Where the Passion Begins!
Thomson Christopher Farquhar MSc PMP MRICS
Senior Advisor, International Construction Management,
Thomson is an award-winning professional, with over 40 years of progressive experience in the design and construction of complex building, civil projects, construction analysis, monitoring and consulting. He is highly motivated to perform for clients, and is always anticipating and solving problems to provide a seamless, worry-free process. Thomson takes pride in consistently providing a high quality product, completed on time, within budget, and to specification.
Thomson has worked his way up from the construction site, and continually expanded his industry knowledge through graduate studies and field experience, giving him a unique perspective and insight to the industry.
Thomson has a unique perspective and in-depth understanding of:
* The Design and Construction Processes for Construction Management
* Stipulated Price and Unit Rate
* Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
* Financing and Facility Management Models.
Thomson's specialties include:
Project design & planning
Procurement management & Claims management
Quality, cost and schedule control and assurance
Construction and contract law
Communications management & Client transition management
Caribbean construction management
Construction consulting and monitoring
Educational facilitation, workshops and seminars
Laura M. Farquhar MBA
Senior Advisor, International Business Development, Hospitality and Tourism Management
Laura has been in the Hospitality and Tourism industry for more than 30 years. She began her career with a passion for the culinary arts and passion for excellence in the service delivery. She obtained her Red Seal Chef certification at the age of eighteen and furthered her studies with a BC Institute of Technology Marketing Management Tourism diploma. Laura has held leadership roles in academic environments, hotels, restaurants, golf and ski resorts, marinas and country clubs.
While running hotels, Laura studied online with The University of South Australia and completed a Master of Business Administration degree including a 9-month dissertation in Australia in 2013. She has successfully obtained a Le Cordon Bleu Master of Business Administration degree in International Hotel and Restaurant Management.
With her exceptional skill set, true passion, creativity and pure joy in providing excellence in the service delivery, Laura has been responsible for creating, and delivering innovative and dynamic programs and processes to our clients in the Academic, Tourism and Hospitality sectors.
Laura's specialties include:
Developing and executing long and short-range success planning, and tactical strategies
Researching and creating Hospitality & Tourism Mgmt. programs, and course curriculum development in accordance to industry standards
Subject Matter Expert for private colleges and educational institutions
Consultation and assistance in obtaining required documentation need for certification from British Columbia Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advance Education, Skills and Training requirements
Development of all related education institution policies, procedures, HR logistics, student policy and contracts, and handbooks
Financial management, marketing and business plans and implementation
Identifying operational risks and developing risk management plans
Customer Relationship Management, building strong relationships with operations in order to understand needs
Providing feasibility analyses, menu design, costing and menu engineering
Addressing quality and/or service gaps to develop continuous improvement
Streamlining processes and resource allocation
Enhancing service quality and stakeholder satisfaction
Associate training to improve efficiencies and effectiveness
Hospitality & Tourism Management consulting
We are committed to Excellence!
At Farquhar Consultants, we understand that change is not always easy.
Since 2000 we’ve been helping companies of all sizes respond to industry transitions in order to stay competitive.
Our many years of experience have taught us to always make your business success our first priority.
Our team of experts is ready to help you develop strategies for not only surviving, but thriving in the future.
We examine what organizations are doing to stay relevant and competitive in this fast-paced world.
Then strategize using smart tools and global resources in order to understand the implications of every choice our clients can make.
International Business Development
Looking to develop your business but not sure where to turn?
Need help planning or executing your next project?
Let us guide you. Any organization can move forward with small incremental changes, but building for the future in today’s rapidly evolving environment means taking bold chances and making insightful decisions.
Farquhar Consultants are highly motivated to perform for clients. We're always anticipating and solving problems to provide a seamless, worry-free process, and pride ourselves in consistently providing a high quality product, completed on time, within budget, and to specification.
Farquhar Consultants are passionate educators of International Construction, Hospitality and Tourism Management. We enjoy sharing our enthusiasm and expertise in academic and business environments. Through seminars,
speaking engagements, and hands-on workshops.