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  • Directors speak to GCU and university students
    Thomas Brady and Michael Gribben speak to Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) as former students about lessons learned and their recent success Alumnus of Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) Thomas Brady and Michael Gribben spoke to the university and its students about xburo and their early careers. The pair shared some insights into what it meant to… Continue reading Directors speak to GCU and university students
  • Designs progress near Edinburgh’s A-listed historic Gogar Castle
    In The News: Architects, Block Nine Architects, are to progress its technical designs for a new high-end contemporary two-storey dwelling near Edinburgh’s A-listed historic Gogar Castle.
  • Scottish Building Standards to come into force
    Proposed changes to Building Standards: xburo briefing available The Scottish Government has published proposed changes to the Scottish Building Standards that will come into force on the 1st of April 2024. With heating and powering buildings currently accounting for 40% of the UK’s total energy usage – a figure that must be significantly reduced to… Continue reading Scottish Building Standards to come into force
  • We are the Best Small UK Consultancy
    Xburo is named Best Small UK Consultancy at the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) xburo has won the Best Small UK Consultancy at the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE). Winner of the Best UK Consultancy, xburo received the coveted accolade at an award ceremony held at the Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge Hotel which… Continue reading We are the Best Small UK Consultancy
  • Ocean Terminal regeneration
    Approval for Ocean Terminal regeneration project unanimous 2024 is off to a flying start with the approval of the regeneration of Ocean Terminal. This week, Edinburgh City Council gave unanimous approval of this major redevelopment of Ocean Terminal at Leith Waterfront.  Plans are to develop a sustainable new neighbourhood on Leith’s waterfront with the provision of… Continue reading Ocean Terminal regeneration
  • xburo celebrates a successful year
    Plans to scale up in 2024 as business strengthens In 2023, we entered our 5th successful year, building on our company’s growth. Our team will have a well- earned rest as the office will close from Friday 22nd to Monday 8th of January in recognition of all their outstanding work, and to say thank you… Continue reading xburo celebrates a successful year
  • NOMINATION FOR BEST UK CONSULTANCY!
    xburo is shortlisted for Building Performance Consultancy of the Year Tomorrow, the xburo team head down to London to attend the CIBSE Building Performance Awards. This event will bring together industry experts to celebrate the best people, projects and companies from the world of engineering and the built environment – and xburo is among the… Continue reading NOMINATION FOR BEST UK CONSULTANCY!
  • XBURO SHORTLISTED FOR BEST UK CONSULTANCY
    xburo shortlisted for the Best UK Consultancy xburo is shortlisted for the Best UK Consultancy at The Association of Consultancy and Engineering Awards (ACE). The team will be heading down to London to attend the coveted awards at a showcase event at the Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge Hotel in January 2024. The event brings… Continue reading XBURO SHORTLISTED FOR BEST UK CONSULTANCY
  • Funding Update
    Scotland’s Public Sector Heat Decarbonisation Fund FUNDING UPDATE: Scotland’s Public Sector Heat Decarbonisation Fund 🟢 Decarbonising the way we heat our buildings has already been established as one of the biggest challenges in meeting the UK’s Net-Zero targets, with the majority of buildings in the public sector still relying on traditional fossil-fuel boilers.  🟢 Scotland’s Public… Continue reading Funding Update
  • xburo golfers swing into action
    Duo golfers supported in their ambitions We are delighted to see our sponsored golfers Megan Docherty and Jayla Kepler continue to go from strength-to-strength in their development.   In the first of many sports partnerships, Megan and Jayla are supported by xburo to pursue their goals.  Megan Docherty, from Bishopbriggs, moved to the United States… Continue reading xburo golfers swing into action
  • xburo goes behind the scenes
    New look unveiled by xburo and the team Not just engineers, our experts in Mechanical, Electrical and Energy engineers rolled the camera recently to capture behind the scenes. We will be unveiling a number of projects that we have worked on as we continue to grow in numbers, locations and in the marketplace. Thank you… Continue reading xburo goes behind the scenes
  • Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)
    ESOS Applications Deadline The compliance date for Energy Savings Compliance Scheme (ESOS) Phase 3 have been extended from December 2023 to June 5, 2024. ESOS may still present a challenge for those who have not yet started their application and now have to include further information including consideration of its net zero journey. Director and… Continue reading Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)
  • Decarbonisation scheme
    Applications for funding open Phase 3c of public sector Applications for funding open today under Phase 3c of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme. The scheme has £230m of grants available to fund heat decarbonisation and energy efficiency measures for public sector bodies.    The application window is open for 10 days or until sufficient applications are… Continue reading Decarbonisation scheme
  • x marks the spot
    xburo rebrands and launches a new look Not just Engineers, we have been working behind the scenes on our new branding, positioning in the marketplace, and a new website to complete our new look.  We have rolled out the cameras to capture behind the scenes – plant rooms and boiler rooms – places that you… Continue reading x marks the spot
  • Nabers Accreditation Achieved
    Anna Brown, Nabers Accreditation Congratulations to our Energy and Sustainability Engineer Anna Brown for successfully achieving Nabers Accreditation.  Nabers assesses the operational energy efficiency of UK offices and will play a vital role in bridging the performance gap between the design and in-use energy performance.    The ratings can be used to demonstrate whether offices are on a net… Continue reading Nabers Accreditation Achieved
  • Pledge to Net Zero
    xburo commit to ‘Pledge to Net Zero’ As the Scottish Government’s Climate Week gets underway and as part of our long-standing commitment to Net Zero, xburo has joined organisations from across the environmental profession in making the Pledge to Net Zero. ‘Pledge to Net Zero’ is the environmental industry’s global commitment, requiring science-based targets from… Continue reading Pledge to Net Zero
  • New Engineering Apprentice Welcomed
    New Engineering Apprentice Welcomed A love of maths and problem solving led Josh to apply for our apprenticeship position which we have opened up to bring more talent into the industry and our business. Josh McIvor is our recently appointed apprentice engineer who is joining us from high school on his journey to become an… Continue reading New Engineering Apprentice Welcomed
  • New Appointments for xburo
    New Appointments for xburo Three new appointments take their posts as strategic growth and delivery continue for the mechanical, electrical and engineering company, xburo.   Following on from the announcement of our appointment of energy and sustainability expert, Sarah Peterson, to head up our Edinburgh office, we are delighted to have made a number of other appointments… Continue reading New Appointments for xburo
  • xburo celebrates International Women in Engineering Day
    xburo celebrates International Women in Engineering Day Our Director Sarah Peterson will be marking International Women in Engineering Day by leading a discussion with CIBSE Scotland. As the Chair of ACE Scotland, Sarah’s talk will lead on notable women engineers from history at the Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh. Sarah heads up our Edinburgh Office, driving energy and… Continue reading xburo celebrates International Women in Engineering Day
  • Sponsored Female Amateur Golfer lifts Bronze Place at National Tournament
    Sponsored Female Amateur Golfer lifts Bronze Place at National Tournament Our sponsored amateur golfer, Megan Docherty,  recently competed at the Scottish Women’s Amateur Championship held at Ladybank. After what Megan described as a ‘disappointing first round’, Megan powered back with a fabulous 73 over on a very tricky golf course to secure a final match… Continue reading Sponsored Female Amateur Golfer lifts Bronze Place at National Tournament
  • xburo support Engineering student at Annual Celebration
    xburo support Engineering student at Annual Celebration xburo attended the Annual Celebration of The School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU). Known the University of the Common Good, xburo sponsored the best level 3 student Craig Minto. The BEng (Hons) Electrical Engineering recipient was one of a number of students… Continue reading xburo support Engineering student at Annual Celebration
  • xburo makes key energy and sustainability appointment
    xburo makes key energy and sustainability appointment xburo has made a key appointment, welcoming Sarah Peterson to head up our Edinburgh office and to strategically drive energy and sustainability services across our Scottish and UK operations. The former Director of Energy and Sustainability at Harley Haddow has joined xburo as a Director to drive forward… Continue reading xburo makes key energy and sustainability appointment
  • Welcome to the team Maxmore
    Welcome to the team Maxmore Strengthening the xburo team, we are delighted with the recent appointment of Mechanical Engineer, Maxmore Karumamupiyo. Max is our latest recruit as we continue to scale and invest in our team and growth following a surge in business and demand. He brings more than 20 years’ experience in Heating, Ventilation and… Continue reading Welcome to the team Maxmore
  • Welcome to the Team Kehinde
    Welcome to the Team Kehinde Welcome to the team Kenny A. Olasupo! Kehinde is our latest recruit and will be looking after all bookkeeping as we continue to grow and expand strategically. Describing herself as ‘zealous, intelligent, with a dynamic personality’, we are delighted to have her on board to lead all finance activities for xburo be that invoicing or projections. She said:… Continue reading Welcome to the Team Kehinde
  • Winning on and off the field!
    Winning on and off the field! February started with a flurry of activity on and off the field.  Witnessing Scotland retain the Calcutta Cup as they were victorious at Rugby HQ against England in the opening of the Six Nations, together with our clients, not only was it a monstrous win for Scotland but it also put a spring in… Continue reading Winning on and off the field!
  • xburo tee up amateur golfer as it expands sports sponsorship opportunities
    xburo tee up amateur golfer as it expands sports sponsorship opportunities A school pupil from Greenock has lined up a sports sponsorship with a leading mechanical and electrical engineering consultancy to follow her ambition to pursue golf professionally.  Jayla Kepler, a pupil at Clydeview Academy, is teeing up with xburo on a three-year sponsorship deal.… Continue reading xburo tee up amateur golfer as it expands sports sponsorship opportunities
  • We are looking to hire a bookkeeper (3days per week!)
    We are looking to hire a bookkeeper (3days per week!) We are Hiring! We are looking for a Bookkeeper 3 days per week! Could it be you or do you know someone who would like to work with a great team! The key roles and responsibilities are; ✅ Liaison with Accountants i.e. preparation of working papers… Continue reading We are looking to hire a bookkeeper (3days per week!)
  • We are Hiring!
    We are Hiring! xburo is recruiting for Mechanical Engineers and Senior Mechanical Engineers following a surge in business growth. Experts in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, xburo is a fast-growing company with an unrivalled level of professionalism and expertise, perfect for individuals looking to develop and apply their technical ability at an engineer level or to… Continue reading We are Hiring!
  • “My focus is on the game and being sponsored allows me to do this,” says amateur golfer Megan Docherty  
    “My focus is on the game and being sponsored allows me to do this,” says amateur golfer Megan Docherty We caught up with Megan Docherty – our first amateur female golfer to be sponsored by xburo – as 2022 drew to a close as we look ahead to 2023. And what a year the 19-year-old… Continue reading “My focus is on the game and being sponsored allows me to do this,” says amateur golfer Megan Docherty  
  • xburo become NEC 4 Supervisors
    xburo become NEC 4 Supervisors This week, Thomas Brady, Gregor Pattison and Alistair Walker received confirmation of successfully completing the NEC 4 supervisor training programme. This was undertaken via the NEC to enhance and develop their skills while keeping up-to-date with any changes to ensure the xburo team continue to deliver the experience and expertise… Continue reading xburo become NEC 4 Supervisors
  • MEPH Opportunities in Shopping Centres by Director Michael Gribben
    MEPH Opportunities in Shopping Centres by Director Michael Gribben xburo do a lot more than design; with an unparalleled commercial awareness of Mechanical Electrical and Public Health (MEPH) matters which protects funds, developers and organisations that work in the commercial real estate sector. At xburo, we have completed numerous retail centre projects in the last… Continue reading MEPH Opportunities in Shopping Centres by Director Michael Gribben
  • Swinging into XBuro Golf Day 2022!
    Swinging into XBuro Golf Day 2022! The final Cut has arrived from our Xburo Golf Day 2022! This is one blockbuster that you don’t want to miss starring Michael Gribben, Thomas Brady, amateur golf star Megan Docherty, as well as a host of other big names in the world of commercial real estate and projects.… Continue reading Swinging into XBuro Golf Day 2022!
  • Alistair Walker
    Alistair Walker Senior Mechanical Engineer Alistair Walker joins xburo following our recent appointment of Kieran McFadden. We are delighted Alistair has joined our growing team, welcoming him with our obligatory photoshoot at our city centre office in Glasgow.    Alistair is part of our recent recruitment drive to grow the team as part of xburo’s expansion.  Experienced in the design… Continue reading Alistair Walker
  • XBuro signs Kieran McFadden!
    XBuro signs Kieran McFadden! As part of our recent announcements at xburo and our rapid growth, we are thrilled to welcome Kieran McFadden to our growing team of professionals. Kieran has worked under the direction of our Director Tom Brady in a previous role and this summer’s signing is a great scoop for xburo. Kieran… Continue reading XBuro signs Kieran McFadden!
  • XBuro engineers gain WiredScore and SmartScore certification
    The team has recently expanded its offering with new WiredScore and SmartScore certification. WiredScore certification empowers landlords to understand, improve, benchmark and promote their building’s digital infrastructure. Whereas SmartScore gives guidance around what smart means to commercial buildings, and how it can be implemented.
  • Summer intern joins XBuro
    Summer intern joins XBuro We are delighted to welcome Aedan over the summer to the XBuro team. Aedan is joining us for work experience to see what the world of engineering is like, what happens at HQ, and to get some hands-on experience. During the summer holidays, Aedan will become part of our team and… Continue reading Summer intern joins XBuro
  • XBuro sponsored amateur golfer takes on Europe
    XBuro sponsored amateur golfer takes on Europe Congratulations to our talented golfer Megan Docherty on being successfully chosen as part of a Scottish Golf select team to play at the Dutch OK Junior Open. Starting today, Megan will be joining an international field of players from countries around the Europe including Holland, Germany, Spain, Turkey,… Continue reading XBuro sponsored amateur golfer takes on Europe
  • Teeing up with Scottish Amateur Golfer!
    Teeing up with Scottish Amateur Golfer! Delighted to announce that we are supporting aspiring amateur golfer, Megan Docherty, in a new three-year sponsorship deal.   Megan is the first sponsorship for XBuro UK in what we hope will be the first of many partnerships with talented sportspeople as we look to invest in up-and-coming sporting talent. … Continue reading Teeing up with Scottish Amateur Golfer!
  • XBuro join as Living Wage Employers
    XBuro join as Living Wage Employers XBuro is proud to announce we are now Living Wage Accredited Employers.  This means we support the ethos that “A hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.” Our accreditation as a living wage employer further aligns with our values and our vision at XBuro as responsible employers committed to… Continue reading XBuro join as Living Wage Employers
  • XBuro Launches London Office Amid Lockdown Boom
    XBuro Launches London Office Amid Lockdown Boom Engineering consultants trusted to deliver 55 projects worth a value of more than £100 million since March Scottish mechanical and electrical engineering consultants XBuro has announced a significant expansion into the south of England – including the launch of a new London office and a recruitment drive ­–… Continue reading XBuro Launches London Office Amid Lockdown Boom
  • How It All Began
    How It All Began Xburo UK was established in November 2018 with a strong focus on delivering commercially focussed and experienced Mechanical, Electrical & Public Health Engineering(MEPH) advice and solutions.  Established by Thomas Brady & Michael Gribben, who are both Chartered Engineers & CIBSE Corporate Members. Thomas & Michael originally met while working on significant… Continue reading How It All Began
  • Managing Building Services In Unprecedented Times
    Managing Building Services In Unprecedented Times In these unprecedented times the Westminster and Holyrood response measures to combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus has resulted in a number of buildings now being unoccupied and, in some cases, mothballed for an indefinite period of time.  During these periods it is crucial for building owners to… Continue reading Managing Building Services In Unprecedented Times