Promotion Announcement – Wyn Turnbull to Global Technical Director

We are thrilled to announce Wyn Turnbull’s well-deserved promotion.

We are thrilled to announce Wyn Turnbull’s promotion to Global Technical Director. Over the past six years, Wyn has been instrumental in enhancing our Technical Authority, significantly improving quality and efficiency through knowledge sharing mechanisms, technical research, documentation, technical tools, and standardisation of the Black & White product.

The Technical Authority, under Wyn’s leadership, has adeptly managed our business’s technical challenges, providing a robust platform to elevate our capabilities. Maintaining our high standards of technical expertise enables Black & White to continue to meet our clients’ needs and support our growth.

Congratulations, Wyn, on this well-deserved promotion!

Promotion of Steven Horn to Managing Director – Europe

We are delighted to announce this well-deserved promotion

We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Steven Horn to Managing Director – Europe.

Steven founded our UK/European business in 2014, and through his unique hands-on leadership style, he has achieved incredible success. Under his guidance, our business has grown to include a network of seven offices/entities in the UK and Europe, becoming a significant player in the region.

Steven initially joined Black & White in the UAE in 2008. His dedication and vision have been instrumental in driving our UK and European expansion, building a team of talented professionals, and establishing strong client relationships.

We all look forward to furthering our European expansion with Steven at the helm, as we aim to serve our clients across a wider geography through a blend of organic growth and strategic acquisitions. His commitment to excellence and innovation will undoubtedly lead us to new heights.

Please join us in congratulating Steven on his well-deserved promotion and we wish him continued success in his new role!

Celebrating Success for Omran Alawadhi

Triumph at the Emirates Junior Powerlifting Championships

We are thrilled to share a remarkable achievement from one of our own graduates, Omran Alawadhi, who recently clinched his first gold medal at the Emirates Junior Powerlifting Championships 2024 and shattered a national record in the process. This incredible feat not only highlights his dedication and perseverance but also serves as a source of inspiration for us all.

In his own words, he reflected on the journey that led him to this momentous achievement: “Out of the many times I competed, I ended up last place more than once. It was crushing, it would’ve been very easy to just stop, find something else because this is clearly not working out, right? Wrong! I decided to not be satisfied with mediocrity, and push through that mental block that absolutely loves the comfort zone. The comfort zone is just another name for the graveyard of dreams and aspirations, and it was too early for me to visit that cemetery. It’s disgraceful for the soul to give up when the body is still going strong.”

His words resonate deeply with the essence of resilience and determination. Despite facing setbacks and challenges along the way, he refused to succumb to mediocrity and instead chose to push beyond his limits, ultimately emerging victorious.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Omran on this remarkable achievement. His triumph not only brings honour to himself but also fills us with immense pride as members of the Black & White family.

His journey reminds us that success is not always immediate, and setbacks are simply stepping stones on the path to greatness.

Congratulations once again to Omran on his outstanding achievement. Here’s to continued success and countless more victories in the future!

 

Shortlisted for Multiple Prestigious Awards in 2024

We are proud to be recognised for our dedication to excellence and innovation.

We are proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for several prestigious awards, highlighting our commitment to excellence and innovation in the MEP design industry.

Firstly, we are thrilled to be a finalist at the 2024 Electrical Review & Data Centre Review Excellence Awards, where we have been shortlisted for two categories – Data Centre Consultancy of the Year and Training Provider of the Year. These nominations reflect our dedication to providing top-notch services and training programs, showcasing the talent and expertise of our team.

Additionally, we are excited to share that we have been shortlisted for the G4C Commitment to Employee and Training Development Award. This nomination recognises our efforts in fostering a culture of continuous learning and growth for all our team members. At Black & White, we believe in investing in our people, and this nomination is a testament to the success of our strategies in supporting the professional journey of every employee.

Furthermore, we are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for the People and Culture award at this year’s Constructing Excellence in the Northeast. This nomination highlights our ongoing commitment to developing a vibrant, inclusive, and empowering workplace culture. Our people are our greatest asset, and it’s their hard work, creativity, and dedication that drive our success.

Lastly, we are excited to share that we have been shortlisted for the Construction News Construction Consultancy of the Year Award 2024. This recognition underscores our team’s hard work, talent, and commitment to excellence in the construction industry.

We thank our incredible team for their exceptional contributions and look forward to celebrating our collective achievements and continuing to push boundaries, deliver value, and serve our clients and communities.

Stay tuned for more updates as we approach the awards ceremonies in May and June!

 

We are thrilled to announce that we have welcomed our 500th team member!

Each new addition to our team brings unique talents and perspectives, enriching our workplace culture.

We are thrilled to announce that we have welcomed our 500th team member to the Black & White family!

We’re proud to have such a diverse and dedicated team, and we look forward to achieving new milestones together.

Join us in welcoming our newest team member, Abhishek Kumar, Revit/Cad Technician in our New Delhi team, and celebrating this incredible achievement!

 

Black & White Engineering expands to Paris: A new chapter unfolds

The recent expansion signifies a major step forward in the Data Centre industry.

Black & White Engineering’s recent expansion to Paris signifies a major step forward in the Data Centre industry. This move showcases our dedication to strategic growth and delivering excellence. Established officially in September 2020, the Paris office is now firmly entrenched in the Western European market, focusing on business development in France and French-speaking regions while supporting new regional projects.

Opportunities

Black & White Engineering SAS, our Paris stronghold, strategically positions itself within the business landscape of the French capital. Stemming from our UK presence, this expansion has led to six Data Centre projects in the Paris region and nurtured partnerships with local engineering companies in France.

Broadening partnerships and reinforcing existing relationships are pivotal for our agility and design reputation. This initiative opens doors for engaging new clients seeking innovative Data Centre solutions. Our commitment to international development underscores our alignment with local culture and regulations, allowing us to tap into the rapidly increasing local market.

Team and Operations

Combining local insights with global expertise, Black & White Paris focuses on daily operational support, business development, networking, and service delivery. Participation in industry events and networking engagements amplifies our presence. Meanwhile, legal processes and local service contracts streamline our operations.

Future plans involve recruiting a Project Manager/Project Director to bolster operations and support the UK team. Leveraging local partnerships remains crucial in delivering tailored engineering solutions meeting market needs.

Future Plans

With support from leadership and global teams, the Paris office has achieved significant milestones. Plans include securing a strategic co-working space and recruiting project management and MEP Engineer roles by 2024. Our presence in France also paves the way for potential expansion into other European countries and Africa.

Black & White’s expansion into Paris highlights our strategic planning and commitment to client success. This milestone marks the beginning of our journey to expand, achieve project management independence in France, discover new clients, and explore the vibrant French and European markets.

Our Frankfurt office is now officially open!

Our new office in Frankfurt is the result of our continued expansion and future growth strategies within Germany and the rest of Europe.

We extend our gratitude to our clients, partners, and colleagues, as we announce the opening of our new Black & White office in the West End area of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. 

The data centre markets in both Frankfurt and Berlin have seen significant growth for Black & White in the past few years, and our data centre business continues to go from strength to strength in the region. To enable us to continue supporting our clients and partners in Germany even more effectively, our new office in Frankfurt will assist in our continued expansion and future growth strategies. 

Steven Horn, Director, UK/Europe, stated: 

“Thanks to the continued support of our clients, partners, and Black & White one global team, the data centre sector in Germany continues to be one of our largest markets so strategically, it made perfect sense for us to open our first office in Germany in Frankfurt. The aim is to continue to grow the Black & White business in country and further enhance our offering and service to our clients and partners.” 

Charlie Bater, Director, Data Centres, added: 

“With Germany soon becoming the first European country with two major data centre regions, Frankfurt and Berlin continue to be key markets for Black & White with projects under construction and on Black & White’s drawing board approaching a total planned capacity of 1GWIT. Our clients and partners have been instrumental in this success over the last few years and our new office location in Frankfurt enables us to be closer to them, the projects we’re delivering and allows us to continue to support the large demand for data centre capacity in Germany.” 

As we expand our global presence, this strategic move underscores our commitment to delivering innovative engineering solutions and advancing meaningful collaborations in the heart of Europe. We look forward to forging new partnerships and contributing to the region’s built environment.