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2016 is an important year for Cundall as it marks our 40th year in business. Established in 1976 in Newcastle and Edinburgh, the Founding Partners, Michael Burch, Rick Carr, Geoffrey Cundall, David Gandy and Bernard Johnston shared a common vision; to create a leading multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy with great design at its core. Have a look at the video where some of the Founding Partners answer questions from staff about how it all started.

Over the last four decades, through dedication on our projects and for the clients we work with, that dream has become reality. The practice has developed into an award winning international consultancy, with over 650 staff operating from 20 locations worldwide.

We are celebrating our milestones and achievements throughout 2016 with a series of events, initiatives and conversations - showcasing our project successes, debating best practice and industry standards, demonstrating newly developed technologies and celebrating with our clients, partners, staff and families.

Alongside the activities planned across the world, we have also challenged ourselves to volunteer a total of 40,000 hours of our time, allowing us to coordinate our existing charitable work whilst ensuring we make a lasting impact through our anniversary year.

Our people are essential to our success and Cundall has recently been upgraded to Silver as an ‘Investor in People’. This standard celebrates our approach to developing our staff and recognises our focused mechanisms and support for continued career-progression. This also follows on the heels of our Celebrating Construction Award win for Leadership and People Development.

Having joined the One You campaign, sustainability and wellbeing will always be at the heart of what we do. It is this commitment to responsible business practice that has continued throughout our 40 year history. Cundall is the world’s first consultancy to be formally endorsed as a One Planet Company by sustainability charity BioRegional and our London office, at One Carter Lane, is one of the first buildings in Europe registered to pursue the WELL Building Standard® - an industry initiative putting health and wellbeing of occupants at the centre of building design.

As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we will continue to look ahead to the future by remaining clever, friendly engineers, undertaking key projects and investing our time in initiatives that create a positive impact on the environment and communities around us.

Below are a few highlights from 2016 with more to come:

40,000 at 40 initiative
• Shortlisted for 34 awards so far for 2016 with six already won
No Paper Day Qatar
Events - 13 global events already took place with many more planned
One You campaign
Amie Shuttleworth joins as Global Head of Sustainability
Lighting Design in Asia
• Investors in People status renewed and upgraded to Silver
Emma Kent selected to be part of UK-GBC Future Leaders Programme
• Three office moves: Belfast, Shanghai and Newcastle
• New Dublin office
• The acoustics team develops Virtual Acoustic Reality© tool

12 Apr 2016

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Our people sit at the very heart of what we do at Cundall. Our mission is to provide great opportunities for great people, create fantastic built environments and leave a positive legacy for our communities.

It is the knowledge and expertise of our people which helps us to do this; our commitment to recruiting and nurturing great talent is what has made us successful for the last 40 years and it remains critical to our future plans.

At Cundall, we place special importance on our early careers professionals (graduates, apprentices, interns and more), understanding that they are the future of our business and the key to our long-term, sustainable growth. 

Learn more about we do and how you can build your career at Cundall

Cundall's expertise extends to all major markets, so we have a deep understanding of the specific issues, constraints and opportunities facing our clients' market sectors.

Our team of creative engineers draw on our accumulated knowledge to devise the best possible solutions for your project in a fully integrated and cost-effective way.

About us

Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.