Expertise, Advice and Resources in Project and Commercial Management with Training Services for Construction and Engineering Professionals

Welcome to Clayton Consult an organization providing training, together with project and commercial management services to Employers, Contractors’, Trade Contractors and Sub-contractors working in the Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure sectors.

About Us

The business founder, Nigel Clayton, has over 35 years of experience in construction and engineering.

He started out ‘holding a ladder’ for building maintenance contractors and moved on through land surveying, minerals surveying and mine surveying in South Africa’s gold mines. Duties as a Setting Out Engineer in Soweto merged with a Quantity Surveying remit and Nigel never looked back.

On return to England he worked his way through the commercial ranks, with a variety of contracting organisations, from assistant QS up to International Operations Director, a role that combined with Group Commercial Director. Thyssen GB Ltd duties included Engineering, Insurance, Mining as well as construction regions across the UK.

A move to a consultancy role with Alway Associates in 2003 was soon followed by appointment as Director of Brunswick. During his time at Brunswick, Nigel managed to build projects from concept to handover, dealt with countless commercial matters and spoke regularly for Construction Study Centres. The decline of the Alway Group necessitated a change and Nigel established Clayton Consult in 2014.

The services that Clayton Consult provides are tailored to meet specific project requirements. We promise to provide solutions that are both cost effective and successful.

The sectors that Clayton Consult works in are diverse, and we experienced in applying our skills and experience in traditional as well as specialist areas including:

  • Building
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical and electrical services
  • Process engineering
  • Systems engineering
  • Signalling and telecommunications

Why Use Clayton Consult?

Every business leader and every project manager seeks to maximise value from their operations. To do this they must achieve the right balance between time, cost and quality.

Our clients return to Clayton Consult time and time again because rather than merely applying traditional services, each commission receives both a bespoke response built on a solid understanding of the client’s business activities and a “no nonsense” solution.

Our Philosophy

Clayton Consult tailors its services to suit specific customer requirements. Standard solutions cater only for standard requirements.

Clayton Consult is committed to repeat business and achieves this by building client relationships based on trust, mutual understanding and successful service delivery. These services can be delivered individually or tailored and combined to suit any client or project requirement.

We work either from our own office or with other team members at a Client’s offices or site.

By adhering to this core philosophy, Clayton Consult delivers high quality training or project and commercial management services that facilitate the successful delivery of construction and infrastructure projects.


We understand the different requirements of our Clients whether they are developers, housing associations, public bodies or contracting organisations. We always seek to tailor our services to meet specific needs with the aim of achieving maximum value for our Clients through their development, construction and use of property.

We have experience of working in the following sectors:

  • private residential development
  • affordable housing
  • commercial officesnull
  • retail
  • health
  • education
  • leisure
  • hotels
  • public buildings


Knowledge and understanding of building, civil, mechanical and electrical, communications and other specialist services and systems is increasingly important in the construction and maintenance of built assets. Clayton Consult recognises the importance of these services and systems and is qualified and experienced in helping and advising Clients on the various options, methods of procurement, and initial and post contract matter.

Our experience includes:

  • mechanical and electrical services
  • energy plant
  • process engineering on industrial facilities
  • mining
  • fabrication
  • water treatment works
  • building
  • computer based management systems
  • rail and signalling
  • telecommunications


We have extensive experience of working with Clients undertaking major programmes of work or individual projects in the following sectors:

  • process and petrochemical
  • medical centres
  • commercial building
  • highways
  • utilities
  • aviation
  • rail
  • water

We understand how to manage major programmes of work, the requirements for implementing supply chain management and the need for effective project controls to ensure that projects are procured and delivered efficiently in an environment which can be subject to risk, operational requirements and regulatory review.