WSP launches new business unit – New Civil Engineer

17 Jun, 2022 By Rob Horgan
WSP has created a new business.
Strategic Advisory will become the firm’s fifth business unit, alongside Property & Buildings, Transport & Infrastructure, Planning & Advisory and Water, Energy & Industry. It is part of the recently-launched 2022-2024 Strategic Growth Plan.
The division will be led by Ian Liddell who has been managing director of WSP’s Planning & Advisory business since January 2017. He has been succeeded in that role by Paul Reilly who joined from Stantec in early May.
With 220 people ranging from economists to due diligence specialists, Strategic Advisory will be supporting a range of public and private sector clients.
Strategic Advisory will support five core specialisms: digital, investor & corporate, economics, development and transformation.
Liddell said: “WSP’s Strategic Advisory business will offer our clients across a range of exciting services anchored around future-ready considerations including net zero, ESG and digital.
“Being able to deploy front-end expertise to enable the future success of both local and national projects across the country will lead to better outcomes for both our clients and communities.”
WSP UK & EMEIA chief executive Mark Naysmith added: “The creation of Strategic Advisory working closely with all of our established business units is a truly exciting step for WSP, and responds directly to the ambition set out in our new growth strategy.
“We are able to offer our clients advisory services backed by the full technical expertise of the wider WSP business at a competitive price point, and Ian is the perfect person to make this new offering a success.”
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