointed.’

Andrew Kershaw – Finance Director

Andrew joined Semperian in October 2013 as the business completed the implementation of a SAP finance and operations system. Andrew has developed business controls and compliance processes, and increased the knowledge of the Project Finance Teams such that they work in partnership with their operational colleagues with a more complete understanding of the contractual environment. Andrew now leads the Project Finance Function with specific responsibility for the provision of a high-quality commercial finance service to the project boards, and robust project distribution forecasts.

Prior to joining Semperian, Andrew held senior position in a number of organisations delivering PFI and Facilities Management solutions including HCP, John Laing plc, Jarvis Projects, Metronet (London Underground), Carillion Facilities Services and the Atomic Weapons Establishment.

Andrew has been responsible for the bidding and operation of PFI/PPP contracts with complex contractual and financial requirements, along with integration and controlled growth of new business units in a number of sectors.

Dan Korosi – Regional Director, North West & West

Dan has 20 years’ experience in Facilities and Infrastructure Management. He joined Semperian in January 2014 as an SPC Manager with operational responsibility for PFI projects in the Education, Healthcare and Accommodation sectors. He joined the senior leadership team in 2019 as a Regional Director and is currently responsible for the operational performance of 19 MSAs in the North West / West of England. These include 7 hospitals, 50 schools and a variety of accommodation projects.

Over the last 5 years with Semperian, Dan has gained significant experience in managing both retained and new build estates, developing lasting client relationships and implementing best practice. He was also instrumental in demonstrating the capabilities of Professional Services in delivering lifecycle and variation works up to £4m within complex operational PFI Projects. Prior to Semperian Dan spent the previous 15 years in Facilities Management, latterly with Balfour Beatty and Lend Lease, working in senior operational, business development and commercial roles.

Richard Marshall – Regional Director, North East

Richard has over 25 years’ experience in construction, facilities management and, for the last 16 years, PFI / PPP. In his current role, Richard is a Regional Director with specific responsibility for a team of managers delivering operational MSA services to over 20 projects with a Capital Value in excess of £1.5bn. Prior to the formation of Semperian Asset Management, Richard was a member of the senior leadership team as the Regional Director for the North East and East of England. With a wealth of experience gained from over 16 years of managing PFI projects from bid stage through to operations, Richard’s success was recognised at the 2013 PFI Partnership Awards for the “Best Operational Project”, for which he was the SPC Manager.

Richard has an excellent grasp and a natural flair for the mobilisation and operational management of PFI contracts and facilities operating in a live 24/7/365 environment. His experience includes a diverse range of PFI sectors including Health, Education, Custodial and Blue Light. He has managed significant defects, complex major variations and implemented key turnaround strategies for distressed projects through strong and effective relationship management, and enhanced contract compliance and monitoring. He is adept at managing risk by resolving matters quickly and effectively; whilst developing and nurturing the long-term relationships essential for stable and successful contracts.

Before joining MAMG in 2007, Richard worked in the specialist PFI Procurement team at Leeds City Council, as Facilities Management Lead through the bid stages of Building Schools for the Future and social housing PFI projects. Prior to this Richard worked as a Senior Facilities Manager within the mobile telecommunications industry and as a local authority Senior Building Surveyor.