ULI NEXT UK: Leading Skills Seminar - Sphere of Influence


Wednesday 4 March 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm


Television Centre 3 Television Centre London W12 7FS UNITED KINGDOM


Pricing Members Non-Members
Private £20.00 £40.00
Registration is open to ULI members and guests.
Registration fees are subject to 20% VAT. 
Member  £20.00
Non-Members £40.00 
This event is open for the NEXT members (aged 35 - 45). 
Mark Farmer, CEO, Cast Consulting and Alex Griffiths, Associate Director (Consultancy), Mace Group, will discuss influencing at Industry, Business and individual Project levels.
A significant number of professions in the Built Environment operate through ‘Influence’ rather than direct control. Managers often have no contractual control over Project Teams, so ‘discretionary effort’, a key component of success, rests on their ability to influence.  Alex and Mark will discuss the concepts of Sphere of Influence and Quality of influence, discuss their experiences and cover practical tools and methods to influence individuals and teams that we can all use to be more influential.
Cancellation Policy:
  • A full refund will be awarded for written cancellation and refund requests received up to 5 (five) days before the event.  This includes work and non-work days.
  • No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received after 12.00am on the fifth day before the event.
  • Registration may be transferred to another member of your organisation if requested by 12.00am on the fifth day before the event without penalty. Appropriate fee category will apply upon transfer. 
  • Registration may be transferred to another member of your organisation if requested by 12.00am the day before the event; a £5 transfer fee will be charged.
  • Verbal requests for cancellations and refunds will not be accepted; all requests must be made in writing to uk@uli.org   
If you would like to sign up to ULI NEXT UK, please contact Robert de Jong robert.dejong@uli.org or Jessica Sheridan coordinator-uk@uli.org  



Mark Farmer

Founding Director & CEO , Cast Consult Ltd

Mark has 30 years’ experience in construction and real estate and is a recognised international commentator on a variety of industry and policy related issues. Mark authored the Farmer Review, an influential 2016 independent government review of the UK’s construction labour model entitled ‘Modernise or Die’. In 2019 he was appointed as the government’s Champion for Modern Methods of Construction. Mark is a member of the Construction Innovation Hub Industry Board, the Construction Leadership Council Advisory Group and is a board member for Construction Scotland Innovation Centre. He is also a national co-chair of Constructing Excellence and the Urban Land Institute UK Residential Council and a trustee of the MOBIE educational charity. Mark is an honorary professor at The University of Salford’s School of Built Environment and holds an honorary doctorate at the University College of Estate Management.


Alexander Griffiths

Associate Director, Mace Limited

Alex has 10 years’ experience in construction and currently manages Corporate Real Estate projects and programmes across EMEA with Mace. He is a supporting member of the ULI NEXT Committee. Alex’s leadership, management and influence skills, trained in the Army and honed in his civilian career, help him build rapport and achieve clear communication with stakeholders. Alex started his career in the British Army, completing the Commissioning Course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst before joining the Royal Engineers. He served in Afghanistan and has delivered military construction projects in expeditionary environments from Cyprus to Kenya. Alex holds a Masters in Civil Engineering from the University of Warwick.