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Kully Kalon

Mentor, Support, delivery projects

Can work in or around London, Birmingham

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  • Suggested rate £500 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Location and workplace preferences

Location
London, England, United Kingdom
Can work onsite in your office in
  • around London and 50km
  • Around Birmingham and 20km

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Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual

  • Punjabi

    Fluent

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Skills (4)

Kully in a few words

An entrepreneurial / dynamic creative, conceptual thinker, analytical, highly motivated individual who is flexible, and enthusiastic. With high level of managerial experience: at operational and strategic level. My academic achievements with professional experience to be responsible for a number of staff and large budgets.

Experience

BLUEprint PCM Ltd

Chief Executive/Consultant/Mentor/Coach/Owner(Mar  - As a freelancer

9200 Boulevard Leduc #140, Brossard, QC J4Y 0L1, Canada

January 1999 - Today (23 years and 10 months)

Legal Entities Roles held: Established/Sold
•NCFE: Chief Moderator & Chief Examiner & National Moderator
•PPMC- Professional Project Management Centre, Sofia, Bg- Founder
•Visiting Lecturer @ University of Manchester – Masters Programme - Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences, School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Eng. MSc in Management of Projects - Dissertation, Supporting Students and assisting Module: Project Finance and Infrastructure and Risk Financial
•BPPCM – Capital Investment for Projects; Raising finance and facilities financing vehicles to fund delivery

•Legal Compliance for Trade Desk – Financial Instruments, Commodities Transaction
•Liaison and engagement with corporate and private clients
•Consultancy and Organisational development to maximise and optimise business efficiency
•Raising Finance for projects ie. Varying from £200k to $100mill, via investment structures/instruments in different Tax environments
•Founder: www.bgprofessionalacademy.com - BULGARIA
•Corporate / Financial Restructuring
•Developing Client for site development, for commercial developments or residential developments (Wolverhampton, Barcelona, Nottingham)
•Negotiating Property Sales Valued at £750k - £360million.
•Developing, Authoring "Professional Development Log" for YMCA Client. 72 Modules Written & Published (against Supporting Peoples Agenda)
•Property Negotiations and development in Murcia, Spain, Negotiated 7.4Million Euros of Property
•Expanded Business Opportunity in Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Span – networking and recruiting staff
•Acquire Investment Funding for site development and managing site operation through to sale of build products
•Contracting Nottingham City Council, City Dept– Closing off The Old Market Square Project, Financial Reconciliation - £7.7mill; Liaison with Davis Langdon, Arups, Gufstat. Porter, Balfour Beatty. Produce Management Maintenance Manual, Produce Closure Report, Monitor Site Works et all. Attend Site Meetings and Action plan. Review Cost Reports and process all payments to Finance.
•Turning Point Project - £11.7mill. Produce Bench Mark Analysis for Early Contractor Involvement Process. Review and Report of Financial Performance systems and make recommendations on improvements
•Broadmarsh – Organise and Project Team and liaison with Westfield Project Team and Design Team
•Comp temporary City Arts Project – Monitor design and regulate links to Highways interfaces, liaison with designers and planners
•Undertake and review Risk Management 5x5 Matrix for City Department
•Work with colleagues and support PID's et al and guide setting up project support office and guide project streamline processes.
•Key Note Address & Facilitation – "Professional Project Management – Driving Competence in your Project Through Accreditation" Hungary, British Embassy June 2005
•Negotiation and delivery of Project Management Foundation Course; Project Management Advanced in Bulgaria, Sofia
•Worked with Bulgarian Ministry of Education & Science
•Delivered Project Management Conferences, Seminars to Government Agencies and Private Commercial Enterprises
•Working Knowledge of Education Frameworks and Practices in Denmark, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Sweden
•Working with the British Embassy in Bulgaria (EU/Economic Dept)
•Facilitated Business and Development Workshops – Bulgaria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Barbados, Hungary
•Development and Organisation of Learn direct Centre
•Providing Strategic direction to product development. Providing Mentoring to ensure successful Product Entry to Market, by adopting Project management Methodology
•Key Note Address & Facilitation – "Project Management Event – Development of Organisational Know How in Project Management" – Bulgaria, Sofia December 2004
•Successful Secure of Project Funding for Client in West Midlands - £200,000
•Project Managing a New Build Project on behalf of clients, Successful funding form New Deal from Community, Government Office, New Opportunities Fund et al ; Value £2million Capex . Revenue Funding totalling £300,000 over 3 years for client.
•Successful Bid Writing for Clients, (Total Project Value £3.5m)
•Key Note Address & Facilitation – " Getting Ready for Successful Project Management", Bulgaria, Sofia June 2002/03/04
•Delivery or Project management Course bespoke for clients, see below
•Co-author of the Cambridge Professional Diploma in Project Management, currently delivered to over 400 candidates world-wide (including course material)
•Chief Examiner for Accounting with Computers (Intermediate& Advanced) & Business Preparation & Money Management
•Moderator for 23 Centres in a range of Business/Accounting/IT & other related subjects
•Setting up a private limited company, duties include Sales, Marketing, Finance, Company Secretary and delivery of education & training provision including consultancy for SME's
•External Verifier for NCFE. & Cambridge International Examinations.
•Accountable for delivering project management framework to clients and organisations through training & consultancy
•Ensuring all projects follow a project management delivery framework as defined by client
•Mentor for Programme planning for implementing services
•Delivery of customised training to clients i.e. strategic planning to project planning and methodologies
•Providing advice & guidance to the programme office functions
•Providing guidelines for setting up programme and project governance as part of business objectives and strategy.
•Providing consultancy and guidance to organisations trying to implement coherent project systems. Qualifications – Standards and course materials
•Delivery of project modules to clients internationally i.e. risk, planning, strategic planning, change management
•Ensuring correct project methodology procedures are adhered to by all team players.
•Assisting with set up of project office and project office functions such as change management, risks, issues, project control book.
•Advise; Monitor controlling the funding and tracking of project budgets £100k - £17.5mill+
•Ensuring programme funding is approved, recorded and tracked against.
•Ensuring correct project methodology procedures are implemented and adhered to by all team players and project managers.
•Success in bid writing from Community Funds, Various Grant bodies, SRB 5 involvement, BME etc.
•Ensuring there is effective management of change, impact assessment and communication throughout the programme.
•Maintaining project plans.
•Key Note & Workshop – " First Barbados Project Management Conference", Barbados, January 2000
Project Managing / Negotiating a construction build, . Research Planning, Gaining PFI, Business Planning & gaining design approval.
Project Planning the construction phases for client /customer. Acquiring £800,000 funding for continual deliver and development of project deliverables initially bid for.
•Assisting & advising preparing progress reports for the client, i.e. European I.T delivery manager, Project Office Technology Manager, in line with mentor capacity.
•Managing client's expectations and ensuring client relationships are maintained effectively.
•Assisting and supporting project managers if required.
•To clarify any overlap of information.
•To maintain a programme plans and create and monitor the plan and highlight any interdependencies.
•Advise and coach clients to produce updates and regular report to programme office.
•Staff Selection & Recruitment for SME's
•Corporate Governance and Setting up Company inc. Financial Regulations, Bank Systems, Foreign Bank Accounts, VAT
•Ensuring client relationships are maintained effectively.
•Managing all financial aspects of a project, financial tracking
•Introducing PM procedures and techniques, allowing team to follow and report back on
•Introduce documentation and systems to enable clients and funders to tracked project
•Undertake presentations for project board, client, bank, OPDM,NDC,ERDF et al
•Ensure contractors are following specification detailed in drawings and conforming to standards required
•Liaison with Employers Agent to ensure Payment schedules are correct, sign off and authorise payments
•Manage Capital Budgets and Revenue; value exceeding £2.5mill.
•Introduce systems and Procedures for OD
•Introduce Financial Regulations, appropriate to organisation
•Acquire additional Funding, via business planning and bid proposal submission to Bank and or Funders.
•Track and Monitor Project Development against Baseline and variances addressed.
•Follow management and governance procedures relevant to the project
•Successful track, close-out all deliverables and handover to client.
•Input into design and built projects
•Staff recruitment for client, inc. interviewing et al
•Financial Projections, Year End Accounts, Setting up Ledgers, Cash flow Projections, VR100, PD11 's, P35's Annual Companies House Returns et al
•Manage Main contractor to perform against agreed contract of engagement
•Undertake tendering process et al prior to project delivery i.e. Procurement and contact
•Conflict resolution and harmonising team effort

Cambridge University(Feb

International Development Director

August 2022 - August 2022

International Consultant & Strategic Development Director
•Board Appointment, Senior FE Appointment to manage and delivery strategic operations of 4cpm Ltd
•Company set up & Governance and contract procurement ie. from initiation through to roll-out
•Financial Management & Planning, inc. monitoring and managing cash flow
•Development of Corporate strategy, Marketing & Business Planning
•Development of Global International Partnership Engagement Programme, across all Continents
•Key Note Seminars & Delivery of International Seminars – globally. International Travel, Deliver Key Note speeches and Presentations
•Seeking new Business Opportunities, developing MOU's and procurement, designing project plans for development work packages & fully resourced projects are implemented, delivered and handed over.
•Programme Delivery of the International Diploma in Project Management at Professional & Higher Level
•Undertaking & Writing contracts and MOU's, addressing international legal obligations and financial systems
•Working at Government level, corporate (national and International) i.e. British Government (10 Downing St, DWP), Bulgarian State of Public and Foreign Affairs, Chinese Embassy UK and many other key strategic organisations.
•Strategic Development and Liaison with PMI, IPMA, APM, GAPP, NCPM and other global PM Institutes
•Developing Partnerships with Universities i.e. Mumbai, Amity University – Delhi, The Combine Company, Delhi, Institute for Career Development, Lahore, Pakistan, & Punjab University, Lahore; Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus, Italia, Iceland, Dubai, Jordon, Canada, Caribbean Island, & many more.
•Strategic development and Contract procurement – Vancouver, Ontario, Quebec, Bulgaria, Italy USA, St Lucia, Montserrat, China (Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Honk Kong, Shanghai * other cities), Cambodia, India and many more countries.
•Undertaking presentation and negotiation at Ministerial level (First Minister's, Perm. Secretaries, Governors etc)
•Develop and undertake Centre Inspections and develop strategic integration models for Corporate development
•Project Development in Kazakhstan for University/College set up of infrastructure and Curriculum
•Alignment of FE strategy across 4cpm development. Introduction of Transnational Education Initiative
•Developing and advising on International Development Strategies for FE, working with International Section of Castle College. With an acute understanding of FE strategic development and direction
•Working across UK, Europe, Eastern Block, Far East, North America, Caribbean etc. Developing partners and engaging with corporate businesses etc.
•Further Detail available. Consultancy work for Cambridge University(Feb 99- March99)
•Writing of a International Project Management
•Co-author of the Cambridge Professional Diploma in Project Management, currently delivered to over 400 candidates world-wide (including course material)
•Providing consultancy and guidance to organisations trying to implement coherent project systems. Qualifications – Standards and course materials
•Delivery of project modules to clients internationally i.e. risk, planning, strategic planning, change management

Wolverhampton College

Project Manager

June 1997 - January 1999 (1 year and 7 months)

Key Responsibilities:
•Curriculum development 1) designing, organising, managing and implementing training specific provisions 2) preparation of assessment and assignments for the Project Management Cert.
•Internal assessor and internal verifier for the Certificate in Project Management
•Quality Assurance for Project Management delivery
•Management of Budgets Key Achievements:
•Project Planning and managing ERDF/ESF/PFI proposals or bids(£56k-£545k)
•Strategic overview of Partnership developments
•A presentation to corporate clients on Project Management provision and develop/ negotiate partnerships in line with training needs through to contract. Consultancy work
•Preparation of Business Plan, Monitor and manage budgets for specific activities
•Manage a budget (£357K) and produce year-end financial summary statements
•Organise and manage marketing activities and promotional events
•International & National delivery team for education and training including
•Project management
•Prepare and manage process to attain FEFC funding under 2a and acquire Qualifications Curriculum Authority approval
•Use of Management Information systems and Software applications for teaching, specifically the use of Microsoft Project 4.0 & Project 98 and also other IT packages.
•Form part of Inspection team to evaluate and prepare for external inspection on behalf of the Chief Executive and senior management.
•Performance Reviews Annually, including Staff Selection, Recruitment & Discipline

Wolverhampton College

Manager, Resources & Cost Recovery

January 1993 - June 1997 (4 years and 5 months)

Key Responsibilities:
•Undertake and develop cost recovery activities by business planning
•Organise and manage Admin & Finance office (Project Support Office)
•Accounting and Authorising Payments, manage staff under the operation of finance functions
•Continually ensure sufficient resources are available to meet curriculum provision delivery
•Reconciliation of budgets and accounts, resolving discrepancies, initiating invoices to creditors
•Instigate data collection and statistical returns Key Achievements:
•Manage and negotiate Education & Training contracts (£200k)
•Write and manage project leaders undertaking ESF Bids (£50K -£107K)
•Completion of projects within Time, Cost and Quality parameters
•Writing of Director's Year end Report and contribution towards organisational Strategic Plan
•Development and management of directorate budgets (£3.2m– £4.8m) and financial forecasting
•Writing of European Social Funding bids to acquire funds for project work
•Organise and manage staff (80+) within division on college issues, e.g. Admissions, finances, information systems, planning
•Manage and develop systems on Quality issues – BS5750 / ISO90001/2
•Teaching: area specific; Information Technology & applications; Marketing; Accounting; Business Law; People in Organisations
•Preparing & Writing schemes of work and course materials
•Undertake Professional Development Reviews under Investors in People. including Staff Selection, Recruitment & Discipline

Wolverhampton College

Snr Administration Officer

October 1992 - February 1993 (4 months)

Key Responsibilities:
•Organise activities, events and displays for marketing & promotion
•Clerk to meetings
•Maintain and mange office IT management systems
•Collect, maintain and present statistical data for external agencies Key Achievements:
•Provide effective administration and co-ordination of systems
•Manage and negotiate training contracts
•Prepare estimates of income & expenditure for revenue, capital and consumable
•Allocation and reconciliation of budgets to business units
•Monitoring of cost centres Staff timetabling / Room timetabling

The West Midlands Metropolitan Authorities Superannuation Fund

Administrator(Jun

October 1992 - January 1998 (5 years and 3 months)

Key Responsibilities:
•Maintenance of IT peripherals and office IT systems
•Undertaking UK and Overseas Settlement Procedures, ensuring funds are paid and
•received
•Administration and Clerical duties
•Reconciliation of UK Equities Company share certificates
•Management of office supplies Key Achievements:
•Debt recovery: international customers in UK & foreign currencies (20K –13,000,000 in all currencies)
•Reconciliation of Current, Cash and Deposit accounts in YEN, Dollar, Sterling and others
•Development and management of Settlements procedures and involvement with
•Payment and authorising of invoices
•Right's Issues, Merges, take-over's etc.

Wolverhampton Council

Clerical Officer(May

January 1987 - June 1988 (1 year and 5 months)

Key Responsibilities:
•General administrative and clerical duties
•Liaise with external and internal personnel
•Data Input / Processing of statistical returns Key Achievements:
•Organising and co-ordinating information systems

Wolverhampton Council

Clerical Officer

May 1987 - June 1988 (1 year and 1 month)

Key Responsibilities:
•General administrative and clerical duties
•Liase with external and internal personnel
•Data Input / Processing of statistical returns Key Achievements: Organising and co-ordinating information systems

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