Following its concerted efforts to better cater to the region’s growing demand for specialised consultancy services by diversifying its services portfolio and expanding its geographic footprint, AESG, has posted growth figures of over 150% for 2018. With a strong project pipeline that itself increased by over 90% in the last 12 months, the company expects to build on this momentum through 2019 and has recently undertaken a strategic expansion to better align its divisions and services with the needs of the market.
“By expanding our portfolio, both in terms of geographies and market sectors, we have successfully gained traction in a number of new markets and verticals. This has resulted in new and strong partnerships with key clients which provides us with a robust and stable platform for growth even in the current challenging economic climate,” said Saeed Al Abbar, Managing Director at AESG.
“In fact, financial pressures are driving Clients to become ever more focussed on maximising value on their projects. This in turn drives demand for Consultants that can offer more tailored, strategic and higher value advice. For AESG, which is committed to working closely with clients, understanding their needs and introducing innovative ideas and approaches based on these requirements, this presents a significant opportunity for further growth in the year ahead,” he added.
Through 2018, AESG invested heavily in increasing its workforce by 167%, establishing new offices in Saudi Arabia, employing senior directors in the United Kingdom, and doubling the office space at its headquarters in Dubai. Along with this, the company has realigned its business units to better align with the needs of their Clients with verticals in Building Engineering & Design, Land Development & Infrastructure, Industry & Oil and Gas, Strategy & Advisory and Commissioning & Innovation. Together, these investments and approaches will enhance the company’s ability to deliver more compelling and holistic offerings to clients, ideally positioning AESG to rapidly address and capitalize on new market demands.
Offering an example of how the company continues to offer new services based on client needs, Mr. Al Abbar said, “Recognizing the global trend towards health and wellbeing, we have built expertise in designing healthy workplaces and have carried out a number of WELL certified projects. In addition to this we see the need for the building industry to move towards net zero developments and we are already working with Clients in this space off the back of some research we developed around net zero buildings” In recent months, the company has also expanded its offerings in building simulation, notably in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling, parametric design techniques and the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) for data and asset management.
In recognition of these achievements, AESG has received a number of industry accolades through 2018 which include winning the Commissioning Company of the Year at the Climate Control Awards and the Sustainable Consultancy of the Year at the Middle East Consultant Awards; being shortlisted for Building Performance Consultancy of the Year at the CIBSE Building Performance Awards; as well as top honours for Mr. Al Abbar who was recognized as the ‘Sustainability Leader of the Year’ at the Abu Dhabi Sustainable Business Leadership Awards and the ‘Executive of the Year’ at the Big Project Middle East Awards.