2022 marks the 15-year anniversary of Adept Consulting Engineers. During that time, we have successfully delivered over 100 education projects, almost 450 residential schemes and over 150 warehousing projects.
2007 – 2012
Established in 2007 by business partners, Erol Erturan, Matthew Ramsden and Richard Parker, we quickly secured a commission for a £12m office park development. This enabled us to recruit the first members of our new team, growing to seven staff members by the end of our first year. Since our inception we have offered support for training and skills, and fostered a successful apprenticeship programme to nurture future talent. We have employed at least one apprentice every year and we currently have 10 team members that started out as apprentices.
In addition to our people, investment in technology has been another key factor driving our growth. Adept took a leap of faith and started using Revit & Civil 3D back in 2008. We didn’t know the BIM acronym then; it was just advanced 3D modelling. At first there were very few people using this technology but we could see the potential benefits to efficiency and productivity, and felt it could provide a distinct advantage to our fledgling company. There were many challenges with only a basic help system and a small community of users to lend a hand. Our early commitment has paid off as we’ve seen it become an essential daily tool for design teams everywhere.
Working with Next since the very beginning, our largest scheme to date with the retail giant is a £90m facility of almost 1 million square feet of warehousing and logistics space, located in South Elmsall, Leeds.
In 2011, managing director Erol Erturan was selected to represent Adept Consulting Engineers Ltd as a participant on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme in Yorkshire.
2012 – 2017
Our staff have taken part in many events over the years to raise funds for our favourite charitable causes. In 2013 an enthusiastic team completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, and a new team are keen to take on the National Three Peaks later this year.
Formalising our commitment to staff development, we gained “Investors in People” accreditation in 2014.
Also, in 2014 we expanded into new premises within Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley, setting up our head office in this picturesque, bustling location on the outskirts of Leeds City Centre.
The Adept team in 2014.
In 2015 we were one of the first organisations in the UK to achieve BIM Level 2 Certification we were one of the first companies to sign up to the UK Engineers Declare Climate Emergency petition the same year, undertaking a further commitment to achieve a Net-Zero business operation by 2020.
Also in 2015, Adept played a key role in the refurbishment of the iconic Leeds Kirkgate Market providing a full range of structural engineering services on the project.
In 2015 and 2016 we set up regional offices in Manchester and London respectively.
2017 – 2022
In 2018 we landed one of our largest schemes, The Glass Works in Barnsley, designing the foundations and steel frames for four key buildings within a 125,000 sq ft retail, café and restaurant hub.
After setting up an office in Manchester, Neil Brown joined as Director in 2019 to lead our presence in the Northwest. We expanded further in 2020 by setting up an office in Sheffield.
Since 2020 we have been a climate-positive business, working with Earthly to support the fight against climate change.
Our commitment to sustainability.
When the pandemic hit in 2020, we were quickly appointed onto the fast-track conversion of an existing ward at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary into a dedicated, self-contained facility to treat patients with Covid-19. Our skills, diligence and collaborative approach helped the construction team deliver the scheme in only 3 months, ahead of the anticipated winter surge of patients..
At the end of 2021, Paul Gill and Gareth Shepherd were promoted to directors to help steer our next phase of growth.
Looking forwards, our focus remains the same. We are dedicated to the delivery of exceptional customer service for our clients.
Having successfully come through the challenges of the last couple of years, we are celebrating our successes together as a team. With many exciting projects lined up for the year ahead, and beyond, we are ready for the next chapter in Adept’s journey.
The Adept team in 2022.