Heriot’s Rugby Club sponsor Harley Haddow this year celebrates its 70th anniversary, while Civil and Structural Director Richard Dunn has reached his own milestone of 39 years with the engineering firm.
Like many other businesses, home became a place of work for Richard and the rest of Harley Haddow in March.
‘‘Fortunately, we were ready for it. We turned around from working 100% in the office to everyone working from home. It has been a very busy period for us since then and our staff have stepped up and managed the change in circumstances excellently,” he said.
Relieved to see the construction sector starting up again as restrictions eased, Richard believes it could take many months for businesses in the construction industry to return pre COVID levels.
Harley Haddow are a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy and have around 100 staff across offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London.
Started by Civil Engineer Thomas Harley-Haddow in 1950, the business works on projects across the whole of the UK.
Current local projects that Harley Haddow are involved in include the prestigious residential developments for CALA Homes and City and Country at Donaldson’s School in the West End and the exciting Johnnie Walker Experience in the Frasers building on Princes Street.
‘‘We are Consulting Engineers across all disciplines and we cover everything to do with engineering on construction projects from inception to completion,’’ Richard said.
“Having our company sponsor Heriot’s Rugby Club, with my connections to the School, is gratifying.”
A member of the Heriot’s FP Golf Club, Richard can sometimes be found enjoying match day lunches at Goldenacre, most recently with twenty classmates from George Heriot’s School graduating year of 1976.
He has been a member of the golf club for about 15 years. The club has good connections with the Heriot’s Rugby Club as many former players join after hanging up their boots.
‘‘I like to get down to the Goldenacre at least three or four times a year. I have many life-long friends through Heriot’s,’’ Richard said.