Former Curtins Directors Set Up Own Venture

TWO former directors at Curtins have joined forces to launch their own business Hexa Consulting.

David Strong and James Garment, who have a combined 40 years’ experience in the engineering industry, decided to set up Hexa Consulting in order to create personalised and innovative results for clients. 

The new business, which is headquartered in Nottingham, will focus on creating smart and innovative engineering while not being afraid to offer alternative approaches to traditional methods. It will also focus on providing green and sustainable schemes for its clients. Hexa is happy to report they have already secured a number of new contracts across the Midlands.

“Hands-on directors”

The pair described themselves as “hands-on directors” who enjoy immersing themselves in projects while helping to bring their clients’ ideas to life.

James, a former director at Curtins, said:

“Our business focuses on relationships. We listen to our clients’ needs and utilise whatever solutions, be they simple or complex, that are necessary to best meet their project goals. We are not afraid to offer different ideas and always look for added value.

“We are both very hands-on people and we are excited to be designing, leading and helping to evolve our clients’ projects again.”

Previous projects that James has led include more than 50 new primary and secondary schools over the last ten and EON’s award-winning headquarters in Nottingham city centre. He was also the lead engineer on the £100 million Resort World Birmingham project which comprised of a significant mixed-use development. This included a 50-unit retail outlet, a health spa, numerous food establishments, a multi-screen cinema, a hotel and a covered car park. 

David, a former board director at Curtins, added:

“We respond to each and every client on an individual basis and we tailor our services to match those needs.

“We know from our clients that they want a positive service delivered by individuals who are prepared to challenge the norm.  They continue to expect us to be driving economies through our work.  But they also appreciate the global climate issue and want their teams to be brave enough to explain alternative options and what that provides them in terms of a carbon saving and an enhanced ‘feel’ to a building.”

David has led the civil and structural engineering input to a number of major projects such as the ‘Heart of Campus’ development at Nottingham Trent University’s Clifton campus, the £40 million redevelopment of the Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities at De Montfort University and the £25 million Kaplan scheme within Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter which included a learning facility along with 260 residential bedrooms.


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