Andy Yates, Webb Yates Engineers’ co-founder, will be stepping down as Director of the company in March 2023.
Andy began his 18-year-long journey with Webb Yates Engineers in 2005 when he co-founded the company alongside Steve Webb. Together, they grew the company from a two-person civil and structural engineering consultancy, to the 65-strong, award-winning practice of multidisciplinary engineers that it is today.
Since co-founding the company, Andy has delivered numerous notable projects, including the award-winning Hackney Marshes Centre – a community hub, café and changing facilities for Hackney’s amateur footballers; and the company’s largest project to date – the Kilo Apron Development, involving a structurally complex substructure situated below a new taxilane, for London Heathrow Airport.
Over the years, Andy has been central in building the company’s culture of creativity, collaboration, and sustainability. More recently, he was instrumental in steering the company through the COVID-19 pandemic. He is excited to see the remaining directors, Steve Webb, Tom Webster, and Andrew Lerpiniere, continue to build on Webb Yates Engineers’ strategy using its strength and influence as an ethical and pre-eminent engineering consultancy.
Following his departure, Andy is planning to take some time to pursue his passion projects outside of the engineering sector – including restoring his heritage canal boat – and will become even more engaged in the voluntary and charity initiatives that he’s been championing for many years.