Generating a sustainable future


GenNorth is a socially conscious Advisory and Project Management firm delivering value in the property and construction industry.

GenNorth generates value and opportunity through the provision of sound business advice and effective consulting services to enable clients to make a positive and sustainable contribution to the built environment and social infrastructure.

We offer a range of services aimed at helping your business differentiate in property and construction, from providing Board level strategic advice to the delivery of complex programmes and projects whilst reducing carbon footprint.

We bring over 25 years experience in the property and construction industry, working across all aspects of the public sector and with corporate occupiers. With a track record of delivering successfully across the North, we are focused on generating a sustainable future for the region.


GenNorth was established in 2021 by Richard Shaw following many years working across a number of sectors in the property and construction industry.

A results-driven professional with proven leadership and commercial expertise, Richard brings energy and a collaborative approach to the delivery of quality solutions through an empowered and motivated team. He is a Chartered Engineer with professional project management qualifications (PRINCE2 and APM) and NEC4 Accreditation.

We have access to a broad network of industry specialists who provide expertise in a range of related areas along with additional capacity.


We live in a constantly changing and dynamic world. Society has started to address its inequalities and the impact we have on our environment but there is still much to do. One example of this is the disparity in economic and health outcomes between the North and the South of the UK. The governments ‘Levelling up’ agenda is an attempt to close the gap and increase the productivity of the nation as a whole through investment in jobs and infrastructure. It is however, vital that this investment coupled with other initiatives drive real sustainable growth, leave a skills legacy, create social value in our communities and set the country on a path to a lower carbon future.

GenNorth can help your organisation to navigate these initiatives, generating a sustainable future through the effective delivery of socially conscious property and infrastructure.


GenNorth is a socially conscious business focused on generating a sustainable future for people, place, communities and organisations. Grounded in technical and commercial skills and competencies, we deliver through a collaborative approach and a strong focus on positive behaviours to drive personal and team effectiveness, solve problems, adapt to change, act inclusively and deliver results.