New leadership for BWB

Engineering consultancy appoints Graham Sant as chief executive

Engineering consultancy BWB is to grow under new leadership with the appointment of Graham Sant as chief executive.

Sant, who joined the company’s board three years ago, takes over from long-running CEO Steve Wooler, who has led BWB since a management buy-out in 2008 and will stay on as a non-executive director.

BWB is now a UK-wide multi-disciplinary consultancy with offices across the country in London, Leeds, Birmingham  and Manchester alongside its Nottingham headquarters.

Its growing national presence has seen revenue rise by more than 30% over the last three years and it currently employs more than 350 people.

Sant said: “I joined BWB because it stood out as something almost unique – a consultancy of national standing that has a refreshingly agile and entrepreneurial approach, and a team of people who combine experience and intense professionalism with real ingenuity and client focus.

“They’re passionate about creating places which work for everyone while preserving our planet in the process. It’s a guiding principle for them.

“My remit has been to help the business build on that culture to grow the number of large, high-value projects that we are delivering on behalf of clients, and I’m delighted to be taking over the reins from Steve at a time when BWB is doing significantly more large-scale work.”

Major projects BWB has delivered include SEGRO’s strategic railfreight interchange at Radlett, the BBC’s new West Midlands headquarters in Birmingham, the Hinckley national railfreight interchange with Tritax Symmetry and National Highways’ major improvement scheme on the M621 in Yorkshire.

Sant added: “Steve has done an incredible job leading BWB. It has navigated the financial crisis, Brexit and the pandemic, but it has grown significantly, and delivered landmarks that embody sustainable design.”

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