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Stephen Sutcliffe to retire from Sutcliffe Consulting Engineers

Stephen Sutcliffe to retire from Sutcliffe Consulting Engineers

SUTCLIFFE Consulting Engineers have announced that Stephen Sutcliffe, the founder and Managing Director of 18 years, has decided to retire effective the 5th October 2018. Richard Farrow will step up to the role of Managing Director of the company upon Stephen Sutcliffe’s retirement.

Stephen has served in his current role since the founding of the company in January 2000, and prior to that, served for 22 in various Building Services design roles.

During Stephen’s tenure as Managing Director, he played a critical role in laying the foundation of this successful business. In the process, he has worked on over a thousand projects, including the prominent Hull Minster, Hull & Brough Fire Stations, Sheffield Hallam University and £23 million scheme Buckshaw Retirement Village.

“Stephen has over 18 years built and developed Sutcliffe Consulting Engineers from scratch. His achievements and dedication to a high-quality team of staff will not be forgotten. Stephen has held leadership roles across a broad range of the company’s operations – from Marketing & Communications, where he took the company from incorporation to a prominent Building Services Consultancy in the Yorkshire Region; and most recently, he has dedicated his time to the Chartered Institute of Chartered Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) to promote and educate on this sometimes overlooked Engineering profession. Stephen’s work ethic, command of complexity, devotion and client focus have been exemplary at the company,” said Violet Glenton, Business Development Manager of Sutcliffe Consulting Engineers. “Stephen has been a mentor to many, and his influence has made an indelible impact on generations of professionals who have worked for Sutcliffe Consulting Engineers. I want to thank Stephen for all he’s done for the hard work, development and progress of Sutcliffe Consulting Engineers”

“We look forward to continuing to work closely with Stephen as a company advisor on specialist projects for design and support” said Glenton.

Prior to setting up the business in 2000, Stephen worked in a variety of Building Services Engineering roles. From 1980 as a Trainee Technical Assistant to Danby and Co, 1985 as the youngest Technical Officer British Coal had employed, to Wilco Industries, Humberside County Council and WSP. Stephen’s Portfolio of work has been both varied and challenging.

In 2000 he decided to set up Sutcliffe Consulting Engineers and built the company slowly, ensuring that team members were introduced professionally and integrated into this friendly work environment. In 18 years, he has taken the business from his sole employment, with the assistance of his wife Sharon Sutcliffe undertaking secretarial duties to a fully rounded team of 13, with full Administrative support and Marketing Professionals on board. He has been responsible for the professional development of many individuals, taking many of them no qualifications and experience to degree qualified, competent Engineers.

Following Stephen’s retirement, Richard Farrow, current Director of Sutcliffe Consulting Engineers will be stepping into the role of Managing Director. With the assistance of James Nicholson as supporting Director, both will be at the forefront of the business. Richard and James have both worked for the company for 10 years, and understand the core focuses of the business. We are excited for the future of Sutcliffe Consulting Engineers.

Sutcliffe Consulting Engineers is an established Building Services Consultancy in the Hull and Humber Region and are the longest serving independent consultancy in this area. With their proven track record on long standing projects, affluent experience in numerous sectors, and skilled professionals of different levels they pride themselves on a positive learning environment where professionals and grow and achieve career goals.


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