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A Note From Chris


Ergo was started just over 18 years ago because I wanted to able to keep my promises to Staff, Clients and Suppliers. My ambition was to do good work for the same clients for the next 20 years without making them regret their decision.

In two years’ time we will have been working with Vector for 20 years. It’s a relationship that continues to grow. We are still grateful that they took a punt on Carla Smith and I all those years ago. As Ergo has grown from one to fifty people it has had to develop from everyone being within stapler throwing distance to having a more formal management structure. When we demerged the company to enable Neo Consulting to set up as a separate business in 2018, we were unsure how Ergo would perform as stand-alone power consultants. Since that time, we have developed a civil/structural team thanks to Steve Gaskin, a GIS team thanks to Kane Morison and Jill Ransley, and been appointed to the Transpower and Aurora panels. This is all whilst continuing to service our regular clients thanks to our long-standing stalwarts Alistair Williams, Ross Dodd, Soumya Doar, Jack Stainton and Carla.

Ergo’s growth means we are in the position of being able to justify a fulltime Managing Director. From a strong field of internal candidates, we have appointed Alistair Williams to this role. Alistair has been leading the power team since his arrival at Ergo in 2015 when Carla and I moved into Technical Director roles (we focus on project work). He’s a natural leader with an outstanding reputation within our team and the wider industry. I’m pleased he’ll be taking Ergo forward through such an exciting time in the industry. 

Richard Cuthbert will continue to chair Ergo’s Advisory Board with Craig Brown, myself and the newly appointed Barbara Elliston.

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