2 April 2014
Multidisciplinary consultancy, WYG, has promoted Tim Holden, former Divisional Director, to Head of the UK Region.
Holden, a chartered town planner who joined WYG when his consultancy was acquired in 2007, has had a series of promotions with the group in recent years and is a member of the group’s global leadership team.
Tim Holden commented: 'These are exciting times for WYG and I’m proud to be heading up our UK operation. Across the whole of our Group, we have made considerable progress during the year with our focus on generating quality revenues, delivering a strong increase in profits and a substantial uplift in our order book. WYG is now in better shape than it has been for several years and I look forward to working with my colleagues both here in the UK and across the Group as a whole to achieve another year of positive progress.'
He added: 'Within the UK, we continue to work across the public, private and donor funded sectors. Over the course of this year, we have seen growing optimism and activity across all sectors and in most of our markets. In particular, we have noted a commitment to longer term infrastructure projects. Whilst we have seen a slowing in retail led development, this has been more than countered by a significant increase in activity within the residential sector. All our core services have benefitted from this upturn, particularly our management services, transport, town planning, urban design and environmental planning teams.'
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Notes to Editors
One of the top-ranking global consultancies employing around 1,300 people, WYG is behind some of the world’s most challenging projects. Our specialists provide expert advice and project management support services that are helping to shape landscapes, infrastructure, society and culture in the developed and developing world.
We advise on planning and transport, provide engineering and environmental services, consult on waste and resource management, and deliver support to enable economic and social reform.
By engaging with clients at an early stage we ensure that decisions are made which will maximise a project’s potential and deliver our client’s strategic objectives. In turn, this builds strong and lasting relationships with clients in each of our seven core sectors:
Defence & Justice; Energy & Waste; Environment (including waste and waste water); Transport; Commercial Development & Urban Regeneration; Mining & Metals; Social Development & Infrastructure
WYG has an international presence with offices throughout the UK, and in Eastern Europe, the Middle East & North Africa, and South Africa.