Brentwood Group arrives in Birmingham amid growth drive

25 February 2019 2 min. read
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Harrogate-headquartered engineering consultancy Brentwood has launched a new presence in the Midlands with an office in the city centre of Birmingham. It has acquired flexible work space with capacity for growth at Alpha Works, a creative workspace in the newly refurbished Alpha Building.

Birmingham has seen a large influx of consulting firms in recent times. Over the last 24 months, a wide range of advisory firms expanded into the UK’s second city, including Alvarez & Marsal, Big Four member PwC and engineering consultancy Ramboll, among others. 2019 looks set to see this growth continue, with Brentwood being the latest consultancy to arrive.

Brentwood Group is an independent firm of mechanical, electrical and public health consulting engineers which has been in operation for more than 40 years. Since a senior management buyout took place in 2013, the Brentwood Partnership changed its status to become a limited company to help structure for growth. Operating from Harrogate, the firm has already expanded to hold offices in Leeds, Manchester, and has also built a client-base in Birmingham. The firm counts 1000-bed student scheme International House in Birmingham and Friars Road in Coventry in its portfolio, and will use its locale to embark on further planned growth.

Brentwood Group arrives in Birmingham amid growth drive

Mark Johnson, Director at Brentwood, said, “We are delighted to announce our expansion into the Midlands. With a presence now in the three core business cities outside of London we can provide more physical connectivity with our local markets and indeed nationally. With this physical growth we are also expanding our team and capabilities having recently announced new principal specialists in lighting and building physics.”

Johnson added, “Mechanical, electrical and public health design services are at the heart of buildings, providing sustainable, controllable and appropriate environments. As a single disciplinary consulting practice, we are gearing the business to be better placed for market growth and our longer-term business plan is to increase our UK and international presence.”

Brentwood was also recently selected for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK Programme. The initiative supports small companies with a strong business model and high growth potential. Since winning the backing, Brentwood has set out an ambitious three-year strategy to achieve 50% annual growth in both team members and turnover. According to its latest estimates, the firm is currently on target to achieve an 80% increase in just one year, with the end point of March 2019 in sight.