Who We Are

Who We Are

We’re run by people for people

“Curtins has a rich heritage that spans more than 60 years and I feel immense pride in having been a member of the team for over four decades, starting as a technician at 17 and becoming Chief Executive in 2004.

Since Bill Curtin set up the business in 1960, we have grown from a small consultancy based in his house in Liverpool to having 14 offices across the UK and Ireland. But we remain very much one team, knowing that by working together we deliver better results.

We take pride in delivering the very best through partnerships with clients and other like-minded professionals. I am proud of the calibre of our technical capability demonstrated through our team’s commitment to practical innovation.

I believe the fact that we are employee-owned defines us: we’re run by people for people and we care about doing things right. We are building a better future for everyone and our solutions are a perpetual part of the built environment across the UK, Ireland and beyond.”

Rob Melling Chief Executive

Who We Are

It all started with Bill Curtin, who founded W. G. Curtin & Partners in 1960 from the back bedroom of his home in Aigburth, Liverpool.

Our History

Our Vision & Mission

To be the UK’s most sought-after consultancy for building better futures and bringing lasting good to the people and communities we serve.

By investing in our people, skills and technology, we provide best in class consultancy expertise and technical capability to deliver expert solutions that enrich the lives of the people and the communities we serve.

The Purpose We Live By

Together, we deliver solutions that enrich the communities we serve. As we are proudly independent and always will be, our people are empowered to do the right thing and help each other become the best version of themselves. We do this because the world we all live in and the legacy we leave matters.

Meet Our Board

We’re 100% employee-owned which means we choose the work that aligns with our company values and collaborate on ambitious projects which elevate us to the heights to which we hold ourselves. 

Our Board of Directors of Curtins is comprised of fourteen members, all of whom have exceptional levels of expertise in their fields.

Meet Our Board

Environmental / Social / Governance

At Curtins we take pride in fulfilling our obligations to be a good corporate citizen, not just for our people, but the wider society. We recognise that in our industry we have a critical role, and opportunity, in making a positive impact for the clients and communities in which we work, and by making informed choices and conscious designs, we strive towards achieving this goal.

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We are committed to operating in an efficient and environmentally sensitive manner, both in the work we do and how we do it.

We continually develop and improve our ISO14001 accredited policy and systems through action plans and real time management of data.

Equally, when it comes to providing engineering services for our clients, we’re just as keen to promote low carbon solutions. We will help our clients to consider the carbon impact of concept design solutions using our bespoke Carbon Toolkit and Carbon Database, so that they can make an informed and sustainable design decisions. 

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Commercial organisations such as ours have a responsibility to support and promote community engagement, and we fully embrace this. We engage with our local communities, collaborate with others and work with schools and universities to enrich the world around us and leave a lasting legacy.

We actively engage and encourage our staff to make a difference through an in-house Charity initiative; Curtins Care. It’s our aim, acting as a frontline ambassador within the engineering sector, to focus on those less fortunate and to build bridges between cultures and communities, creating a better environment for all.

As a company, we select a charity of the year to partner with. Through this we have supported over 35 charities to date and raised more than £95,000 since 2018 for our charity partners.


Our founder believed in creating opportunities for everyone and his belief resonates with us today. We have been signatories to the Social Mobility Pledge since 2019, which means that as a business, we help to guide what we feel the Government needs to do and find out how we can support their actions in order to improve social mobility in the UK. 

We embrace diversity and welcome different thoughts and lived perspectives in our team. We recognise the importance of achieving equity amongst our people and enabling individuals to reach their full potential by understanding and helping overcome barriers to their development. Our Success for All commitment runs through all our actions and continues to guide our evolving approaches to DEI, ensuring our people are able to bring their true selves to work, develop with us, their voices are heard and they help to shape our future.

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At Curtins, our utmost goal is to ensure the happiness of our people, who in turn deliver innovative and sustainable work that brings joy to our clients. We take pride in the positive impact we make on the world around us. Joining Curtins means more than just being involved in project delivery – it means becoming part of a warm and welcoming team, where we collaborate to create a lasting legacy.

As a 100% employee-owned company with a rich 60-year history, we offer a strong and reliable foundation for you to be a part of. We value our people above all else, and this principle will always remain at the core of who we are.

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Our Values

Being Human

We value people as people. We believe in fostering meaningful human connections that speak to the hearts and minds of our stakeholders, to build strong powerful relationships and communities that thrive and flourish.


We say what we mean and mean what we say. Integrity lies at the heart of everything we do. It is the constant in the choices we make which builds trust, honesty, fairness, and respect for our colleagues and our clients alike.


Impact demonstrates the immeasurable power of our shared values and collective effort to effect positive, ground-breaking change and deliver excellence for our customers, colleagues, and the communities we serve.


We foster a culture of curiosity to help us constantly improve our work, inspire others to do better and think bigger, and to never stop learning.