GIBB named Engineering Firm of the Year
The South African Professional Services Awards (SAPSA) has named GIBB Engineering Firm of the Year in for 2014. GIBB was judged on business pedigree, transformation, empowerment among other rigorous criteria. Other finalists in the category of Engineering Firm of the Year included WSP, Worley Parsons, Fluor Africa and Arup.
Adele Lombard, a Structural Engineer at GIBB, also clinched the coveted title of Young Professional of the Year, competing against candidates from prominent legal, financial and engineering institutions.
The premier event is likely to remain a feature on the conference calendar given the exceptional turnout and the number of entries from A-List firms.
GIBB Group CEO, Richard Vries said: “GIBB prides itself on investing in future leaders and engineering excellence – and this was indicative of the awards received on the evening.”
K.C.Rottok, Project Manager of SAPSA said, “The SAPSA awards recognise companies and individuals who have excelled within the professional services industry. GIBB has made a significant contribution to the consulting engineering profession and its professionalism is commendable.”
GIBB is regarded the largest South African black employee-owned consulting engineering firm and boasts more than 900 employees in South Africa and several offices on the continent.
The multi-disciplinary firm recently acquired a 70% stake in leading architectural firm, SVA International to further diversify its offering to market.
With major projects such as the Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme in Little Drakensburg and Port Harcourt in Nigeria to its stable, the firm is growing at an impressive rate, competing in a space largely dominated by multinational firms.
More information from Rowan Sewchurran, Tel: +27(0)11 519 4600 / www.gibb.co.za