Soben makes the Building Top 150

14th October 2022

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Soben has been featured in Building Magazine’s Top 150 Consultants for the first time in its 11-year history. 


Building Magazine’s Top 150 Consultants results for 2022 have been published, and Soben is proud to announce that we have been included in the Top 150 Consultants league table for the first time. 


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


Over the past decade, Soben has grown from a one-man operation to a global organisation employing over 200 people worldwide. Our dynamic, agile, and no-nonsense approach has helped us become a leading player in sectors including data centres and mission critical, renewable energy, and transport and infrastructure. 


International Expansion 


We have enjoyed a hugely successful year, bringing our fresh approach to clients, including Vantage Data Centers. In response to increasing demand from clients in several sectors, we have expanded our teams in the UK and internationally. 


Key strategic hires include Derek McFarlane, who was appointed at the beginning of the year to lead Soben’s UK consultancy business and more recently, global supply chain expert, Pieter Schaap who is based in the Netherlands. Our ambition and growth show no sign of slowing, with significant expansion planned for 2023 and beyond to support the growing demand from clients for existing services, and new offerings. 


A unique culture 


Soben’s inclusion in the Top 150 Consultants table reflects our growth achievements and project success but also defines our purpose in developing our team and building a unique workplace culture where everyone can thrive.  


While many consultancies are struggling with employee retention in the current climate, Soben is consistently attracting and retaining some of the top talent in the industry who want to be a part of our vision of shaping the future with integrity. 


Scott Smyth, Soben Founder and Group CEO, said: “We are thrilled to have been placed in Building’s Top 150 Consultants for 2022. 


“The last 12 months have been extremely busy at Soben as we execute our growth strategy. We have promoted internally, recruited some of the best talent in the industry, increased our service offering, and opened up new offices in Singapore, Mexico, and Australia. 


“We have a fantastic global team in place, and our hard work and dedication are certainly paying off. We look forward to more successes in 2023.” 


Almost 300 firms were contacted for this year’s Building Top 150 consultants survey. The tables are based on several factors, including the number of chartered and non-chartered staff, staff recruitment, wage patterns, margins, areas of work, and work expectations. 


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