Ridge appoints new Partner to drive Midlands growth

07 September 2022

Property and construction consultancy Ridge and Partners LLP has appointed Ben Stanton as Building Services Engineering Partner in its Birmingham office.

Ben joins Ridge from construction engineering consultancy Hydrock, where he held the role of MEP Director and led its Birmingham office. Prior to this, Ben spent 15 years at the helm of his own award-winning engineering consultancy, working across a variety of sectors including education, healthcare, residential, industrial, and heritage.

Ben’s new role will further strengthen the Birmingham Building Services Engineering team and will play a crucial part in driving business development across the region.

Speaking of his appointment, Ben said:

“Ridge is a fantastically entrepreneurial business that has an excellent reputation, culture, and team. In the Midlands, there is an opportunity to further raise our profile and go after the wealth of work that is available in the region. We’re seeing a healthy mix of opportunities locally in residential, education, manufacturing, and healthcare. We also have opportunities to leverage existing frameworks that we sit on, while also cross selling the wider Ridge multidiscipline offer in the market.”

Ian Ravenhall, Building Services Engineering Partner at Ridge, said:

“Ben’s experience will help to spread our message that we are here and ready to work with the right clients. Over the last 12 months our Birmingham team has increased by more than 50%. We have grown our Building Services Engineering teams, introduced new services such as Geospatial Surveying and Digital Engineering (BIM), and have integrated the Birmingham office of Projex Building Solutions following our acquisition back in October 2021. Now, we are ready to showcase Ridge as the leading consultancy in the Midlands.”

Ben is a qualified mechanical and electrical engineer who started life in the Royal Navy. He is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and an Associate Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

For more information, visit: https://ridge.co.uk/expertise/building-services-engineering/