Leeds engineering firm strengthens foundations with promotions to board level


Leeds-based Adept Civil and Structural Consulting Engineers promoted Gareth Shepherd and Paul Gill to the board and made them shareholders of the company.

Paul joined Adept six years ago and now leads a wide range of projects primarily in the retail and residential real estate sectors for clients such as Asda, Sainsbury’s and several national builders. It also specializes in providing civil and structural engineering services for petrol stations and recently completed work on the UK’s first fully electric car charging forecourt.

Gareth joined Adept in 2020, having spent more than 20 years working in the civil and structural engineering consulting industry. He specializes in leading project teams and providing engineering solutions on mixed-use developments and large-scale industrial and distribution sites for his clients.

Adept employs 41 people in its Leeds and Manchester offices and the current directors of the company are Erol Erturan, Matthew Ramsden and Richard Parker who all founded the company in 2007.

Managing Director Erol Erturan said: “Gareth and Paul pride themselves on providing hands-on service and being involved in all aspects of projects, which makes them popular with clients and they also play a vital role in the mentoring young colleagues. As a result, they are both an integral part of our team, which is reflected in their new roles and Adept’s long-term commitment to them.

“We already have a strong secure work portfolio for 2022 and we are now looking to grow our team further, recruiting both civil and structural engineers as well as technicians, so Gareth and Paul’s promotions come at an exciting time,” as we embark on our next phase of growth.

Gareth said, “Since joining Adept 12 months ago, I have immersed myself in our clients and the various projects as we move forward, and I couldn’t be more impressed. I also got to know Erol, Richard, Matthew and Paul very well, and we share the same goals and values ​​and complement each other as a team.

“Projects like the nearly one million square foot retail giant Next expansion in South Elmsall that Adept is delivering are what I thrive on, so it’s great to work with friends with the same ambitions in terms of the scale of the projects to which we aspire. deliver.

“Adept is a company in which I am proud to be more involved and look forward to our continued success and growth. “

Paul added: “These new roles demonstrate that Gareth and I are here for the long haul and after a busy year which has seen a number of high profile deals being completed ranging from The Glass Works at Barnsley to new projects. schools totaling over £ 120million. We have already won a series of new contracts that will begin in 2022, making this the perfect time to be part of Adept. “

Adept offers a full range of civil and structural engineering solutions. These include structural studies and reports, feasibility advice for new projects, BIM services, laser point cloud studies, conceptual and detailed drawings, flood and drainage risk assessments. and highway design


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