Martin Hathaway marks 40th year at Clarkebond

We’re delighted to congratulate Clarkebond Director, Martin Hathaway, on achieving this career landmark which has given us pause for thought about some of the significant changes in the company since Martin started working for Clarkebond as a project engineer in 1977. 

The Clarkebond of 1977 was a civil and structural engineering firm, with all engineers and technicians working from drawing boards, using slide rules for calculations and a shared calculator!  

Responding to market changes and leading the field in technological innovation, Clarkbond is now a truly multidisciplinary engineering consultancy with a broad range of disciplines servicing the built environment; still civils and structural engineering, but now also transport planning, ground engineering, hydrology and hydrogeology, environment and sustainability services and specialist façade and cladding expertise.

Having quickly recognised the significant benefits that building information modelling (BIM) could bring, Clarkebond were early pioneers of its use and remain at the forefront of 3D design development, currently working on integrating civils and superstructure BIM modelling.

Martin, who became a director of the company in 2004, comments that although some aspects of the business are unrecognisable from 40 years ago, some things haven’t changed.

‘So much has changed over the last four decades but the values we had then, and that have underpinned our success through the years, are as relevant today as they ever were.  Our priority has always been to develop enduring client relationships based on trust and quality service and to maintain high levels of staff engagement.  It is immensely gratifying to me that we have always had, and continue to have, such high levels of client and employee satisfaction.”     

How will Martin celebrate this momentous day? ‘Business as usual!  Just off to a framework meeting before a client review!’