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Lawson McGraw Associates (LMA)


Lawson McGraw Associates (LMA) are accredited training providers for the Association for Project Management (apm) committed to providing training and support services for companies and individuals seeking development in project management skill and capability. LMA have established a reputation for being able to deliver training courses that combine excellent exam pass rates with practical and seasoned guidance ensuring maximum skills transfer.


Since forming in 2000, we have assisted companies in the Telecommunications, Utilities, Defence, Aerospace, Electronic Manufacture, Construction, Engineering & Pharmaceutical sectors achieve significant business improvement. Lawson McGraw Associates are also active in the Public and 3rd Sector assisting those organisations to implement projects in a cost effective manner. Our excellent track record demonstrates that we are able to match our experience with your culture, style and existing project management approach in a way that will enable you to quickly and effectively develop new ways of working to the benefit of all stakeholders.


The company's founder, Jim McGraw has over 30 years experience of operations, management and training. Prior to setting up LMA, Jim worked in the Defence and Commercial Sectors and held senior management and executive positions in Production Engineering, Estimating, Manufacturing, Programme Management and Integrated Logistics Support. Latterly his career concentrated at board level as Group Director of Programmes and New Commercial Product Director with Pilkington Optronics Ltd. A qualified Production Engineer, he supplemented his technical background with a postgraduate MBA from Strathclyde Business School.


Our Approach

Lawson McGraw Associates (LMA) approach to training and personal development is focused on delivering professionally accredited project management training, as prescribed by the Association for Project Management (apm) to enhance the skills, professionalism and personal development of the individual while significantly improving the productivity and profitability of the respective organisation. We, like our client organisations in both the Public and Private sectors, believe that these two aims are inextricably linked and together forge a winning solution.


Client Base

Lawson McGraw Associates (LMA) clients come predominately from referral; we believe this is a testimony to the standard of our work and the importance we place on creating a long-term productive relationship. LMA believe that the approach and disciplines of project management is pan sector. This is represented by the selection of some of our client base below.

scotia gas networks scottish water 4d united utilities scottish water solutions spirit aerosystems ccg constructionveolia bae systemsshare