Consultant creates new firm, Capita Glamorgan Consultancy, in region

Consultant Capita Symonds has formed a £75m joint venture with three Welsh councils to deliver construction and engineering projects in South Wales.

The firm has formed a new company, Capita Glamorgan Consultancy, with Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Councils.

The 15-year partnership will replace Glamorgan Engineering Consultancy (GEC), the existing joint venture owned by the three authorities and will work on “major highways, transportation, engineering, construction, environmental and related projects”, it said.

Cllr Tony Rogers, Merthyr; Graham Cogswell, Capita Symonds; Cllr Paul Cannon, RCT; Cllr Colin Teesdale, Bridgen

The 70 staff employed by GEC will be transferred to the new company.

Ian Germain, director of the new consultancy, said: “The new company not only protects our long-term future but also presents us with an exciting opportunity for development and growth.

“This area of Wales has a long and proud history of being at the forefront of industries such as engineering and our unrivalled technical expertise will enable us to expand the business while also creating significant job opportunities for the local community.”