UK engineering consultancy Dice is scheduled to open its second office in Sheffield and have appointed an Associate Director to lead the team.
Associate Director Adam Jolly will be heading the Sheffield office, which will initially be home to a team of four civil and structural engineers.
It will be overseen by Dice Director Jon Svikis and the Sheffield operation will also be supported by the wider multidisciplinary team located within the Nottingham head office.
Dice opened its first office in the East Midlands city five years ago and since then has established a strong reputation and pipeline across the region.
The decision to open in Sheffield has come as a result of a growing customer base in the Yorkshire region and ongoing projects in the city.
It gives Dice a base to service existing clients and to build contacts with some of the UK’s major tier one contractors and consultants who operate out of Yorkshire.
Adam Jolly joins the business from Mott MacDonald in the city where he has worked for the last eight years.
He will be instrumental in growing the Sheffield office alongside Director Jon Svikis within the city and the wider region. Adam will also be working with the structures team on project delivery.
Commenting on his appointment to Associate Director, Adam Jolly said: “I’m delighted at the prospect of joining the talented Dice team and being a key part of the new office in Sheffield. The business is excelling in its field and I’m delighted to be part of its impressive growth.
“Having studied and worked in Sheffield for half of my life, I am passionate about the city and excited to see it grow. I have a wide range of experience in the area which has given me a great understanding of how it is developing and the priorities of local clients and stakeholders. I feel that Dice’s core values align well with the aspirations of the city and I intend to use my experience to help the business make a real positive impact in the region.
“Dice has gathered some real momentum over the past few years. The business has a clear direction of where it wants to go and has the right drive and values to achieve this.
“They’ve been involved in a wide range of interesting projects to date and have ambitions to deliver even more challenging work, which the team is more than capable of doing. Dice are set for an extremely successful future and I’m excited to be a part of the journey.”
Speaking on the opening of the Sheffield office, Dice director Wayne Oakes said: “We already have established relationships with key partners including design consultants, developers and clients within the Sheffield City Centre Region so having a presence in the city is the next step in our growth.
“Yorkshire is one of the most prominent regions in the country with two of the UK’s largest growing cities. We see Sheffield as a key city within the UK providing access to the wider Yorkshire market including Leeds and surrounding areas. Sheffield also has two key Universities allowing us to recruit the best up and coming talent.
“We are seeing ongoing investment within Sheffield and surrounding districts due to key inward investment from schemes such as Heart of the City, University of Sheffield and Hallam University, AMRC, West Bar to name a few. There are also a number of other accelerating markets in the region such as Leeds, as well as developing regions driven by initiatives such as Towns Funds, Levelling Up and Northern Powerhouse.
Commenting on Adam’s appointment, Dice Director Jon Svikis said; “Adam is already well known and respected within the Sheffield market having spent the past eight years at Mott MacDonald.
“He brings strong local knowledge of the Sheffield city region and existing markets to the business. Adam also has excellent technical skills acquired from leading some of the UKs most complex civil and structural engineering schemes including Sheffield’s West Bar Phase 1, the Glassworks Barnsley and numerous schemes for Sheffield University.
“Long term our aim is to grow the Sheffield office to a similar size as the Nottingham office, with a combination of civil and structural engineers and technicians. We’re excited at the prospect of a base in the Yorkshire region.”
Dice currently offers intelligent civil and structural engineering design solutions and operates nationally, in a variety of sectors including residential, commercial and education. Its headquarters are at St Mary’s Gate, in Nottingham and they embrace creativity and new technologies as a dynamic, forward-thinking company.
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