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 we are giving them a few extra days holidays.  Tom and Michael however, will still be available.  As we reflect on the year past and celebrate our achievements, looking back, it wasn’t just engineering:

Here’s just some of what we got up to:

Director Sarah Peterson joined to head up our sustainability-arm and Edinburgh office and to strategically drive energy and sustainability for clients on the journey to net zero;

Scaled up as we continued to win new business and service clients with our expanding and developing team – welcoming new team members Jack, Kehinde, Maxmore, Liam, Josh and Joe – with some new recruits starting in 2024;

We grew our business to deliver £500million plus+ in transactional and construction values – scaling up our offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London;

Supported @Glasgow Caledonian University at the annual Celebration of The School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment with sponsorship of the best level 3 student Craig Minto. This was xburo’s first move into university sponsorship and it was great to be a part of this as we look forward to continuing this partnership and sponsorship of our next student;

Expanded our sponsored programme by adding amateur golfer and Clydeview Academy pupil Jayla Kepler to our pool of talented sportspeople. Jayla joined Megan Docherty, who was our first sponsored golfer with a three-year deal. Megan continued to excel in America, relocating to Rollins College in Florida.  We also supported community youth football.

On the home front, we witnessed Scotland retain the Calcutta Cup with a victorious win at Rugby HQ against England in the Six Nations;

Rebranded xburo with a new look and refreshed website to highlight our project work – thanks to the talents of our designers and marketeers;

Held our annual golf event – an event like no other – at Turnberry, producing a sequel blockbuster on the back of a wonderful day of golf.  Making the final cut were Kenny Campbell and his socks, Mat Beckett, who played like a bandit and Chris Richardson, our first place winners. Nearest the pin and not too camera shy was Kenneth Wright, longest drive went to Kenny Campbell and unfortunately it wasn’t Stephen Rudd’s day, but there is always next year.  

Antony got married and babies were made, Ian naming his son after his favourite boss – Thomas Brady;

We have some massive refurbishment projects starting in the New Year – at Coulport, we will be undertaking sustainable infrastructure and general refurbishment works as well as a massive win for NHS in the centre of Scotland.  

Finally, we finished off the year with not just one but two nominations ahead of 2024.

xburo was shortlisted for best small UK Consultancy at The Association of Consultancy and Engineering Awards (ACE);

Nominated for the Best UK Consultancy of the Year at the CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2024.

Our year was so busy that our five year drinks will now be our 5 and a half year drinks in Spring. As we enter our 6th year of xburo, we look back on our achievements, our lessons learned and our ambitions.  

In 2024 we will continue to scale up to deliver our expertise. Thanks to everyone who has been on the journey with us and to those who have worked with us, past and present, and to our clients who rely on our expertise to deliver their projects.  

To all our clients, friends and followers, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.


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