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Stantec named ‘Consulting Firm of the Year’ at 2023 NCE Awards

Stantec was recognised for its market success, as well as its focus on people and culture at the New Civil Engineer Awards


Stantec, a global leader in sustainable design and engineering services, was crowned ‘Consulting Firm of the Year’ at the inaugural New Civil Engineer (NCE) Awards.

The awards evening was held on 20th September at The Grosvenor Hotel in London. The event recognised construction and engineering industry leaders delivering positive change to the sector.

Stantec is an interdisciplinary firm that helps communities grow and thrive by supporting the most iconic and transformative projects around the world. In the UK and Ireland, the company has increased its headcount to around 3,000 in the last 12 months. It has also invested in new office spaces in Belfast, Edinburgh, Cumbria, Leeds, Exeter, and Brighton—all designed to generate further growth, productivity, and well-being.

From working on landmark pumped storage energy schemes and delivering Nature-based Solutions for wastewater, to rethinking urban mobility, housing, and how the nation builds more sustainable infrastructure, Stantec’s reach extends across the built environment. The company aims to design with community in mind and was also highly commended in the ‘Environmental and Social Governance’ category.

The judges commended Stantec for its clear focus on its people-centred culture, as well as how it empowers staff through its dedicated business transformation programme. They noted that Stantec’s projects were built around innovation and exemplary performance. It was said that Stantec’s diverse leadership and genuine passion for staff well-being and development was another important factor.

Commenting on the news that Stantec was NCE’s first ‘Consulting Firm of the Year’, Cath Schefer, executive vice president and chief operating officer – Global, said: “We pride ourselves on our ability to offer our people welcoming and inclusive working environments. At Stantec, we have focused on creating a culture where our colleagues can thrive and help clients address some of the world’s most important challenges.

“This award recognises the amazing talent we have at Stantec as well as the work we do to support our communities. Well done to everyone involved.”

About Stantec
Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they're our communities too. This allows us to assess what's needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what's never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success.

We're designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN.

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