We are excited to announce the promotion of Gareth Shepherd and Paul Gill to the board of directors and shareholders in the business.

Paul joined us six years ago and now leads a wide range of projects predominantly across the retail and residential property sectors for clients including Asda, Sainsbury’s and several national housebuilders. He also specialises in providing civil and structural engineering services for petrol filling stations and recently completed work on the UK’s first all-electric car charging forecourt.

Gareth made the move to Adept in 2020, after spending more than 20 years working in the civil and structural engineering consultancy sector. He specialises in leading project teams and providing engineering solutions on mixed-use developments and large-scale industrial and distribution sites for his clients.

We employ 41 people across our Leeds and Manchester offices and the existing directors 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 a hands-on service and being involved in all aspects of projects, which makes them popular with clients and they also play a critical role in mentoring younger colleagues. As a result, they are both integral members of our team, which is reflected in their new roles and Adept’s long-term commitment to them.

“We already have a solid pipeline of work secured for 2022 and we’re 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 varied projects we are progressing, and I couldn’t be more impressed. I’ve also come to know Erol, Richard, Matthew and Paul really well, and we share the same goals and values and complement each other as team.

“Projects like retail giant Next’s extension, which is almost 1 million square feet, at South Elmsall that Adept is delivering are what I thrive on, so it’s great to be working amongst friends with the same ambitions in terms of scale of projects we aspire to deliver.

“Adept is a business I’m proud to be making a deeper commitment to and I’m looking forward to our further success and growth.”

Paul added: “These new roles demonstrate that Gareth and I are here for the long-term and follow a busy year which has seen the completion of a number of high-profile contracts ranging from The Glass Works in Barnsley to new school projects totalling more than £120 million. We’ve already won a string of new contracts that will start in 2022, which all makes it a great time to be a part of Adept.”

At Adept, we provide a full range of civil and structural engineering solutions. These include structural surveys and reports, feasibility advice for new schemes, BIM services, laser point cloud surveying, conceptual and detailed drawings, flood-risk and drainage assessments and highway design.