Who We Are
Newman Eventus is a boutique consultancy supporting small and medium-sized organisations involved in project delivery, production, or equipment supply in the areas of battery materials, oil and gas, and chemicals.
Our expertise derives from over 20 years’ hands-on industry experience working in senior positions for top-tier companies across the world. In particular, our exposure to the cathode material production process gives us a unique insight into the supply chain and manufacturing challenges faced by the battery materials sector.
Newman Eventus are pragmatic problem solvers whose goal is to help our clients actually achieve business objectives, rather than merely propose solutions. We actively take on the ownership and management of tasks for our clients, and are happy to work independently or within a team as required.
Newman Eventus are competent across a wide range of disparate yet overlapping areas which gives us an uncommon perspective and allows us to identify root causes and solutions which others may miss. For example, our formally-acquired knowledge of HR Management combined with our engineering and industry experience gives us the ability to understand the human factors behind what might be assumed a technical problem.
On occasion we have been described as a Swiss Army knife: not the first choice in some cases, but highly versatile and exactly what you need in certain situations.
Why choose us?
At Newman Eventus we focus on outcomes and deliver when it matters.
Newman Eventus can adapt to any situation and deliver the outcome you need.
With Newman Eventus you will benefit from our years of international business experience.
Over an 18-year career as an engineer and project manager in the international oil industry, Timothy Newman learned that most organisations have a short-term requirement for a dynamic, goal-driven, self-reliant individual who can be assigned a specific task – and in many instances that was him.
Regardless of his job title and formal duties, Timothy’s employers consistently called upon him to tackle unusual or persistent problems. Whether it was fabricating and installing a bespoke piece of lifting equipment, supervising rock-dumping works on an ice-breaking ship in the run-up to Christmas, inspecting a lighthouse on Sakhalin Island, or setting up a project office in a new country on a week’s notice, Timothy was hand-picked in the knowledge he would deliver regardless of circumstances.
However, the characteristics which made him suitable for these tasks meant he struggled to settle into the traditional corporate roles on which long careers are built, and he often found himself frustrated over hierarchal decisions, bureaucracy, and micromanagement.
Seeking to understand the problem more fully, Timothy embarked on an MBA in Human Resources Management to learn about the cultural nature of organisations, the incentives at play, and the resulting behaviours of employees. He realised he was better suited to work with dynamic, goal-driven organisations in industries where the time between decisions and outcomes is short. When his studies concluded he joined the newly-formed battery materials division of a blue-chip chemical company where he gained valuable industry knowledge and witnessed the HR and technical challenges of an organisation trying to grow in a fast-paced business environment.
In May 2021 Timothy left his corporate role and, inspired by one of his MBA professors and drawing on his niche battery materials knowledge and international experience in the oil and gas industry, founded Newman Eventus to help small and medium-sized technical companies tackle short-term challenges and achieve better outcomes. He has since been joined by two of his former industry colleagues.
With our goal-driven approach we:
- Take ownership, exercise judgement, and make bold decisions.
- Are highly pragmatic.
- Never lose sight of the ultimate business objectives, customers, and shareholders.
- Do not allow the business objectives to be obscured by, or become subordinate to, internal or political goals.
- Understand that processes, while important, must contribute towards achieving the business objectives.
- Identify and monitor what represents genuine progress.
At Newman Eventus we consistently demonstrate the principles inherent to us as professionals.
Each shall carry out their work to the best of their professional ability.
Each shall take full ownership of their work and be accountable for its satisfactory completion.
Each shall work within the spirit of the business relationship to ensure mutual satisfaction on all sides.
Each shall be open and honest in their dealings with others and make no attempt to conceal pertinent information or mislead.
In the execution of our work we uphold professional standards ensuring quality of service, trust in relationships, and complete client satisfaction.
Clear and open communication and sharing of information.
Work carried out in a well-organised and structured manner.
Providing services tailored to customer needs.
Work carried out correctly and to a professional standard.
The basis of decisions and actions referenced wherever possible.
Consistency is maintained throughout the project and across deliverables.