COMPANY NEWS Divisional restructure for Capita Symonds Nov 2010
- Capita Symonds, as one of the UK's largest multidisciplinary consultancies, has reorganised its operating divisions to better position the consultancy for future growth and investment
- With more than 4,500 UK and international staff across more than 60 offices, the company will restructure its four divisions into three in a move described by Managing Director Jonathan Goring as: "The next exciting cycle of investment in our business."
MD Jonathan Goring
- The new divisions are:
• Design & Infrastructure - Executive Director, John Southgate
The new division will merge two separate divisions, bringing Capita Symonds' architecture, M&E and structures teams together with its regeneration, development, industrial, energy, environment, technology, civil engineering and transport specialists.
• Real Estate - Executive Director, Mark Norris
This division amalgamates Capita Symonds' previous management division, which covered services such as project management and cost management, with the company’s recent acquisition NB Real Estate to launch an integrated business into the UK and international real estate markets.
• Regions - Executive Director, Dave Spencer
Encompassing Capita Symonds' local authority partnerships and health estate expertise, the division will target new public sector outsourcing and deficit-reduction opportunities.
- Following eight acquisitions in the last three years, the consultancy will also move all its business units under the Capita Symonds brand. This will see recent acquisitions Andrew Martin Associates (AMA), Lovejoy, Inventures, MMB Associates, Multi-tech and NB Real Estate – as well as architecture business Capita Architecture - adopt the Capita Symonds brand by the end of 2010.
Limerick immersed tube tunnel, a Capita Symonds design project
- Jonathan Goring, Managing Director, Capita Symonds, said: "These changes signal our intention to run bigger programmes and ensure that we have the strong leadership, identity and direction to make the most of the unique challenges and opportunities that the market presents."
- Further changes to Capita Symonds' Executive Board are:
• Graham Cowley, previously Chief Operating Officer, Regions, is appointed Chief Operating Officer for Capita Symonds responsible for the overall operational performance of the business.
• Andrew Murray, previously Chief Operating Officer, Professional Services, is appointed Group Business Development Director taking overall responsibility for acquisitions, commercial management, and strategic business development.
• Chris Green, previously Executive Director, Management North, is appointed Commercial Director for Capita Symonds.
• Chris Nelhams retains his role as Business Development Director, responsible for developing strategic relationships and key market sectors.
Floating a Limerick tunnel element
- For the Crossrail project in London, the company has been awarded design of the Royal Oak Portal and North Woolwich & Plumstead Portal contracts and provided specialist design services to the Limerick immersed tube road tunnel project in Ireland, which opened to traffic in July this year (2010). These included design of the five 100m long, 18,000 tonne immersed elements; the cut-and-cover landfalls; the conceptual design of the mechanical and electrical ventilation, lighting, pumped drainage, control systems; and the conceptual design of the new road's intelligent transport system.
- Preparing the ground for Crossrail - TunnelTalk, Aug 2010
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