Ricardo-AEA boosts Air Quality team with 4 consultants

13 August 2015 Consultancy.uk

Ricardo-AEA has strengthened its Air Quality team with four senior consultants: Ben Grebot, Betty Ng, David Carslaw and Tim Scarbrough. The new positions are part of the expansion of the firm’s Air Quality practice on winning a major three year contract with the crown.

Ricardo-AEA has been awarded three contracts by the UK Government’s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The contract will see the consulting firm provide quality assurance and quality control services to the UK’s largest air quality monitoring network for a variety of stakeholders, including the UK’s statutory reporting requirements to the EU as well as its own citizens.

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As part of its securing the project, the firm recruited four consultants to take up roles in its Air Quality team: Ben Grebot, David Carslaw, Betty Ng and Tim Scarbrough. Their new roles will see them working alongside existing members of the team to further the consulting firm’s offerings to clients needing expertise in air quality.

Ben Grebot worked at AMEC Environment & Infrastructure UK (formally at Entec UK) for more than 9 years. In 2011 he joined Amec Foster Wheeler and worked as the firm’s Technical Director for its Environmental Policy & Economics team. At Ricardo-AEA, Grebot has taken on the role of Technical Business Manager.

Betty Ng worked for many years (1995 – 2008) at the Environment Agency, rising to be a Technical Manager. In 2008, she joined Jacobs Engineering as the company’s Technical Director, after which she became the Managing Director at ATNIR Environment in 2010. Her last role was at ERM: Environmental Resources Management, which she joined as Technical Director in 2012. Today Ng is a Knowledge Leader in the Air Quality team at Ricardo-AEA.

Ben Grebot, Betty Ng, Tim Scarbrough and David Carslaw

Tim Scarbrough started his career at AMEC Environment & Infrastructure UK in 2007 where he worked for almost five years and attained the position of Senior Consultant in environmental policy. In 2012 he joined ICF International as a Senior Consultant, a role he held for more than two years. Scarbrough joined Ricardo-AEA’s Air Quality team as a Principal Consultant.

The fourth edition to Ricardo-AEA’s Air Quality team is David Carslaw, who joins from King’s College London, where he worked extensively for the Environmental Research Group. In addition to his work at KCL, he has been a member of the UK’s Air Quality Expert Group since 2002.

Commenting on the additions to the team, Robert Bell, Ricardo-AEA’s Managing Director, says: “Our UK and International client base has expanded rapidly in the last 18 months. The experience that Ben, David, Betty and Tim bring to Ricardo-AEA complements the capabilities of our existing team, ensuring that our clients around the world continue to have access to the world leading expertise that they have grown to expect from us.”


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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.