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A message about EIC’s chairman

By |2018-04-09T14:36:33+00:00March 27th, 2018|EIC News|

Dr. Nelson Ogunshakin OBE, EIC’s chairman and chief executive of EIC’s sister organisation the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) has announced he is stepping down from both roles to become chief executive of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC). ACE has already started the search for a new chief executive and has engaged the services of an executive

Removing the roadblocks to environmental innovation

By |2018-03-13T16:27:17+00:00February 13th, 2018|Staff posts|

Government strategies, white papers and even reshuffles come and go, but one constant is a desire to encourage innovation in UK business, says Matthew Farrow. Ever since Harold Wilson talked of “the white heat of technology”, politicians of all persuasions, in good economic times and bad, have eulogised innovation and pledged to increase it. Here at

Keeping the government ‘honest’ on the green agenda

By |2018-03-13T16:25:50+00:00February 5th, 2018|Staff posts|

The creation of a new body to hold the government to account on environmental issues is significant and could have implications for decades to come, says Matthew Farrow. I’ve been lucky enough (or unlucky enough, depending on your view!) to work with many ministers over the years in my career at different trade associations. While

EIC Responds to the 25 Year Environment Plan

By |2018-03-09T11:41:42+00:00January 11th, 2018|EIC News|

EIC Executive Director, Matthew Farrow, said in response to the Prime Minister’s speech: Prime Ministerial speeches on the environment are an endangered species, so it is very welcome to hear Theresa May emphasise the crucial importance of the environment, the number of green jobs, the interdependence of economic growth and environmental progress, and the scourge of plastic

Turning the utopian stock image cityscapes of the future into reality

By |2018-03-09T10:34:40+00:00February 22nd, 2017|Staff posts|

We are all familiar with the antiseptic conformity of future cityscapes as presented in thousands of magazine illustrations and slide presentations on smart city topics.  The sky is always blue so the air looks pure, the water sparkles, the grass is green and there is nothing as vulgar as residual waste anywhere to be seen.