International management and construction consultancy, Gleeds, have had their new operation in the Republic of Singapore given the seal of approval by His Excellency Antony Phillipson, the British High Commissioner, at a recent dinner held at Eden Hall, his official residence. Guests at the Gleeds hosted event included representatives from Rolls-Royce, Deutsche Bank, RICS and the British Chamber of Commerce as well as the Fairmont Raffles Hotel and Chevron Singapore.

Although the UK firm has been operational in Asia since 1994, the dinner marked the launch of a dedicated office in Singapore and is an important development for Gleeds. Initially, the firm will offer cost and contract management; project controls, cost engineering and project advisory services with the aim of extending this over time to encompass their full activity portfolio.

Speaking at the event, High Commissioner Antony Phillipson said; “I am delighted to welcome Gleeds to Singapore; the hub of the Asia Pacific region for an increasing number of British companies. This thriving metropolis offers a dynamic busines environment and it is encouraging to see prominent companies with impressive client relationships such as Gleeds, recognising the enormous potential here. This is a fascinating time to be in Singapore, it is an area that sits at the heart of a region that is driving the global economic recovery”

The Gleeds operation will be headed up by Terence Goh who brings with him over 20 years’ experience of the local construction and property market, whilst Gleeds’ expertise in the process and power sector as well the petrochemical, industrial and manufacturing arenas’ will serve to further strengthen their position in the region. 

Commenting on the evening, Richard Steer, Chairman of Gleeds Worldwide said; “We are delighted to have been personally welcomed to Singapore by the High Commissioner. We see this new venture as a vital part of the development of our global footprint, particularly in the Asia Pacific markets where Singapore will now join our expanding operations in Hong Kong, China, India, Sri Lanka and Australia”.  March 2013

 

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