As another UK engineering consultant gets swallowed up by a ‘global professional services’ company (WSP by Genivar), I am sure that many engineers are thinking, Is this the future?

Personally I hope not … A quick bit of research on the Genivar website indicates that they are a stock market listed company who, sadly, think that the only worthwhile news to report in the last two years is their acquisition trail (which is relentless) and their financial prowess. When does an engineering design company cease to recognise what is news and what their employees do and what their clients/society want?