Meet The Team
The Fulcrum management team is one of the most highly regarded group of managers in the sector and has considerable experience of developing excellent new primary care buildings in partnership with the NHS.
Led by Director Richard Ashcroft and CEO Clive Pitt, all senior managers have hands-on experience of running NHS LIFT Companies across the country. In addition they each bring specific expertise ranging from NHS senior management to quantity surveying and accountancy.
To find out more about each of the key managers click on the image below.
Richard has been the Director at Fulcrum since 2015. He leads all Fulcrum’s work:
‘I really enjoy being a part of creating new buildings and facilities which actually improve services and our communities. I’ve spent most of my career involved in buildings and managing assets and I’m passionate about delivering value for money and high levels of customer satisfaction. We do this by making learning and improving part of every day’s work.
‘I believe that to be successful a company needs to really understand its clients’ needs and be passionate about helping them to achieve their own goals. At Fulcrum we spend a lot of time engaging all our staff in this idea and making it a reality. I’m extremely proud of the people we have and their commitment to doing a great job for our clients and partners. ‘
Richard was responsible for the establishment and subsequent growth and development of an award winning NHS LIFT Company, Renova Developments. Renova won LiftCo of the year in 2007 and 2008 and also Lift Area of the Year in 2009 along with the PCT and local authorities of Halton and St Helens, Knowsley and Warrington.
Richard is a Chartered Engineer by profession and has led several major change projects during his career. Before creating Renova, Richard was a Partner with consultants EC Harris. He was responsible for its public sector business in Merseyside and North Wales, which provides construction and facilities management consultancy to the local authority, social housing and education sectors.
‘The project I’m most proud of in my career is our White City development - a very complex multi-agency regeneration project in West London. ‘
Chief Financial Officer
Sarah joined Fulcrum in 2009 and worked her way up to becoming CFO in 2015. She is responsible for making sure that all our financial statutory, contractual and governance obligations are met, and for maintaining relationships with our funders. Sarah works closely with her team to and all of our partners and customers to ensure high service delivery is maintained. She acts as a Director of South West London Health Partnerships, West London Health Partnership, Building Better Health Lambeth Southwark and Lewisham and Renova (which manages our developments in north west England).
Sarah came to England from South Africa in 2008, and has developed her career with Fulcrum. “My favourite part of being with Fulcrum is the continuous drive to do what we do better, over the time I have been with the company it has gone through a number of changes which have all been challenging and exciting in their own ways. Ultimately there is no better satisfaction than working on a project for a number of years and finally seeing it come to life and serve the community around it.”
Clive Pitt joined Fulcrum in 2011 and became CEO in 2015. He is responsible for making sure that all our statutory, contractual and governance obligations are met, and for maintaining relationships with our funders. Clive is closely involved with all our developments. He acts as a Director of South West London Health Partnerships, West London Health Partnership, Building Better Health Lambeth Southwark and Lewisham and Renova (which manages our developments in north west England). Clive is also the Chief Financial Officer of Island Roads Services – the Private Public Partnership to improves the roads of the Isle of Wight.
Clive has been involved of public-private partnerships and the NHS LIFT programme for several years. He brought experience of work at senior levels in the UK and USA (latterly as a senior manager for Sodexo), to private finance initiative projects in the health, education, criminal justice and defence sectors. He was then appointed as the chief executive for the LIFT company which invested in primary and community care services in Manchester, Salford and Trafford. Clive developed three major schemes in Salford and nine other projects, winning several national awards along the way.
Clive began his career as a chartered accountant in the hospitality industry. He had several roles with Gardner Merchant before becoming its Commercial Director for the UK Workplace and Education Market.
Chief Financial Officer