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Chris Devine from TB+A Scotland awarded MCIBSE IEng membership

After weeks of late nights pulling together his Engineering Practice Report, a membership presentation interview that lasted 1hr 45mins (instead of the allocated 1hr!) and an excruciating 7 week wait on the outcome, Chris Devine was recently awarded MCIBSE IEng membership status from CIBSE.

TB+A Win 'Training Initiative of the Year' at the ACE Awards 2017

On Wednesday 7 June, the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) Awards took place at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London for a gala dinner attended by business leaders from across the industry.

The awards celebrated the remarkable achievements of companies, industry initiatives and exceptional individuals, recognising the best of the UK’s consultancy and engineering profession.

TB+A were extremely pleased to win the award for ‘Training Initiative of the Year’ in a field of tough competition. We were praised for the exceptional work of our apprentices and our national apprenticeship scheme which is supporting the next generation of young engineers and leaders into the industry.

BCO Conference London

Fantastic to see the TB+A brand up in lights today at the BCO Conference in London. Extremely proud to be a silver sponsor again this year.

CIPD Learning and Development Show

Great to see our team taking the stage at the CIPD Learning and Development Show at Olympia talking about 'Developing High-Value Apprenticeship Schemes to Build your Talent Pipeline'. Huge well done to our Apprentices Hayden & Francesca for sharing their Apprenticeships Journeys. Great job team!

Irish Construction Industry Awards 2017

Queens University Belfast Main Site Tower & Peter Froggatt Centre was awarded 'Education Project of the Year' in the Irish Construction Industry Awards 2017 that took place on 9th May at the Clayton Hotel, Dublin. The project was up against some strong competition across the primary, secondary, further and higher education sectors so this is a great achievement and accolade. Our TB+A Belfast team are extremely pleased to be associated with this prestigious project and extend congratulations to all involved, a great team effort!

BCO Conference 2017


Laima Campbell from TB+A Scotland achieves Chartership

Laima's application for chartered status was prepared outside working hours and at weekends. To complete the application she prepared a synopsis on  “Swimming Pool Ventilation and Energy Savings with Renewable Technologies” and on its approval  wrote a technical report. Following a technical review of the report Laima attended an interview at CIBSE HQ in London to discuss the report and findings and made a presentation on the subject matter to the assessors. Following a lengthy successful application process Laima was delighted to be registered by the Engineering Council and to use the title of Chartered Engineer.

TB+A win at Camden Business Sustainability Awards 2017

On Tuesday 25th April our Eco-mmittee co-founders Paul Gooden, Sustainability Manager and Claire Bower, IMS Manager attended the Camden Business Sustainability Awards along with our Managing Partner Peter Anderson. 

The awards ceremony took place at a special event: ‘Celebrating Sustainable Business in Camden – leading the way‘ at the Francis Crick Institute in Kings Cross where businesses and organisations were recognised for going out of their way to protect the environment. TB+A were extremley pleased to win the award for Best Employee Engagement Initative and our in-house Eco-mmittee were credited for fostering behaviour change to achieve an 18% carbon footprint reduction in the last 4 years.

As well as a great networking opportunity there were keynote speakers from the London Assembly’s Environment Committee and the Committee on Climate Change.

Hospital Innovations Exhibition and Conference

'Engineering Apprenticeships for the Healthcare Sector - Playing our part'. Our team are taking the stage at Olympia talking about the business benefits of investing in Apprentices and how our award winning scheme is impacting our company culture.

Macmillan Cancer support fundraiser

Our Macmillan Cancer support fundraiser has gone down a treat in the London office today with goodies baked by our brilliant team of star bakers. A great way to start the Easter weekend!

Roadshow in London

The London crowd ready for the off #roadshow  

Roadshow in Manchester

Kicking off the Northern tour with our Leeds and Manchester teams today  

Roadshow in Edinburgh

#Edinburgh for our Scotland leg of the roadshow  

Roadshow in Belfast


Roadshow in Cardiff

Great first night of the roadshow  

Our Manchester office move

Our Manchester team has moved to a new location in the city. They spent the previous ten years in a building a short walk away from their new location. The old office served them well but they couldn't be more excited about their new space.  

IHEEM Working Together Seminar hosted by TB+A

As an IHEEM company affiliate we were delighted to host their 'Working Together' seminar on 9th March. Speakers Alan Newman, Claire Oliver, Oliver Newman, Jake Marshall and Francesca Hawes presented TB+A’s award-winning apprenticeship scheme.

We're in the Evening Standard & Metro Newspapers

Great to see our adverts appearing in the Evening Standard and Metro (London, Scotland & South West) during National Apprenticeship Week. Brilliant profile and thanks to our Pierce Ronan and Claire Oliver for representing us, we couldn't be more proud! 

Our Leeds Office move

Our Leeds office moved to new premises on Greek Street on 10th March, leaving behind their old offices in Merrion Way. The team are now settling into their new home and delighted with the fit out of their new office space, thanks to Loft Ltd on a great job

Highly Commended award

Congratulations to TB+A's Richard Hendry on his Highly Commended award for his MSc dissertation titled "Applying building energy modelling tools to operational energy use" at the CIBSE Building Simulation Award 2016 . http://bit.ly/2l7i9MC The awards were initiated in 2012 as an annual prize open to postgraduate students from UK and overseas universities who undertake a research project at Master’s level or equivalent which includes a major element involving the application of building simulation tools in the research.

Winners of Best Apprenticeship Scheme and Finalist of Best Corporate Responsibility Scheme at the Construction Investing in Talent Awards

On recieving the award, Claire Oliver, HR Manager commented: "Winning the ‘Best Apprenticeship Scheme’ Award in such a competitive category is fantastic. It provides authentic feedback and reaffirms the success of our apprenticeship programme as well as giving our apprentices the recognition they deserve. It motivates us to keep working hard to grow and develop our people - a pillar of our business strategy. For our success to be noticed across our industry and nationally is extremely rewarding”.


TB+A Winners at National Apprenticeship Awards 2016

Wow! What a fantastic evening at the National Apprenticeship Awards on Friday celebrating the success stories and achievements of apprentices and employers. Winning the award for Medium Employer of The Year in recognition of our scheme, our apprentices and the wider team of people at TB+A that supports it all was truly memorable.

For the 8th year running, TB+A feature in Building Magazine's 'Good Employer Guide'

TB+A feature in the Building Good Employer Guide, re-affirming our position as one of the top construction businesses in the UK when it comes to investment in our people. The guide features the top construction employers based on anonymous surveys of their staff and so once again a huge thanks extends all our team for their continued support and vote of confidence.

Congratulations to Jake Marshall winner of the IHEEM Lucas Scholarship Award 2016

Well done to our Jake Marshall on a very well deserved award. The Lucas Scholarship award was created in the mid 1980’s in recognition of Bernard Lucas’ efforts for the Institute and to encourage up to two young members of the Institute to participate in events such as the Annual Conference.

Awarded Investors in People (IiP) Platinum Standard

TB+A joins just two other organisations in the construction industry to be awarded the Platinum standard by Investors in People (IIP). Organisations that meet the world-recognised Investors in People Platinum Standard reflect the very best in people management excellence and is designed to highlight the top employers, with only 26 businesses globally accredited at Platinum level (as of 13th January 2017).


CIBSE Building Performance Conference 2016

Our Energy Performance + Technology group attend the CIBSE Conference on 17th and 18th November 2016 at the QEII Centre, Westminster. The EP+T group is a multi-disciplinary team of engineering leaders from mechanical, electrical, building physics, Facilities Management, IT and security disciplines with a common interest to improve the performance of the buildings in which we live, work and play. The group fosters a collaborative approach to overcome the common challenges in reducing in-use carbon emissions from our clients’ buildings.

They are well versed in environmental design and can assist clients at any stage of a buildings development, from concept design through to occupation, to optimise performance and reduce energy consumption. To complement this approach, they actively promote developments in smart systems technologies alongside less high tech processes, including post occupancy valuation (POE) and Soft Landings, that can enhance a building’s operation and environment for both building managers and occupants 

TB+A celebrates 6th anniversary of Eco-week, focussing on Health + Wellbeing theme

In-line with our Eco-week theme of ‘Health + Well-being’ we explored meditation benefits, and the ‘Psychology of sitting at work’ with King’s College, following which we became partners seeking research funding to test sit / stand desks in real-life office environments.

TB+A Manchester sponsor the Doncaster Cup

TB+A along with Arcadis, TRP and KKA Architects were part of the development team working on the new Hilton Garden InnHotel on the western side of the famous Doncaster Racecourse as well as a new hotel at Royal Windsor Racecourse. The design team consortium sponsored the 250th running of the Doncaster Cup (part of the St Leger).

Burry Port Community Primary School was Highly Commended in the Innovation Category at the Constructing Excellence in Wales Awards


Winners of Excellence in Social Responsibility category at the IiP Awards

TB+A are crowned winners of the Social Responsibility (up to 249 employees) category at the annual Investors in People Awards 2016, the leading industry event recognising high performance in people management.

The Awards, which received over 300 entries from organisations working in a variety of sectors and locations across the globe, celebrate the best people management practices amongst businesses. The Excellence in Social Responsibility category recognises organisations for which social responsibility is not just a policy; it’s driven from the top and rooted in the culture of the whole organisation.

Winners of the Sustainability Award at the Royal Society of Welsh Architecture (RSAW) Awards


Creation of Sustainability at Heart key pillar of TB+As Business Plan

We are committed to the continual improvement of our environmental performance. We believe that sustainability should be at the heart of everything we do, from the building services engineering solutions we provide to clients, throughout the way we operate as a business and right down to the training and opportunities we provide our staff.  We do this because we believe it is the right thing to do, and we encourage others to do the same.


Winners of Best Apprenticeship Scheme at the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) People Management Awards

On our winning entry the judges commented "We were impressed both by the quality of the programme and the passion with which it was delivered, particularly as a small business. The employer has demonstrated leadership working in true partnership with learning providers to develop content that is relevant to business needs, shaping Level 6 standards in particular.
Clearly the programme provides a long-term talent pipeline, and supports apprentices’ future employment. Year 3 and 4 apprentices take ownership to mentor and support new intakes. A number of positive examples of apprentices being given real accountability to deliver tangible benefits for the clients. Impressive achievements in gender diversity agenda".


Awarded CCCA Marks of Achievement Carbon Champion + Team Green

Our staff volunteer Eco-mmittee has played an integral part in managing the reduction of our carbon footprint and were awarded the Carbon Champion and Team Green Mark of Achievement by Camden Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) for our national approach. 

TB+A starts to offset annual business flight CO2 emissions


5th anniversary of the Eco-mmittee


TB+A Finalists in the Excellence in Social Responsibility category at the IiP Awards

TB+A were named as a leader in people management practice globally, having been shortlisted in the Excellence in Social Responsibility category at the second annual Investors in People Awards. We were shortlisted as a finalist for our achievements in taking the wider principles of social responsibility and weaving it in to everything they do via our business plan as well as our continual development in approaches to CSR whilst ensuring an inclusive approach with staff and other stakeholders. Our internal Eco-mmitee team were highlighted and praised for their approach to sustainability and adoption of low energy initiatives across the business and for their positive involvement going forward which will be a key driver in the partnerships continued success.

Awarded CCCA Mark of Achievement Cutting Carbon


Highly Commended at the Camden Business Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Sustainability in Camden


Winners of the (London Region) Medium Employer of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards

On Wednesday 14th October, The National Apprenticeship Service hosted the London regional awards ceremony which took place at City Hall. The awards recognise the achievements of exceptional apprentices and the businesses that employ them and Troup Bywaters + Anders are extremely proud to have won ‘Employer of the Year’ in the medium business category.

Glasgow Office opened


Signed up to Camdens Air Quality Pledge


Start of bi-annual Energy Reporting across all TB+A offices


Awarded CCCA Marks of Achievement Cutting Carbon + Team Green


Cardiff Office moved to Park Place


TB+A joined UK-Green Building Council (GBC) + Supply Chain Sustainability School (SCSS)

TB+A join the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) and are also involved with the UK-GBC Leaders’ Network tasked with driving transformational change by influencing responsible business practice, government direction and sustainable performance. In support of their campaign for a sustainable built environment, we joined other businesses and in 2015 added our name to the joint industry letter addressed to David Cameron relating to energy costs and the Green Deal.   

Highly Commended at the Environmental Excellence in Camden Organisations (EECO) awards for Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Sustainability in Camden.


Awarded CCCA Mark of Achievement Going Green


First Eco-week staff awareness event


Joined CCCA by signing Climate Commitment

TB+A join as a member of the Camden Climate Change Alliance (CCCA). The CCCA bring together businesses, public sector organisations, and Business Improvement Districts across Camden and empower them to make a positive impact on the environment. Members of the CCCA pledge to collectively report and reduce their impact on the environment and in return the CCCA provide the tools, support, and services to enable them to do so.

Eco-mmitee formed by staff volunteers

Our award-winning in-house Eco-mmittee team is an all-inclusive staff volunteer group providing a forum for the company to engage with environmental issues and to provide a mechanism where staff can raise issues and find solutions; develop environmental objectives/initiatives; and demonstrate improvements in our environmental performance. The Eco-mmittee set up in 2010 promotes a wide range of environmental themes in particular low carbon solutions and carbon reduction through awareness campaigns, competitions and facilitating change and improvements inside the company. The Eco-mmittee has been at the forefront of behaviour change within TB+A and the reduction of our carbon footprint by 18% over 4 years.   

Start of Energy monitoring in London Office


Cardiff Office set up


Belfast Office moved to Malone Road


ISO 14001 Accreditation


Edinburgh Office moved to Torphichen Street


Leeds Office moved to Tower North Central


Edinburgh Office set up


Manchester Office moved to Peter Street


Manchester Office set up on Deansgate


Troup Bywaters + Anders commences business as Consulting Engineers

Troup Bywaters + Anders commences business as Consulting Engineers