Robert Hardy Consultancy
Consulting with Purpose
Having worked in the interior design and fit out industry for over 36 years, designing and installing millions of pounds worth of commercial and residential interiors in London, Cambridge and Europe, I now offer my expertise through my consultancy firm Robert Hardy Consultancy (RHC) based in Rutland, England.
I operate in both residential and commercial sectors, for client's wanting an independent project manager to coordinate, implement and oversee their project over the entire 'Project Timeline', from briefing through to final handover. As a qualified interior designer I also provide interior advice and detail problem solving.
Primary activities include: Commercial Offices, High End Residential, Property Development, Building Renovation and Bespoke Joinery.
Each and every project is unique with a different set of client requirements, scale and complexities and therefore each has to be assessed and evaluated before an appropriate fee structure can be presented. Typically I have 3 types of fee:
A combination of both lump sum and hourly/daily rate
Please do contact me to discuss your requirements further, but below I have set out how I typically approach a project when a client first contacts me:
Step 1 The first meeting/consultation
An outline brief is obtained from the client where an understanding of their requirements, aspirations and available budget is obtained. This first meeting is not chargeable.
Step 2 Fee Proposal
I then present our proposal which clearly sets out the services that will be included and when fees are to be paid, often in stage payments over the project period. No fees applicable at this stage.
Step 3 Client Review
The client reviews our proposal and raises any questions.
Step 4 Agreement
The client confirms in writing their agreement to our proposal and RHC begins work.
The brief forms the foundations for a successful project
Typically based on a percentage of the contract value or on a day rate (or a combination of both) split over the period of the contract.
Period for client review of fee proposal and any questions answered.
Client approval of RHC fees and agreement placed in writing.
Do you have any questions about what I do and my offer? Please feel free to call me or send me an email, I'd be happy to discuss your requirements.