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Inspirational Guildford Engineering Firm Wins National Award

Published on: 17 Jun, 2019
Updated on: 22 Jun, 2019

A Guildford-based structural engineering design firm has won a top UK award for its inspirational work.

Hewson Consulting Engineers won the 2019 New Civil Engineer (NCE) Trending20 Champion. Staff were presented with the award at a ceremony at The Brewery in central London.

The award recognises and celebrates inspirational civil engineering companies from around the UK with fewer than 200 staff. Hewson was also highly commended in the Impact in Transport award.

The winning team from Hewson Consulting Engineers at the NCE 2019 Trending20 award presentation in London. From left, Richard Scantlebury, Matt Baxman, Nigel Hewson, Kirsten Morris and Jeremy Barnes.

While Richard Scantlebury, an associate in Hewson Consulting, and who attended Guildford County School, received an outstanding presenter award at the same ceremony.

Richard had impressed the judges with his talk on the part Hewson Consulting had played in the design of Indonesia’s first mass rapid transport system in Jakarta, which opened in April this year.

Mass rapid transit viaduct under construction in Jakarta. Hewson Consulting Engineers carried out the structural design for the viaduct.

Hewson Consulting was the structural designer for 4.7km of complex railway viaduct and four elevated stations. But it was the design constraints that the team had to work around which impressed the Trending20 judging team including the stringent earthquake requirements on highly variable soil conditions.

Richard Scantlebury wins the 2019 NCE outstanding presenter award.

The judges also noted that Hewson Consulting actively supports the University of Surrey scholarship scheme. A remarkable 90% of the students which Hewson has sponsored have gone on to join the firm as graduate engineers.

The firm has been listed by the NCE as Top 100 civil engineering firm since 2016, an impressive position for a company founded 15 years ago in Guildford.

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Responses to Inspirational Guildford Engineering Firm Wins National Award

  1. Jim Allen Reply

    June 17, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Engineering is what made Britain great and it will do again….congratulations.

  2. Gordon Bridger Reply

    June 18, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Congratulations to this enterprising group. This is just the sort of economic activity Guildford Borough Council should be encouraging – high value-added which generates export income – instead of concentrating on low-value retail development, low labour skills and highly dependent on imports of consumer goods.

    Our planners need to wake up and plan to attract these highly skilled workers to Guildford. The main need is housing and access based around the research park and University, though town centre housing for younger skilled workers should also be a priority.

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