Ambitious to double headcount over next five years
TGA Consulting Engineers (TGA), an expert provider of consulting engineering services and working at the leading edge of carbon reduction technologies, has demonstrated its commitment to the Yorkshire region with the expansion of its team after locating to larger premises in Leeds.
The firm also has ambitious plans to double the size of its headcount in Leeds over the next five years.
Established sixty years ago, TGA, which already has offices in Newcastle, Durham, London and Stevenage, recently moved from The Pinnacle to a new office location in Albion Street in central Leeds.
With the implementation of an ambitious business development strategy underway, two new appointments have now been made as a foundation for future development of the team.
Firstly, Martin McKay has been appointed as an associate. Specialising in electrical engineering design, with particular emphasis on project lead and delivery, Martin has joined from a global professional services firm and brings 25 years of experience to TGA. He will be involved across a number of sectors including higher education, laboratories and advanced manufacturing.
Ross Nicholson, a mechanical engineer, has also been appointed. He will be working with Martin and Erica, a Graduate Building Performance Engineer, alongside the rest of the team as well as supporting the workload of the Durham and Newcastle offices.
Russell Entwistle, technical director and head of the Leeds office, welcomed the two new members of the team, who will continue work on several projects in the Yorkshire area including the Hull Maritime Museum project which comprises the refurbishment of the Grade 2 listed building and a new build Passivhaus standard facility.
TGA’s work at Ledston Hall is also well progressed and drawing to a close. TGA has been involved in completely refurbishing this Grade 1 listed minor stately home near Castleford since 2010 to create high end rental accommodation in a series of houses and apartments.
Mr Entwistle, who is himself a Chartered Engineer with over 19 years of experience in consultancy engineering, has vast experience in the delivery of building services, energy strategies and low carbon masterplanning across a wide range of sectors. Commenting on these two new appointments, he said:
“I am delighted to welcome Martin and Ross to the Leeds office team and feel confident they will play an important role in helping to drive forward our business expansion plans as key members of the team. It’s an exciting time to be pushing forward in this vibrant city and with so much to offer the market.
“TGA is passionate about driving down the energy and carbon production of buildings, incorporating sustainable and low carbon technologies and can provide wide ranging technical and consultancy support to projects both large and small, working with tier one contractors and developers, so we have much to offer the Yorkshire market. The use of energy in new and existing buildings is of the utmost importance as part of the climate emergency.
“As a consultancy, we are particularly well versed in the higher education and healthcare sectors and are keen to acquire projects in these areas of specialisation to bolster our offering in Durham, Newcastle and the wider North East of England.”
Commenting on TGA’s expansion plans, he continued: “Over the next five years we are ambitious to double the size of our headcount in Leeds and become a recognised employer of local people with local knowledge, especially those who are excited at the prospect of working for a dynamic company that is involved in projects at the leading edge of carbon reduction technologies.
“In the meantime, we are becoming increasingly well-known in the Leeds area, and I am pleased to report that there is quite a lot of activity in the pipeline.”
Headquartered in Durham, TGA currently employs 46 staff across its five offices.