2 January 2013
As part of its ongoing plan to build overseas revenues which currently stand at around one third of total business, international multi-disciplinary consultancy WYG recently opened a second office in Turkey.
In conjunction with the Ankara office, the new Istanbul office will allow the Group to expand its global project management and technical consultancy operations in the country, to further penetrate public and private sector market sectors including: Defence & Justice; Energy & Waste; Urban & Commercial Development; Planning, Environment & Transport; Mining & Metals; and Social Development & Infrastructure.
To publicise the expansion, a high profile event was hosted at the British Consulate which brought together key movers and shakers from a wide range of organisations involved in construction, real estate, finance, energy, retail and hospitality in addition to the public sector, not-for-profit and several universities.
Paul Hamer, CEO of WYG Group and Levent Erkan, Managing Director of MENA (Middle East and North Africa, which also includes Turkey), gave speeches to build awareness of the Group’s significant expertise with organisations of considerable standing around the world.
In line with the strategy of spreading risk and growing business through generating increased private sector opportunities, the event was closely followed by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding agreement with Mentor Project Management, Istanbul. By joining forces, the two businesses will be in a very strong position to capture new hotel, retail, rail, defence, IT and capacity building projects, a number of which are already in the pipeline.
Mentor provides project management, consultancy and training services in a large number of industries based on the accepted standards of US based PMI® (Project Management Institute) methodology. They have an established network of major clients predominately in the private sector with names such as Kempinski Hotels and Metro Retail.
WYG now has 60 permanent and 150 projects based staff in Turkey, one of Europe’s largest and fastest growing economies, and is ranked among the top 5 providers of business consultancy services in the country.
Picture caption: WYG Turkey staff and clients celebrate the opening of the new Istanbul office with a launch event at the British Consulate
Notes to Editors
WYG is an established global management and technical consultancy to the built and natural environment that collaborates with clients in over 40 countries to help them realise their corporate and project ambitions.
A top 15 European consultancy and employing more than 1,300 people around the world, WYG has the expertise for every stage of a project’s life-cycle from planning and design to building and completion.
WYG takes enormous pride in the work it does and has been recognised with several prestigious industry awards including: ROSPA Gold Medal Award 2012; Institution of Structural Engineers (Lancashire & Cheshire Branch) ‘Best Large Project in the North West’ and Concrete Society 'Sustainability' awards 2012 for Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) Student Hub & Business School; S-Lab ‘Best New Laboratory Building’ and ‘Best Student Accommodation’ in the Your Move Property awards 2012 for University of Liverpool, Vine Court.
For more information please contact:
Louise Gardner, PR and Communications Executive
WYG GROUP LTD
Arndale Court, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2UJ
Tel: : +44 (0)113 278 7111