On 24th October 2019, together with sister companies Temple and Arbeco, The Ecology Consultancy (TEC) celebrated their second joint annual drinks reception at the (rather aptly named) City Centre, a unique gallery at the heart of The City of London, showcasing the architectural heritage of this financial yet historic hub.
The evening was a resounding success, with over 100 guests in attendance from more than 60 organisations that have worked with us over the years, operating across a variety of sectors within the construction and development industries, and from all corners of the country.
Pipers’ architectural model of the Square Mile, the centerpiece of the venue, allowed guests and employees to explore London’s built environment and evolving skyline from a unique perspective.
Mark Southwood, CEO of the group of companies, celebrated milestones past and present, including the first year of the Southwood Foundation and the group’s first overseas venture, Temple Australia. Mark also gave an update on the Group’s activity over the last year; highlights included awards and achievements for TEC, Temple and Arbeco.
The Ecology Consultancy’s founder, John Newton, joined us in raising a toast to the company’s 20th anniversary, and our three longest-standing employees: Directors Jon Riley and Giles Coe, and Company Secretary, Jane Kendall.
We were honoured to welcome Ian Tant, President of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) as well as Tim Wood, Northern Powerhouse Rail Director from Transport for the North (TfN). Ian spoke about great cities, their iconic buildings and green spaces, and how this is an integral part of the RTPI’s future plans. Tim offered an insight into all the work that TfN are doing to make the Northern Powerhouse.
Thank you to all that joined us to celebrate our collaboration on projects past, present and future.
Published 26th September 2019