Engineering firm JMS to open new office in Derby

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JMS, the national group of consulting engineers, is opening a new Derby office this January.

With a growing customer-base in and around Derby, the building and infrastructure specialists will play a key role in many of the upcoming civil and structural developments in the area.

JMS Managing Director, Daniel Staines, says: “We are delighted to set up shop in Derby. It has a great reputation for high-tech innovation, and it is also a beautiful place to live, with a great mix of urban infrastructure and amazing countryside on your doorstep.”

The Derby office is the latest expansion for the company, which already has regional offices dotted throughout the UK and overseas.

As well as making their mark on the local skyline, they also have their sights set on becoming one of the best employers in the area, with their “generous” approach to working hours and staff welfare.

Daniel says: “The engineering industry has a reputation for tight deadlines and long working hours. People burn out. I wanted to move away from this culture, and find a way to ensure my staff could enjoy a more positive work life balance. Needless to say, when I suggested the idea of a nine-day fortnight, my team were very happy to give it a go. After a year, we have discovered that our productivity levels are actually now much higher. People work hard when they are here and appreciate what we are doing for them.”