New Structure Unveiled for Soben EMEA

15th February 2022

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Soben has announced a new structure for its operation in the UK and Europe, with the launch of Soben Specialist Services, EMEA, and Soben Consultancy UK & Europe.

Soben Consultancy, UK & Europe will be led by Derek McFarlane, former EMEA Director of Buildings & Places at Soben. Andrew Gallacher, former Soben EMEA Managing Director steps into the role of Soben Specialist Services EMEA Managing Director.

Soben Consultancy UK & Europe will focus on providing Cost, Project, Programme and Risk Management consultancy services.  Soben Specialist Services, EMEA will retain responsibilities for the Group’s other services in EMEA including Bills of Quantities, Measurement, Change Management, and Carbon Accounting.

Establishing two distinct business units to deliver its services in EMEA ensures that Soben is even better placed to deliver its bespoke service to meet specialist client needs.

Soben Founder and CEO Scott Smyth commented; “Soben EMEA is the founding business within the Soben Group and remains the largest business unit. As we developed our business plans and more clearly identified our objectives, it was apparent that establishing two distinct business units to deliver our services in EMEA was the right decision for the business.

“I am delighted to confirm the promotion of Derek McFarlane as Managing Director of Soben Consultancy UK & Europe.  A dedicated MD enables complete focus on the development of our consultancy services to a new and growing client base and greater collaboration with the other business unit leaders in the Americas and APAC.

“In the role of Managing Director for Soben Specialist Services EMEA, Andrew Gallacher will continue to build on our core Bills of Quantities service, but also grow our new service offerings which include carbon accounting and quantity benchmarking.

“With Derek leading Soben Consultancy UK & Europe and Andrew leading Soben Specialist Services, and the launch of our new brand identity highlighting our purpose and values, I am confident that our EMEA business will continue to go from strength to strength.”

Commenting on his new role, Derek McFarlane said; “I’m extremely excited to be given the opportunity to lead Soben’s consultancy services in the UK and Europe.

“Working with our global board and dedicated teams of local talent, I look forward to supporting Clients existing and new, to provide tailored solutions to suit their specific needs.”

Speaking about the launch of Soben Specialist Services, Andrew Gallacher said; “With the launch of our new service offerings we are working to meet the present and future needs of our EMEA clients as they in turn meet the demands of the post-pandemic, climate-conscious world.

“It is a hugely exciting time for Soben EMEA and I very much look forward to working with Derek to continue to build Soben’s presence in the market.”

To find out more about Soben Consultancy UK & Europe contact [email protected].  For more information about Soben Specialist Services contact [email protected]