Our job is to help you get more from your assets

Since establishing our business in 2005 we’ve continually strived to deliver a flexible, tailored service, working alongside our clients to achieve their objectives.

We see ourselves as part of your team, working alongside you to help meet your challenges and provide long-term sustainable solutions.

Our people

All of our consultants have over 20+ years of experience gained at both operational and strategic levels of organisations in the infrastructure industry, working at senior management levels, both directing and facilitating change programmes and delivery.

With offices in the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States, we work with a varied range of clients around the world. Our operating ethos is grounded firmly in practical solutions and we believe passionately in delivering outcomes for Clients, not just the completion of a Brief. We pride ourselves on our levels of repeat business and long term customer relationships and always strive to achieve excellence in everything we do and deliver

Scott Bloxsom

Co-founder and Managing Director

Ash Baskerville

Principal Americas Director Essency Australia

Ash Baskerville has extensive experience in the commercial structuring and management of capital projects and services corporations. Ash began his career in Australia, soon after completing degrees in both law and international business, by taking a posting on a coalmine development project in Australia’s Bowen Basin, where he directed the commercial and project service requirements of a young mining company’s flagship project.

Following several years servicing the mineral processing and oil and gas industries in Australia, which included a role as Commercial Manger for a USD 4 billion gold mine development, Ash accepted the Director – Commercial with Aker Solutions’ (and later Kvaerner) division to establish an international project execution centre in London. In this role Ash held functional responsibility for all commercial, compliance management and legal activities across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

During this time, Ash negotiated a Joint Venture agreement to provide engineering services to Kashagan Phase II (mega project valued at USD 45 billion), led the development and implementation of commercial management and business administration standards and processes across the division, managed the establishment of the corporate entity structure for Kvaerner’s new international division and obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

More recently, Ash has worked across capital project sectors in various consultancy and management roles bringing his experience to resource development companies in the UK, Canada, USA and on projects in Africa, Central Asia and South America. His experience includes leading the commercial management of a number of large-scale project developments each exceeding USD 1 billion in capital cost value. His responsibilities in these roles have included overseeing commercial advisory, contracting, procurement, vendor management, project controls, project scheduling, document control and logistics functions.

Ash has an astute understanding of the commercial risks associated with project development and execution and possesses extensive knowledge of the legal, insurance and financial aspects of construction and project relating contracting. Passionate about the need to adopt project strategies that drive commercial success, Ash can provide strategic direction as well as task-based management of all commercial orientated project activities.

Craig Nelson

Director Essency Australia

Craig has over 30 years of experience in a wide range of Asset and Project based businesses. He has worked extensively with both public and private sector clients in Australia and Asia.

His experience and work preference has a strong bias to collaborative process improvement through the implementation of best practice methodologies and standards. Commencing as a cost controller on major infrastructure projects and broadening out over the years into other project management disciplines of time control, risk analysis, value management and process improvement.

In recent years he has focused on assisting large public and private organisations with improving their asset and project performance by utilising risk based processes and systems in a wide range of industry segments including Mining, oil and Gas Rail, Water, Road and Busways.

His experience includes the successful implementation of a number of asset
management, project management and cost control frameworks for major projects and large mining, oil and gas and infrastructure organisations. Craig’s takes a hands on approach to the whole lifecycle of costing systems development from initial user requirements definition through system selection/ development, implementation and ongoing support.

Danny Gordon

Director (Development & Delivery) Essency UK

Danny has worked within the Local Government environment for 35 years, most spent within the Merseyside and Cheshire Counties. Throughout his impressive working life Danny has amassed an extremely high level of skills and knowledge of how the local government sector works, having fulfilled operational roles through to trategic and eventually Directorships, more recently with Liverpool City and Cheshire West & Chester Councils.

His experience has seen him lead and facilitate large scale contract and organisational reviews and transformation programmes and he is highly regarded in the region for his strong personable relationships with elected members, Mayors and Senior Officers. Danny has been an active member of the regional authorities leading on Best Practice Asset Management & Procurement, having taken an active role implementing recommendations and guidance developed by HMEP, ADEPT, APSE, UKRLG and currently LCRIG in the North West.

Danny has an excellent knowledge of local government legislation and policies, and has developed and deployed numerous term maintenance contracts and network performance contracts throughout his working life.

Danny’s experience and work preference has a strong bias to collaborative working and his knowledge of operational highways management practices places him in a strong position when engaging with the Supply Chain.

He has recently taken on a role as Development & Delivery Director with Essency Consulting Ltd, a specialist asset management and performance contract management organisation working with Local Authorities in the UK, Australia and other international locations. Services the company provide includes the development of asset management frameworks for national government and local authorities, and supporting the delivery of strategic asset management services to the United Kingdom highways market as well as
asset and network management contracts in the Middle East and Australia.

Cassandra Bloxsom

Co-Founder & Director Essency Global

Fernando Nunez-Veiga

Assistant Director / Senior Asset Management Consultant

Our associates

Graeme Jones

Associate / Principal Consultant

Kieran Collins

Associate / Principal Consultant

Gary Kyle

Associate / Traffic Modelling Specialist

Roger Ruffles

Associate / Procurement & Contracts Specialist

Craig Sayers

Associate / Financial Management Consultant

We would welcome an opportunity to speak with you.

To explore how we may be able to work together to solve some of your challenges.