Obsidyan specialises in raising the bar of commercial standards through targeted and focused training led by seasoned professionals who bring real-world experience and expertise.

Employees .

Our approach involves designing and delivering tailored training sessions that precisely address areas for staff improvement and upskilling of sound commercial and contractual knowledge and practices.

We recommend prioritising a proactive strategy of project-specific workshops that ensure the delivery team fully grasps the specific obligations and risks associated with a project before commencing work. This helps establish contract-compliant procedures that are well understood by everyone involved.

Training your staff offers numerous benefits to them personally and your business. Some of the key advantages include:

  1. Improved Performance: Proper commercial and contract training will equip your employees with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform their jobs more effectively. It enhances their expertise, which can lead to increased productivity and efficiency.
  2. Increased Job Satisfaction: When employees receive quality training, they will feel more confident and capable in their roles. This sense of competence and mastery contributes to higher job satisfaction and morale.
  3. Reduced Employee Turnover: Investing in staff training demonstrates a commitment to employee development and growth. This can lead to higher employee retention rates as individuals are more likely to stay with your business as they know it invests in their professional development.
  4. Improved Profitability: Upskilling your employees to provide them with a sound understanding of commercial and contractual processes will help ensure that risk and change is managed properly will have a direct impact on the bottom line.
  5. Succession Planning: Commercial and Contract Training prepares employees for future roles within your business. Senior roles require the competent commercial stewardship to manage risk and achieve profit goals.

We are ready to start tailoring a training workshop for your employees, let’s get started.

Overall, investing in staff training is a strategic decision that yields long-term benefits for both employees and the organisation, contributing to growth, success, and a positive work environment.

Business Owners

The construction industry is amazing, but you don’t need us to tell you that it’s a tough place to do business.

According to the UK Government’s Company Insolvency Statistics for January to March 2023 there were 4,165 insolvencies in the Construction Industry for the 12 months ending in Q1 2023. This report stated that “The Construction industry usually has the highest quarterly number of insolvencies of any industrial grouping”.

We know that our clients are experts at what they do but they may need expert support when it comes to commercial management and understanding the legal jargon in their construction contracts. Obsidyan was founded to help ensure that construction companies had access to first class commercial, contract and dispute resolution services to help business owners reduce their risk, avoid disputes, and improve their profitability. We are here to help your business go further and be here for the long term.

We want to partner with you for the journey as we know that building long-term, strong relationships reap bigger rewards. It is important to us to understand your requirements and how your business operates, which is why we will take the time to listen so we can help tailor our support to meet your commercial and contractual needs.

Protect your business

This famous Chinese saying is not about confrontation or aggression. It simply means that it is better to have the necessary skills to defend oneself and not have to use them, rather than not having the capacity to defend oneself.

“It is better to be a warrior in a garden than a gardener in a war”

When we support business owners our support provides the necessary coaching to help them understand the risks to their business and help them develop their knowledge and understanding of commercial management and construction contracts. This not only helps in business negotiations; it assists with real-time decision making as the project progresses and in the event of disputes during the execution of the project.

Our experience has seen numerous examples of companies not knowing how to defend themselves when things don’t go to plan and that does not translate into success. Our firm belief is that disputes should be avoided wherever possible, and that collaboration and strong relationships should always be prioritised.

Obsidyan is ready to start working with you, why not contact us for a no-obligation chat?

Expert support from commercial professionals that have on the ground experience of running businesses in the construction industry.