setting projects up for success

Learn more about Jon Broome

Dr Jon Broome provides practical advice, training and workshops to help organisations deliver their projects more successfully. As well as being a recognised expert practitioner on the NEC contract family and on contracts & procurement for projects & programmes, he is also an accomplished facilitator with many of his larger assignments combining all three skills.  

A trained civil engineer, Jon also gained the world's first PhD in the applied use of NEC. Working for construction and heavy engineering clients,  contractors and consultants throughout the world,  he often works with senior management to develop 'fit for purpose' commercial and contractual arrangements to deliver successful projects. Often, but not always, this leads into using the NEC family of contracts where he can write, review and improve the contract documentation.  

However, developing contracts is only part of the success story :

  • training the delivery team on what the contract says and in particular how to implement it successfuly is a skill where Jon has developed a reputation as a knowlegeable, pragmatic and engaging trainer.
  • in many projects, the team comes from numerous organisations with different aims, cultures and systems. As a facilitator, Jon combines 'hard' project management processes with applied psychology to rapidly build high performing project teams.

 Jon works with both the public and private sectors, including well-known national contractors alongside smaller regional contractors. He has delivered innovative ground breaking commercial solutions in the defence, aerospace, ship building and coal-mining sectors. 

Why Jon Broome?

Watch the video to see how Jon is able to bring his expertise to your project.

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“Put simply, our contracts go better when Jon Broome helps set them up by running a start-up workshop, as the two or more organisations start working as ‘one project team’ much faster”

Dave Thomas
Business Development Manager, Western Region, BAM Nuttall Ltd


NEC Training & Consulting

Learn how to implement NEC contracts and avoid common pitfalls in their management and administration to give your contracts the best chance of success. Jon offers bespoke training tailored to individual needs, as well as a series of training courses. His book ‘NEC3: A User’s Guide’ is 5 star rated by Amazon reviewers and provides a succinct overview and comprehensive practical advice.

Contracts & Procurement

Successful projects are almost always delivered collaboratively, so it makes sense that the commercial framework which underpins the selection process & contracts aligns  participants towards the same goals. Participants can then focus on working together vs fighting their own contractual corner. Jon is an expert in such commercial frameworks and works with his clients to develop them. 


Project Team Facilitation

Through lively and engaging workshops, typically run in early on in the project life cycle, Jon helps people from disparate organisations rapidly form a high-performing team for the good of the project. His unique forthright style  blends 'hard' project management processes with 'soft' applied psychology techniques. At the same time, tangible benefits, such as a cost and time savings are often identified and actioned.



Over the years Jon has participated in several video discussions about using NEC to set up projects for success. Browse through the library of videos to find out more about the NEC family of contracts and see Jon's unique facilitation style.  

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Case Studies

What our clients say:

“The speed & quality of Jon & the Advance's team’s work, in coming up with & implementing a highly innovative & effective selection process, was exceptional.”

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What our clients say:

“Jon’s work has provided invaluable advice and assurance on a number of fronts. The enthusiasm and energy he brings to training sessions and workshops means participants feel engaged and involved.”

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