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Hewson tops list of SMEs at NCE100 awards

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Hewson Consulting Engineers has been crowned the 2019 NCE100 Trending20 Champion.

Following on from last year’s winners, FJD Consulting, Hewson won the award after achieving the highest scores from panel of judges which reviewed its written submission and witnessed its in-person presentations.

The Trending20 list recognises small and medium enterprises with fewer than 200 staff. Guildford-based Hewson works in bridges, rail, road, temporary works, buildings, marine, geotechnical and utilities.

Over the range of categories Hewson achieved impressive scores and won over the judges with the breadth of its work and initiative.

One project which caught the judges’ eyes was its work on Indonesia’s first mass rapid transport system, MTR Jakarta, which opening at the beginning of April.

Hewson was structural designer for package CP103, for contractor Obayashi-Shimizu-Jaya Konstruksi JV. Its work included detailed design of 4.7km of complex railway viaduct and four elevated stations.

But it was the design constraints that the team had to work around which impressed the Trending20 judging team. These included stringent seismic requirements based on a site-specific assessment, and foundation designs to accommodate highly variable soft soil strata.

In addition, Hewson actively supports the University of Surrey scholarship scheme, and recruits a significant proportion of its graduates from the programme. Ninety per cent of the students the firm has sponsored and have joined as graduate engineers.

All Trending20 companies will help shape New Civil Engineer’s SME profiles and other articles in 2019 and 2020.


  • Ardent Consulting Engineers
  • Arch Henderson
  • Bryden Wood
  • Cass Hayward
  • Civic Engineers
  • Clarkebond
  • Design ID Consulting
  • Design2e
  • engineeria
  • HBL Associates
  • Hewson Consulting
  • Engineers
  • JNP Group Consulting
  • Engineers
  • JPP
  • One Creative Environments
  • Plandescil
  • Red7Marine
  • Rendel
  • Scott Hughes Design
  • Senceive
  • Whitby Wood

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