Kind words from some of those we have worked with
“Gratitude is also due to all those who have contributed so much to the exquisite workmanship of this monument – the architects, the sculptors, the stonemasons and the foundry workers – and, we must not forget, the Director of the Property Section in The Queen’s Household (Graham Sharpe) who, ingeniously, ensured the whole project was completed to budget. Together, and with immense distinction, skill and sensitivity, they have helped greatly to enhance this part of The Mall.”
HRH The Prince of Wales, quote from his speech at the unveiling of the memorial to HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
“I met Graham eight years ago shortly after he was ‘lent’ to us from the Royal Household to support the team through a multi-million pound re-servicing and decoration project. During the project, he provided us all with support, guidance and leadership in a friendly manner that was key to the success of the project. His contribution was important then and is still relevant today. Since the project was completed, Graham has continued to provide us with advice and it is always reassuring to know that he is only a ‘phone call away.”
Richard Jordan-Baker, Director of Estates, Broadlands
“Graham has an instinct for creative potential and will suddenly see an opportunity that no others have seen. As an example, under his leadership, the sculpture programme for the College of St George was Highly Commended in the innovative design category in the 2015 International Blueprint Awards. He is an excellent motivator, who is able to get colleagues, consultants and contractors to work both with him and for him. He gets them to deliver more than they individually think is possible. He has first class communication skills at all levels, and a deep interest in the personal achievement of everyone he meets.”
Martin Ashley, consultant architect and Surveyor of the Fabric, College of St George.
“I have known Graham for many years, both in his role as Director of Property for the Royal Household and also as Project Manager for the refurbishment programme relating to the College of St George, on behalf of the Dean and Canons of Windsor. He has led the many projects on which we have worked together. His leadership of a project team is clear and fair, giving strong direction, so the outcome has been a rewarding and enjoyable working environment. He develops a wonderful, supportive team spirit with the various consultants and contractors, and achieves outstanding results, despite the huge complexities of working with historic buildings.”
Richard Swift, Structural Engineer, SFK Consulting.
“Graham has been a director in the Property Section for over ten years and, in HRH’s view, he has done a phenomenal job.”
Amanda Thirsk, Private Secretary to The Duke of York.