"I have known Ronnie since the mid-1980's when he ventured into the world of contracting with Norwest Holst on a very challenging project at Faslane. His contribution helped make this a very profitable job and I beleive he really enjoyed the challenge of the dynamic contractor environment. He has developed into a clear-thinking commercial advisor, aware of the contractual issues and providing practical advice on achieving financial solutions for the benefit of his client, wherever possible maintaining good working relationships with all parties.
Ronnie has the experience and knowledge to assist with complex contractual issues, lead difficult negotiations and provide advice at all contract stages from tender to final account.
There are not many issues in this industry that he has not had to deal with over the years. Not a bad golfer also."
Brian Jukes - Director - BusinessFix
"I have known Ronnie personally and professionally for the best part of twenty years. Ronnie has been my Line Manager on two occassions. Once with Barr Construction and laterally with McLaughlin and Harvey.
All at times through these periods I have found Ronnie to be professional, knowledgeable and supportive. Ronnie has a wide experience in the industry in relation to both best industry practices and personnel with his knowledge proving invaluable in finding solutions to several difficult commercial problems.
Laterally working as Commercial Manager with MMG Contracts I have approached Ronnie for his view on various topics. The feedback received was beneficial and of great use to the company."
Bob Watson - Commercial Manager - MMG Contracts
"I have worked with Ronnie for a number of years, during that time Ronnie was my Commercial Director and was responsible for, overseeing a £200 million UK wide construction business. Ronnie has the key attributes of a strong leader and is capable of dealing with all commercial and contractual matters associated with delivering any construction project. Ronnie's experience, commercial expertise and contractual understanding, means that I would have no hesitation recommending him to anyone looking to employ his services".
Tommy Hamilton - Commercial Director - Robertson Construction Central West
"Dealing with Commercial Consult since their formation in May 2018 has been of fundamental benefit to Onestop Group. Complicated claims and disputes have been handled professionally, accurately and expediently, achieving satisfactory conclusions for, not only Onestop Group but their clients' ensuring an even stronger client/supplier bond. Going forward I can't recommend enough that consideration be given to engaging the professional services of Ronnie at Commercial Consult Limited"
Robert Jenkins - Director - Onestop Roofing Supplies
"Portal security have worked with Ronnie on many commercial projects over the last 10 years, projects varying in size from one million to tens of millions. We have always found Ronnie to be fair, looking after everyone's interests us as the subcontractor as well as the client. Ronnie's best qualities are when the difficult conversations need to be had, they are done in a direct and professional manner."
Michael Goldie - Managing Director - Portal Security Ltd
"I have known and worked with Ronnie for over ten years and in our dealings have found him resourceful and pragmatic especially when dealing with the more difficult situations which arise during the building process.
Since becoming friends he still approaches our business with utmost professionalism and assists with problem solving in order to achieve where possible a successful conclusion."
"Due to contractual difficulties I have had the unfortunate need to call upon the professional services of a commercial consultant, however on the occasion was fortunate enough to have the benefit of a highly qualified and knowledgeable representation. I would therefor have no hesitation in calling upon the services of Ronnie for my commercial advice or assistance if required again in the future."
Sam Abercrombie - Owner - Adelphi
"Ronnie and I worked together for many years on numerous disputes and final account issues – he is commercially minded and astute and always keen to assist in looking for ways to resolve matters in the best interest of his Client. I wouldn't hesitate to work with him again."
Louise Forster - Partner - Pinsent Masons LLP
"Ronnie has been a great mentor, from his time as Commercial Director at McLaughlin & Harvey to his current role as Consultant. Always providing reasoned advice and an acting counsel for discussing challenging scenarios throughout my career."
Lloyd Elkerton - Commercial Manager - Stewart & Shields Ltd
"I've known Ronnie for a number of years and having jousted with him on the other side of the table I had no hesitation in engaging him on behalf of Kilmac on what was a difficult project. A first class and professional service from start to finish"
Athole McDonald - Director - Kilmac
"I have known and worked with Ronnie for over 20 years and he is a safe pair of hands when it comes to providing commercial input. His experience at the highest levels of commercial management in the construction industry provides invaluable insight for his clients and he is a great asset to have on your side in any commercial matter"
John Hunter - Hunter Consulting
"I have known Ronnie for 15 years, having reported directly to him for 6 of those early in my career. He was a big influence in developing me as a Quantity Surveyor and was a boss who I have come to call a close friend and confidant. Ronnie has a wealth of contractual and commercial knowledge applicable to the construction industry as a whole. He is also a very personable individual and has a personality that commands respect."
Andrew Waddell - Commercial Director - Luddon Construction Ltd
"I have always found Ronnie to be honest, forthright and very professional in his dealings. A good straight talking operator that can always be trusted and fulfils his promises. We have worked well together since his time at McLaughlin and Harvey and that relationship has flourished since.
Suffice to say that Ronnie knows the construction industry inside out.
Always a pleasure to deal with."
Jason Walsh - Commercial Director - James Frew Ltd
"Ronnie is one of the foremost and most experienced Commercial Directors around. His experience of the Scottish contracting market is second to none. As a commercially minded Quantity Surveyor his experience and decent no nonsense approach is an asset on any project"
Doug Thornton - former TESCO - Property Director
"Commercial Consult Ltd were recommended to me by a trusted business colleague to assist me in the growth of my organisation. Since my initial meeting with Ronnie I have been extremely satisfied with the industry experience, professionalism and level of service afforded to my company in every aspect of the commercial matters of the business, which in turn means I have the utmost confidence in the quality of advice and recommendations presented to me."
Mark Shields - Director - Stewart & Shields Ltd
"Ronnie's knowledge and experience is very highly regarded within the industry. He proved a valuable asset pre and post contract negotiation and his attitude provided a greater confidence for all our staff in dealing with contracts."
W. Mark Reid B eng (Hon) - Managing Director - Reid Roof Ltd
"I have known and worked with Ronnie for in excess of 25 years. Any dealings with Ronnie have always been carried out in a professional, courteous and knowledgeable basis. Ultimately Ronnie is easy to deal with and will provide first class advice and guidance."
David Ewing - Commercial Director - Morrison Construction Scotland
"In my opinion, CommercialConsult Ltd brings a wealth of construction industry experience and knowledge to all the commercial, contractual and business matters upon which their council is sought. Their professionalism and pragmatism are the bedrock upon which CommercialConsult Ltd help secure the most beneficial outcomes possible for their clients, in the most cost efficient and timely manner. Accordingly, I have no hesitation in recommending CommercialConsult Ltd to any Individual or organisation that is in need of sound commercial and contractual advice."
Paul Moultrie DipQS MSc LLM FRICS
Non‑Executive Chairman - Soben Contract and Commercial
"Ronnie has proven to be a valuable sounding board to senior members of staff with his knowledge and experience of the industry, as well as representing Topek in a 'Project Lead' role on particular contracts, mentoring and guiding our less experienced members of the Topek Team through the process, ensuring compliance with the sub-contract and internal procedures."
Scott Gibb - Commercial Director - TOPEK
"Following years of working for Ronnie as one of his key sub contractors it was an easy decision to grab the opportunity to align our businesses. Ronnie’s strength and determination for professionalism and correctness only enhances our core values at Topek. He is now a key ambassador and coach for our younger generation and I am delighted to say he is already proving to be a great return in our investment. I have no doubt this will continue."
Doulgas Bryce - Managing Director - TOPEK