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Paul Rogers senior partner, on the delivery of exceptional outcomes
The last few years has been a period of consolidation across our industry. This is not unusual and, periodically, you observe more or less of this activity across the global marketplace.
BuroHappold is an independent firm owned by our Partners who lead our people. However, from time to time, we ask ourselves, is our ownership structure truly appropriate and the best way to serve our clients as well as our own ambitions? For example, when two established organisations join together and communicate their future plans, we at BuroHappold question what the strategic impulse was that led to such a decision? It is vital that we challenge our own thinking.
Being a Partnership allows us to have choices in our strategy but also gives us the responsibility to ensure we enable succession within the ownership of our firm. It also means we must balance individual reward alongside the need to invest in our firm. We must develop both our future leaders as well as the service offerings that best respond to future environmental and economic challenges.
A motivated and diverse leadership community ensures the BuroHappold practice continues to shape the thinking across the built environment. We are extremely proud to have appointed seventeen new Partners to the leadership community of our firm over the last sixteen months.
Our global community is diverse and ambitious and we are confident that together as one leadership team, we will continue to build a strong, resilient BuroHappold over the coming years.
A key aspect of our strategy is investing in the career development of all our people. We believe this creates a confident community of consultants, planners and engineers with whom our clients and collaborators will wish to engage. Professor Sir Ted Happold was a strong believer in “the sum of the parts”. It is very exciting to see, through the projects showcased here, what a diverse community can achieve by working together with our clients and collaborators.
As we plan for the year ahead, we will evolve our ownership structure and invest in the collective capabilities of all our people. This ensures BuroHappold has the strength and depth to confidently deliver exceptional project outcomes for every user, at any scale, in every environment.