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About Us

Founded in 2011

Launched in 2011, Soben offers something different. A combination of the best consultancy practices, with real-life hands-on commercial experience in delivering major construction projects.

The Result

As a result, Scott founded Soben to combine best consultancy practices, with the experience of being a contractor and the commercial reality of having what it takes to successfully deliver a major project.

Our Founder

Our founder Scott Smyth started his career in private practice and then moved to work for contractors as a commercial manager being on-site to manage major projects.  ​Scott found that he struggled to identify organisations to support him that understood the commercial reality of being a major contractor working on high-risk projects with low-profit margins.

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Our Vision

To continue to build our business with integrity: making a positive impact on the people we work with and the world we live in, through honesty, inclusivity, and purpose.

Our Mission

Soben supports some of the world’s leading organisations, increasing certainty for their construction investments through cost, project, programme, and risk management consultancy.


Vision, mission & values

Our Values

Our recently revamped core values represent what Soben stands for:
honest, brave, dynamic and inclusive.

Honest
We will be transparent and trustworthy in our dealings with clients, stakeholders, and suppliers. Honesty and integrity underpin everything we do, ensuring we hold ourselves accountable and stand up for what’s right.
Brave
We are pioneers at our core, constantly seeking to learn and discover. Our bravery underpins our selectivity, choosing to only work on projects that fit with our purpose and values.
Dynamic
Our dynamism ensures that we move quickly and assuredly in response to the specific needs of each project. Our ability to respond to clients’ requirements quickly is reinforced by the standards we uphold, and the depth of experience we bring to every project.
Inclusive
We are a diverse community, drawn together by an overriding passion for serving humanity by creating progressive built environments, using our collective skills and experience to protect natural resources and help shape a more sustainable future for everyone.
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