Hyder appoints Steve Groves as Head Energy Networks

28 May 2015 Consultancy.uk

Hyder Consulting has appointed Steve Groves as Head of Energy Networks. In this capacity, Groves will be in charge of developing the firm’s integrated engineering and environmental services proposition and lead its subsidiary Power Systems Project and Consultancy Services (PCS).

Hyder Consulting, an Arcadis company, is a UK design and engineering consulting firm that is specialised in the property, transport, utilities and environment sectors and investing in building skills and capabilities in the energy and resources sectors.

In line with its ambition to build on its profile in the high-voltage electrical engineering market through its subsidiary PCS, the firm recently appointed Steve Groves as its new Head of Energy Networks. Groves joins Hyder from Jacobs, a provider of technical, professional, and construction services, where he worked for almost 12 years and leaves as Director of Operations. 

Steve Groves, Hyder Consulting

In his new capacity, Groves will lead PCS and develop the firm’s integrated engineering and environmental services proposition for the energy transmission and distribution market, aimed at meeting the needs of the firm’s clients. “Steve's experience and understanding of the market is just what we need as we plan to develop this area of our business. PCS has a strong profile in Scotland, and we aim to extend that knowledge and capability to our wider client-base,” comments Simon Bradley, Managing Director for Energy and SRM.

Commenting on his appointment, Groves says: “With the current investment in the energy market, there are a number of opportunities for Hyder and PCS to leverage our combined areas of expertise to benefit our key clients.”

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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Three senior level consultants have been boosted to the rank of Partner at Quantum Advisory, as the firm works to meet heightened levels of client demand. Aled Edwards, Amanda Burdge and Chris Heirene become Partners as long-time Quantum member Rob Davies retires in May after 15 years as a Partner at the firm.

Founded in 2000, Quantum Advisory provides pension and employee benefits services to employers, scheme trustees and members, with five offices across the UK. The firm has enjoyed exponential growth in recent years, following a number of major client wins and booming demand for its services. It opened a new office in Bristol in 2016 to service the South West and in 2017 relocated its Cardiff office to a larger site within the Welsh capital to house the increased workforce. More recently, Quantum relocated its Amersham, Birmingham and London offices to more spacious premises in the centre of both cities to cope with demand.

The financial services consultancy, which employs 115 people across the UK, has promoted three senior team members to Partner, as part of its wider growth plans. The firm has moved Aled Edwards from Principal Consultant & Actuary, while Amanda Burdge has ascended from Principal Investment Consultant. Chris Heirene, former IT Manager, has also joined the ten current Partners at Quantum.

Aled Edwards most recently managed the actuarial team within Quantum’s Cardiff office as well as providing technical training for all staff. He boasts more than 17 years of pensions experience. He started his career as an Actuary at Jardine Lloyd Thompson’s Bristol wing, before joining Quantum in 2011. Edwards is also the President of the Welsh Actuarial Society (WAS), which supports actuaries and actuarial students living or working in Wales.

Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of Partners

Amanda Burdge joined Quantum’s team in 2001, as one of the fledgling firm’s first employees. Most recently she was a Principal Investment Consultant with the firm, and with more than a quarter of a century’s experience in the sector, she is responsible for providing investment advice to many of Quantum’s key clients with both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes. Prior to her time with Quantum, Burdge spent two years as a consultant with SBJ Benefit Consultants (now Capita), and three years with Tesco Pension Trustees. She currently sits on the Regulation Committee for the Pensions Management Institute.

Chris Heirene initially worked with Quantum as an IT Consultant with Teamwork Technology Services and then UES for over five years, before finally joining the firm itself in 2011. He is now responsible for Quantum’s IT systems across all of its offices, including the network and core server infrastructure which supports the business. Heirene is heavily involved in utilising IT to improve and build upon the processes in place throughout Quantum.

David Deidun, Partner at Quantum Advisory, said of the promotions, “This is a very exciting time for Quantum. The recent round of promotions fully recognise the hard work and dedication shown by the three, all of whom go above and beyond for the company. I’ve no doubt that Aled, Amanda and Chris will settle into their new roles with ease and look forward to working together to grow Quantum even further.”

The news comes as Rob Davies retires in May, after spending fifteen years as a Partner at Quantum. A qualified actuary, Davies was instrumental in setting up Quantum’s Investment Division, specialising in aiding clients with their investment strategies. He will remain with the company on a part-time consultancy basis, while working with several clients in the Fiduciary Manager area.