About the programme

BeResilient is a CITB fully funded programme of support aimed at helping companies in the construction sector to implement new working practices in accordance with the British Standards publication, BS 65000:2014 Guidance on Organizational Resilience. This programme has been inspired by recent market research which highlighted that the construction sector on average is the largest contributor to business insolvencies each year in the UK.

The programme is running between 1st August 2018 and the 31st January 2020.

What is organisational resilience?

Organisational Resilience is defined by the BSI as “the ability of an organisation to anticipate, prepare for, respond and adapt to incremental change and sudden disruptions in order to survive and prosper.”

It reaches beyond risk management towards a more holistic view of business health and success.  A resilient organisation is one that not merely survives over the long term, but also flourishes - passing the test of time.

Organisational Resilience is a strategic imperative for an organisation to prosper in today’s dynamic, interconnected world.  It is not a one-off exercise, but achieved over time and for the long-term.  Mastering Organisational Resilience requires the adoption of excellent habits and best practice to deliver business improvement by building competence and capability across all aspects of an organisation. This allows leaders to take measured risks with confidence, making the most of opportunities that present themselves.

Meet our expert

Tim Whitehill (Project Five Consulting)

Tim is an experienced Management Consultant with dedicated expertise in the construction sector. He supports organisations to achieve better outcomes in key themes that are trending both nationally and internationally, including:

  • Organisational resilience
  • Strategy and business growth
  • Winning work
  • Digital marketing
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Partnering & collaborative working
  • Lean & continuous improvement
  • BIM & digital construction

Tim has been working in the construction sector for over 22 years. He holds a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering (1996) and a MBA in Business Administration (2006) where he concentrated his research on the critical success factors for partnering in construction.

Inspired by the industry's 'improvement agenda'​ following the release of Sir John Egan's 1998 report Rethinking Construction, since 2006 Tim has worked closely with industry bodies including Constructing Excellence, BRE and the National Federation of Builders, and has supported more than 500 construction based organisations working to achieve the industry challenge to improve performance and become more resilient.

In 2018 Tim co-authored the industry report The Organisational Resilience of the UK Construction Industry: Are we built on a house of cards? .