Who are we?

  • Established consultancy, primary resource Colin Mitchell
  • Unrivalled track record of success
  • 40 years experience in affordable housing in UK & Overseas
  • 40 years experience in health related projects
  • 20 years experience in elderly persons provision
  • 15 years experience in planned and responsive maintenance
  • 10 years experience in locum management

How we operate

Working under a QMS system that meets ISO 9001:2015

CMA Ltd will offer an initial free consultation to establish parameters, capability and capacity.

CMA Ltd will either prepare a timely clear written proposal, to meet the Client’s brief and offering a simple fee structure or formally decline the work, with reasons.

Fees proposed will either be stated as hourly or per diem, and inclusive or exclusive of operating expenses.

Fees may comprise a capped sum, an estimate, be periodic, or offer a firm lump sum proposal. Acceptance of the proposal will include notice periods where appropriate, and payment frequency and terms.

Payment is invoiced at the proposed periods, or at deadline, for payment within 7 days

VAT is chargeable at current rates to all work undertaken


Colin Mitchell is the driving force behind CMA Ltd, and its primary resource. CMA Ltd has access to a number of similar organisations and can take on more complex commissions as a “one stop shop”.

Colin is a professional, with more than 40 years experience of affordable housing and senior management in the UK and abroad. Originally trained and working as a Quantity Surveyor in heavy Civil Engineering, Colin became disillusioned by a claims-oriented working culture, and in early 1977 moved to work in Kuwait, and subsequently to Iran, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia, delivering best value through partnered mixed funding housing projects.

Returning to UK in mid-1981, Colin worked as a consultant to the Housing Corporation, setting up teams to deliver closure on more than 4,000 overdue Final Accounts and process changes to prevent further backlogs, all prior to personal computers. Employed directly by the Corporation in 1984, Colin eventually became Operations Manager for the LHC(S) region, responsible for setting and achieving its entire £300m investment programme and strategy.

In 1992, Colin very successfully moved to the private sector delivering affordable housing, working first with developer Wimpey Homes, then contractor/developer Lovell Partnerships, and latterly contractor Osborne Homes in 2000.  At Osborne, Colin substantially raised their profile in new build social housing, maintenance, elderly provision, and rail, health and education projects, increasing turnover tenfold to £60m in 2009, being appointed Divisional Director in 2001. Osborne became a respected force in social housing contracting, development and PFI, from its roots as a south coast based subcontractor.

In early 2009, Colin set up CMA Ltd, to provide services to the niche market he saw emerging in bid management, and business development/improvement, for providers in the construction, specialist contracting, social housing, print, IT and health services.

Now in its eighth year of trading, CMA Ltd has helped win business worth over £120m for its clients, and helped many organisations to successfully achieve change by providing a comprehensive locum management service.

Client List

Constructors: Breyer, DCB (Kent), EVLO, CG Fry, Kier, Lakehouse, Mears, Oakwood, Richardsons, Standage & Co, W Stirland, TCL
Consultants: Faithorn Farrell Timms, Abacus
Social Housing/PFI: Eldon Housing Association, Eastbourne Homes Golding Homes, Orbit Housing Group, Russet Homes
Health Services: IDH
Print: MCR, Printstation, Prestige
IT: Dotsquares
Specialist Contractors: Amstech, CLB Refrigeration, Chris Bartholomew Electrical, Keith Long Electrical, Paine Mainwaring (Gas), R & B Decorators, Swale
Local Authorities: LB Merton, LB Wandsworth, Wealden DC