Harley Haddow appoints Ian Chalk as new director

Harley Haddow accelerates Manchester growth by appointing Ian Chalk, pictured, as new director.

Harley Haddow has announced the appointment of Ian Chalk as director to further strengthen their Manchester offering 

The multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy opened the north-west base earlier this year as part of its ongoing UK expansion and recruitment strategy. 

Chalk joins the firm from construction engineering company Hoare Lea with 20 years’ experience in the industry and region. 

He has worked on an expansive portfolio across multiple projects around Manchester, the north-west, and the Middle East; including leading the current St. Michael's scheme, Manchester Airport, many of the major north-west universities, Liverpool Women's Hospital and multiple Covid-related healthcare schemes during the pandemic. 

He also led the Doha Metro Green Line project in Qatar, in preparation for the World Cup being held there later this year.  

Within his new role, Chalk will be responsible for heading up the Manchester office, business development and growing the mechanical, electrical & public health (MEP), sustainability and civil & structural teams. 

His appointment adds to a hugely successful period for Harley Haddow, which has been shortlisted for all awards entered so far this year, as well as continuing to hold the title of ACE’s net zero advisor of the year. These include: 

  • UKREiiF – Consultancy of the Year and Net Zero Hero of the Year;
  • London Construction Awards – Engineering Consultant of the Year; 
  • ACE – Engineering Consultancy of the Year;
  • Building Awards – Engineering Consultant of the Year. 

Ian Chalk said: “Harley Haddow has created a strong reputation as being innovative leaders in the engineering market and is clearly ready to grow further – with Manchester being the obvious choice. They’re a long-term established consultancy that shares similar values to my own, and the knowledge, team and experience in Scotland and in London means that this can only be a success for our clients; both existing and those we are yet to meet.  

“We’re keen to make a real positive impact to the industry in Manchester. There are great opportunities for us to bring our extensive expertise into the low energy, carbon market and it’s the perfect time to recruit locally and build up our north-west hub.” 

Jim Kellachan, at Harley Haddow, added: “We are delighted to welcome Ian to the Harley Haddow family. We pride ourselves on our director-led approach and he is the ideal candidate to continue building on the Manchester successes and accelerate business development in the region. As we continue to create our dedicated regional team in the north-west, we are really excited for what lies ahead for us there.” 

Harley Haddow is actively recruiting a range of roles in Manchester to meet growing business development demand.

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