Soben: Rising Star of Scotland’s Construction Industry

10th October 2023

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10 Oct 2023, Glasgow

Soben, the Glasgow-based construction consultancy, has been celebrated as a shining example of Scottish enterprise with its recognition as Building Magazine’s fastest rising construction consultant of 2023.


Soben’s remarkable rise in the Top 150 Consultants rankings is nothing short of extraordinary. The company has soared 24 places this year, taking its place amongst some of the construction industry’s biggest names and making it the fastest growing construction consultant of 2023. As well as rising up the Top 150, the company has also entered the listing’s Top 50 Surveyors for the first time, placing at #31.


Scott Smyth, Founder and CEO of Soben, has set an ambitious global growth trajectory for the company. His vision has guided Soben’s rapid international expansion, taking Soben’s home-grown expertise onto the global stage. From its East Kilbride HQ, Soben has secured clients across North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia-Pacific and is rapidly becoming known as the experts in Data Centres and Life Sciences construction consultancy.


Soben’s is benefitting from participation in the Scale Up Scotland 2.0 Programme, a strategic initiative operated by The Hunter Foundation (THF) in partnership with Scottish National Investment Bank. The programme provides strategic support to ambitious, high-growth, Scottish businesses, aiming to grow their turnover from £20m to over £100 million.


Scott Smyth, Founder and CEO of Soben, expressed his gratitude, stating:

Our journey from Glasgow to the global stage is a testament to the passion and expertise of our team. We remain true to our Scottish roots while embracing the world with open arms. Our success is proof that Scottish enterprises can thrive on the international stage. We are incredibly grateful for the support of the Scale Up Scotland Programme, for the invaluable support they have provided Soben so far on our growth journey.”


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About Soben

Soben offers something different – a combination of the best consultancy practices, with hands-on commercial experience delivering major construction projects. Founder Scott Smyth started in private practice, before moving to work for contractors as a commercial manager. 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.

As a result, Scott founded Soben. Since 2011, we’ve been supporting some of the world’s leading organisations, increasing certainty for their construction investments through cost, project, programme, and risk management consultancy – proudly shaping the future with integrity.

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Claire Jones, Group Marketing & BD Director, Soben

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