Does Gender Matter In Planning?

Planning policy has tended to ignore the fact that women and men use public space differently and have different concerns about how it meets their needs. In April 2007 the Gender Equality Duty came into force, requiring public authorities to promote gender equality and remove gender discrimination. The Duty implies that a more explicit consideration

International Women in Engineering Day 2017 – WORKSHOP

As Associate Director of Mattinson Partnership, one of the UK’s leading recruiters for environmental engineering, I want to do more to support the careers of women in our sector. In partnership with the Women’s Engineering Society, I’m using my recruitment expertise and passion for the Environment and Engineering sectors to help support and inspire women

Where in the world is that?!

Every couple of months I sit down to write an industry related blog, usually based on the impact of Brexit on the construction industry or something specific to the areas that I recruit in, like the CDM regulation changes. However, this sunny Friday morning I have decided create something far more engaging (and much easier

Post-Election Analysis: Planning & Architecture Shakeup?

As surprising as Theresa May’s call for a snap general election just over 6 weeks ago was, I know I’m not alone in being even more shocked at the result from last week. However, with a Hung Parliament meaning a weakened Conservative party leading the country for the foreseeable future, what does this mean for

Top 5 Skyscrapers that will change London’s Skyline by 2020

Being based in Southwark, we’re pretty lucky at the MP office to be so close to the heart of one of the most architecturally active cities in the world. We have already seen some amazing feats of design come to play in this historic metropolis. More recently, from the likes of The Shard and its

You’re a Quizard Harry!

Since joining Mattinson Partnership in March, it has come to light that I am a “regular pub quizzer”. For the last 8 months I have been to my local pub quiz every Tuesday night. Although my team and I aren’t the sharpest crayons in the pot, we do still try our hardest! Well this week

Engineering – A Forgotten Career?

The shortage of graduate engineers from the UK is one of the major concerns in the industry. And it certainly isn’t a new one. In 2015, the Royal Academy of Engineering stated that the UK needs 1 million extra engineers and technicians. But why is it that this industry is so understaffed? First of all,

View on the Market – Decommissioning

Gavin joined the Glasgow office of the Mattinson Partnership in October 2012. He now has almost 4 years’ experience recruiting environmental, engineering and planning specialists across Scotland, the North of England and Ireland. Prior to joining Mattinson Partnership, Gavin built up 8 years’ experience in an engineering consultancy environment providing specialist transport advice to local

Location, Location, Location!

Starting her consultancy career on the London 2012 Olympic Park, Ruth implemented the construction environmental management plan and acted as the Enabling Works CEEQUAL assessor. From the Olympic Park, she went to work on the Crossrail project acting as the Environmental advisor during the design of Whitechapel Station. Ruth also undertook an EIA coordination role

Autonomous Vehicles, how will they keep us driving forward?

Luke joins Mattinson Partnership as the head of the Smarter Travel team. After graduating from the University of Bedfordshire Luke went on to work for Sustrans and Surrey County Council focusing on businesses, community groups and Education sector. Whilst at Surrey County Council he was Project Manager for the School Travel Plan portfolio coordinating with