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Leadership change at Steven Hunt Associates marks an exciting new era of growth and innovation

Steven Hunt Associates, a trusted leader in mechanical and electrical engineering for almost 35 years, has announced a leadership change as part of an ambitious vision for continued growth and innovation.

Steve Hunt, the driving force behind the company’s success since he founded it in 1989, has transitioned from the role of managing director to assume the position of CEO. Taking over the reins as the new managing director is Neil Baines, who has been at the firm for almost 25 years.

Supported by the highly respected board of directors Dave Kelly, Anne King and Dominic Sibbring, this decision comes as part of a strategic succession process, ensuring a seamless handover and business as usual.

Among his priorities, Neil will put extra emphasis on broadening the company’s growing client portfolio as well as continuing to develop the firm’s employee brand, attracting, developing and nurturing the very best of the best.

Setting out his vision, Neil Baines, managing director, Steven Hunt Associates, said:

“As we approach our 35th anniversary, Steven Hunt Associates has an incredible legacy in the mechanical and electrical engineering sector that I intend to build upon. Having been at the company since 1999, I am looking forward to leading the business with my fellow directors into an exciting new era while ensuring standards remain high as our clients have come to expect over the years. As a team, we pledge to take the business to the next level and I am proud to drive this future growth.

Steve Hunt, CEO, said:

“Having founded the company in 1989 at the age of 24, it has been my absolute pleasure to have overseen year on year growth within the industry, with the business now firmly an established trusted industry-leader. Our success is in part due to our consistent pursuit of excellence and commitment to meeting our clients’ needs.

“The company is in very good hands. Neil is a strong leader with real strategic vision, and alongside the board of directors, I am excited to see where they take the company next. Of course, I will be on hand in my new role as CEO to offer support and guidance where needed.”

From large multi-million pound developments to small-scale projects and everything in-between, Steven Hunt Associates boasts a strong client portfolio across the public and private sectors, including healthcare, residential, education, commercial, care and extra care, social housing, hotels and industrial.