Midlands-based engineering consultancy expands management team during growth period

Civil and structural engineering consultancy, Howard Ward Associates (HWA) has restructured its management team with members moving into leadership positions, as the company strengthens with a large pipeline of work and three new hires appointed recently.

HWA sees two new buy-ins to the management team with partners Andy Bowler who has been with the company for six years and Dave Taylder who has been with the company for just under two years, each advancing to director level. .

From its headquarters in Nottingham, HWA provides construction engineering consultancy services across the country in sectors including education, healthcare, emergency services and residential.

The company is enjoying a period of rapid growth, appointing three new team members in recent months – including senior technician Nadeem Chaudhry, administrator and business development assistant Iqra Saleem and senior civil engineer Theodora Francis.

The expansion of the team comes in response to the growing pipeline of projects in which HWA is involved – with an approximate build value of £100m.

Director Dan Bailey will also take on the role of managing director, as the company’s current managing director, Giles Ward, steps back after 26 years at HWA.

Dan, who joined HWA in 2013, has over 25 years of experience as a civil and structural engineer, working in the public and private sectors on a variety of projects both regionally and nationally.

The company has recently worked on impressive projects such as Alfreton Park Community Special School in Derbyshire and the joint headquarters of Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, as well as on major high quality student accommodation schemes in Brighton and Coventry.

Commenting on the restructuring, Managing Director Giles Ward said: “In my 26 years with the business, I have been delighted to see our customer base, our portfolio and the range of services we offer continue to grow. We have been involved in a wide range of programs across the country, from pre-acquisition to project completion – from heritage to healthcare, and the future of the business is positive as we expand our team. to manage our strong work pipeline.

“Congratulations to Andy, Dave and Dan on their new roles – It’s an exciting time for the team, as we focus on nurturing the relationships we have with our customers and celebrate the fantastic work that has been done nowadays.”

Dan Bailey commented: “I am extremely pleased to take on this new role at an exciting time for the company and to be able to recognize Andy Bowler and Dave Taylder for the key roles they have played in the company’s success at recent years. years. Congratulations to them on their move to director level.

“I believe an expanded management team provides a solid foundation for growth and we look forward to further diversifying HWA’s customer base and the industries in which we operate.”

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