Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Anthony Wilkinson, has joined Tungsten Capital’s global team of construction claims consultants, following a long standing professional relationship with the company.

Anthony joins the team with more than 40 years’ contracting experience, as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor specialising in leading bids, pre-construction, procurement, commercial and operational delivery of complex projects. His experience spans complicated projects in the UK as well as a number of years working on challenging construction projects in Canada.

During his career, he has worked on behalf of different stakeholders within construction projects, from project owners to contractors and manufacturers. This has given him a unique understanding of the challenges within the construction industry, the burden of risk undertaken by contractors, and empathy for all parties involved in construction projects and claims.

A quantity surveyor with experience in all aspects of the construction industry

Anthony’s career has included more than five years at AMEC, where he was the Project Quantity Surveyor on a major capital joint venture civil and building project delivering Lancaster Youth Farms Custody Centre at a total value of £175million. In this role he was commercially responsible for three buildings at a joint value of £35million.

He spent nearly nine years at the John Turner Construction Group, where he worked in a number of different roles. He was fully responsible for the commercial function and teams post tender on construction projects, all commercial and contract surveying matters for the North West and Fylde Coast area turnover. He then moved into a position where he was directly responsible for the company’s Northwest coast annual construction turnover of £40 million.

International experience working with global teams

He spent time on the opposite side of the table as Commercial Director at the Bradley Demolition Group, before moving to Laing O’ Rourke, starting as the Commercial Lead responsible for bidding and delivering major projects in the North West including new secondary schools in Salford and Wigan a £500M PFI project , the £800m major light rail infrastructure works for the Manchester Metro-link, and the £50m SCAN Project for the University City Centre scheme.

That led to seven years at Laing O’Rourke Canada, where he was directly involved in launching and establishing a new strategic business venture, bidding, winning and delivering major projects including hospitals, an engineering school and the Pam Am Game’s venues in Toronto. Often these projects would include teams based around the world, spanning multiple languages and time zones.

In 2017 he returned to the UK on assignment to John Sisk and Sons, as Commercial Director with full profit and loss responsibility for their Northern Major Projects Division with £180M annual turnover and reporting on all operational matters from bidding, securing and delivering major projects, to ensuring delivery of sustainable profits.

“We have known Tony for a long time, and he is one of those people you always want to have on your side. Highly educated, highly experienced and with phenomenal professional and personal integrity, he is exactly the calibre of consultant we value at Tungsten Capital.”

– Tungsten Capital CEO, Peter Elliot

“I have known Peter and the team at Tungsten Capital for a long time and respect the way that the company works to protect the interests of their client. I look forward to working alongside the team moving forward.”

– Anthony