Martyn Headley takes over as Clancy Consulting CEO

09 April 2019 2 min. read
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Clancy Consulting has announced long-time Director Martyn Headley as its new Chief Executive Officer. Headley replaces Alan Bramwell at the top of the firm, after the latter decided to call time on his almost four-decade-long career at the consultancy.

Founded in 1972, Clancy Consulting is a professional services firm based in Altringham, Cheshire. The company provides a multi-disciplinary engineering design, building surveying and advisory service across the built environment. Clancy works to deliver value to its clients business by utilising a multi-faceted team and collaborating with fellow professionals.

Over the last 15 years, the firm has been under the stewardship of Alan Bramwell, and it has expanded exponentially during his time at the top. Since Bramwell – who has spent his entire 37-year career at the firm – took up the role of Chief Executive Officer, Clancy’s turnover has boomed from £5 million a year to £14 million, opening an additional five offices across the UK during that time. After nearly four decades at the firm, Bramwell has decided to retire from his position as CEO as of April 2019.Alan Bramwell and Martyn Headley - Clancy ConsultingWhile many firms might be concerned with the prospect of having to replace such a seasoned professional at the top of their companies, Clancy has quickly moved to install another of its stalwarts as CEO. Martyn Headley will now take on the role, having joined the engineering consultancy in 1991. He joined the firm after a three-year spell as a Civil and Structural Engineer at Curtins, and quickly moved through the ranks at Clancy, eventually taking the title of Main Board Director for the group’s Manchester office.

In the latest chapter of Headley’s 27-year stay at Clancy, he will now assume the top office of the company. He will now lead the firm’s 191 employees, 58 of whom are UK chartered engineering staff. The news comes at a key time for Clancy, which has just been appointed onto London Housing Association’s One Housing framework agreement as a structural and civil engineer.

Commenting on his promotion, Headley said, “I’m very proud to take over the role… from Alan, whose excellent stewardship over the years has been instrumental in positioning Clancy Consulting as a leading engineering firm nationally. It’s certainly big shoes to fill and Alan’s presence will be sorely missed, although I’m excited to take on the new challenge… Recent changes to the business reflect a natural progression that is laying the foundations for further growth in the coming years. We have a fantastic team at every level and I am confident that I can lead the company to further success.”

Clancy Consulting has expanded its expertise notably over the last 12 months, amid structural growth to its UK and Middle Eastern operations. In 2018, the consultancy appointed Jane Saynor as its first female Board Director, alongside Chris Acton.