Neil Hobbs promoted to Managing Partner

11 January 2022


We are pleased to announce that our Chief Operating Officer, Neil Hobbs, has been promoted to Managing Partner.  He takes over leadership of the business from Gail Bamforth, who completed the successful implementation of a two and a half-year strategy to reshape the business for future sustainable growth.  She takes on the role of Non-Executive Director and adviser to the business.

Neil has wide-ranging business experience and has been with Patrick Parsons for over two years, playing an integral role in establishing the firm as a regional multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy.  He will focus on delivering Patrick Parsons’ growth plan alongside the leadership team – Conor Murphy, who heads up the Structural Engineering division of the business, Chris Storey, who leads Geo-Environmental services, and Stephen Grindley who is responsible for the Civil Engineering practice.

Neil Hobbs, Managing Partner, commented: “It is very exciting to have the opportunity to continue growing Patrick Parsons and to build on what has already been achieved under Gail’s leadership.  We want to be first choice when clients look for a resilient, mid-sized engineering consultancy – known for technical skill, creative delivery and distinctive service.”

Commenting on his appointment, Ash Reek, Chairman, said: “Neil’s experience and skills, understanding of the sector, and strengths in culture and transformation makes him the perfect choice to lead Patrick Parsons into its next chapter, working in partnership with the senior leadership team.”

We have seen a strong performance in 2021. Winning several new key contracts, including: engineering design for the LOC8 Commercial Park, M20 Junction 8, for Clearbell Capital; the redevelopment of the Dylon textiles factory in Sydenham, South East London, for Weston Homes, which will provide 254 planned new homes with a gross development value of £100m; and the redevelopment of former police training center in West Bridgford, Nottingham, with McCarthy Stone, providing 86 retirement living apartments. 

As we begin 2022 we look forward to the year ahead, continuing our focus on our clients and people.

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