[29/03/2011] Hilson Moran has been named the NCE/ACE Medium Consultant of the Year 2011. Now in its eighth year, the awards celebrate outstanding business performance by engineering consultancies across the UK.
The awards are based on submissions to NCE’s Consultants File, a unique insight into the health and wealth of the engineering consultancy market. Judging is based on strict criteria including revenues in relation to staff numbers, projects that applicants have been involved in and innovative activity undertaken during the year. Chris Plummer, Managing Director, commented on the win: “We are thrilled to have been named Medium Consultant of the Year. Even in the most challenging of economic times we have stayed true to our founding ethos of striving to provide clients with the best quality service and these efforts, coupled with our strong reputation for delivery, have enabled us to continue to secure many exciting, high quality projects in the UK and overseas.”
Hilson Moran’s revenues increased last year, despite difficult trading conditions and the company is continuing to secure good opportunities. Chris continued: “We have already secured more than 70% of our projected revenues for the year and whilst the economy will continue to present challenges for some time, we feel increasingly confident about the next 12 months and beyond.” During 2010 Hilson Moran grew to almost 250 in number and has plans to open a new office in Qatar this summer, adding to its existing six office locations across the UK, Europe and the UAE.
Other key developments include a strengthened environmental and sustainability offering in the UK and a broadened portfolio of services including masterplanning where, in conjunction with professors from Reading and Dundee Universities, a team of urban design specialists have developed an innovative methodology SuBET (Sustainable Built Environment Tool) and are applying this expertise to a number of masterplanning projects, including Greenwich Peninsula in London and the North Yas Island Masterplan in Abu Dhabi. “This award recognises all the incredible hard work by the team and each member of the organisation should be proud of their contribution,” Chris concluded. The winners were announced at an exclusive lunch event on Friday 25 March at London’s Claridges Hotel.