May 10, 2021 News

Refurbishing luxury housing and reshaping Berkshire’s infrastructure is all in a day’s work for JMS Reading

With bold plans afoot to turn Reading into the capital of the South East, and £3bn in government investment on the table, it was only natural that JMS would set up a regional office right at the heart of the action. Continue Reading
April 14, 2021 News

JMS’ success is built on unity, collaboration and teamwork.

As a client-first company, we understand the importance of putting a friendly face up front. This ensures those we work with always have accessible and approachable engineering expertise on hand throughout their project. And in the same way the visible part a construction projects is supported by a solid foundation and frame, so too is our friendly on-site expert. Continue Reading
April 9, 2021 News

How JMS is helping to change the landscape of Reading

Once a small market town, Reading is experiencing a huge increase in residential, commercial, and public sector developments.  With the government introducing a £3bn housing initiative last year, many local authorities are looking to create thousands of new homes in the heart of Berkshire. Continue Reading
March 5, 2021 News

How construction will be affected by the new budget

The Government’s most recent financial statement for the 2021 Spring Budget was released on 3rd March 2021. The Chancellor outlined a bold plan aimed at stabilising the economy and supporting homeowners as the country heads out of lockdown – but what does all of this mean for the construction industry? Continue Reading
March 4, 2021 News

If you have a construction problem, JMS has an engineering solution

At JMS, the greatest thing we ever built didn’t require any physical materials or planning permission, yet its value is priceless. And it has been the foundation for thousands of successful construction projects over the last two decades. Continue Reading
January 30, 2021 News

Why developing talent is key to business success

Nurturing and developing talented young people is ​one of the cores to our growth strategy as our expansion creates new skilled jobs throughout the UK. One of our rising stars, Megan Nicholson, began working with JMS aged just 15, when she joined the team during a work experience placement.  Five years on and Megan is now in the process of undertaking a degree as part of an apprenticeship she started in 2018. Continue Reading
January 26, 2021 News

Despite the pandemic, JMS Group reports growth and recruitment drive

A series of new contract wins is helping one of the UK’s leading engineering consultants to post an increase in turnover during 2020.  And, as businesses in the UK remain under intense pressure owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, JMS, the national Civil and Structural Engineering Group is holding a big recruitment drive. Continue Reading
January 16, 2021 News

JMS - Why the UK needs to be more inclusive when it comes to women in engineering

According to a recent study carried out by the Women's Engineering Society, just 12.37% of all engineers are women in the UK*.  This is a slight rise from 9% in 2015, but still significantly lower than every other country in Europe. Latvia, for example, is the current leader, with 30% of their engineering workforce being female. Continue Reading
January 14, 2021 News

JMS Engineers promote Bhavin Parmar to Civils Production Director

JMS is delighted to announce the promotion of Bhavin Parmar to the role of Civils Production Director.  This promotion demonstrates Bhavin’s exceptional contribution to the company over the last six years. Continue Reading
December 23, 2020 News

JMS Engineers continues expansion with new London office

JMS, the national group of Civil & Structural Engineers, is strengthening its London-based team by opening a new office in Stamford Hill and employing further staff to meet the growing demand for their services in this vibrant part of North London. Continue Reading
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JMS Engineer - Russell Holway - goes the extra mile so Bradgate Park visitors won’t have to

Anyone familiar with Leicestershire will know Bradgate Park. Around 3.5 million visitors flock to the 850-acre site each year to enjoy the fresh air, see the fallow deer, and hike to well known landmarks such as Old John. However, when JMS visited the area in 2019, it wasn’t for sightseeing. The job was to assess the safety of the bridges that enable traffic to access the area. And as it turned out, Old John wasn’t the only structure on site that was showing signs of age. Continue Reading
December 21, 2020 News

JMS Director Graham Chapman eyes national goals from Reading office

As JMS Director Graham Chapman steps into a new role as SAS & Technical Director at JMS, he may be moving to our Reading office, but his eye is now very much on the wider business. Continue Reading
November 12, 2020 News

The extraordinary tale of the fantasy pirate island in Cambridgeshire

In 2013, JMS engineers worked with Sege Rosella at The Master Wishmakers to bring James Challis’ vision of a pirate island, into reality. Continue Reading
October 8, 2020 News

JMS supports fledgling businesses with new Dream Hatcher innovation programme

Opening in Ipswich this winter, Dream Hatcher is offering free office space, broadband, phones, meeting rooms, mentoring and more to fledgling businesses looking to take the next step in their growth. Continue Reading
October 2, 2020 News

East Midlands JMS Director, Andy Kenyon, explains the benefits of offsite construction

Offsite manufacturing is fast becoming a mainstream method of construction. A growing proportion of JMS projects are now using or considering this affordable and sustainable option.  Continue Reading
September 25, 2020 News

JMS secures a major, nationwide agreement with Breedon

JMS is excited to announce that it has secured a major, nationwide agreement with Breedon, a leading construction materials group in Great Britain and Ireland, as they undertake a project to centralise their structural inspection process and suppliers. This significant agreement has expedited the company’s requirement to recruit an additional office administrator and two senior engineers. Continue Reading
September 11, 2020 News

JMS - Our big plans for Cambridge

As JMS enters a new phase of growth, we speak to Mark Weston, Director of JMS East Anglia, about working at JMS through the pandemic - and new business opportunities as the company opens a new office in Cambridge. Continue Reading
August 20, 2020 News

JMS joins forces with Davidsons Homes to support Matt Hampson Foundation

Building work has now started on two new accommodation units at Matt Hampson Foundation’s Get Busy Living Centre, in Burrow-on-the-Hill, near Melton Mowbray. Continue Reading
July 28, 2020 News

Modern Methods of Construction - How JMS can help deliver the homes the UK needs

For building firms who were already struggling to stay ahead of deadlines, the Coronavirus pandemic couldn’t have come at a worse time. Sudden skill shortages, site shutdowns and reduced productivity have caused serious (and costly) delays. So with all this going on, you might be forgiven for thinking the Government target of building 300k new houses this year won’t be met. Continue Reading
June 25, 2020 News

JMS Leicester announces move to larger premises

JMS, the national group of consulting engineers, is bolstering its presence in Leicester with a move to larger premises, as they expand to meet growing demand for their specialised civil and structural engineering services. Continue Reading
June 23, 2020 News

JMS to develop specialist MMC solutions division

JMS Group, the national civil & structural engineering firm, will soon unveil it's new division specialising in Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).  This new division will add to their growing list of services including site surveys, complex structures, highways and drainage to name just a few. Continue Reading
June 19, 2020 News

Another new office announcement from JMS Engineers!

As a result of continued business growth, we are excited to announce the opening of our new Cambridge branch in July 2020. Continue Reading
June 5, 2020 News

We are moving! JMS Reading gets a new office

With so much civil and structural development taking place in the Thames Valley and surrounding areas, it is the perfect time for JMS to announce their move to  a larger regional office in Reading, with old hands Graham Chapman and James Gillies heading up a capable and motivated expert team. Continue Reading
May 15, 2020 News

How the Construction and Engineering industry has adapted to the Covid-19 crisis

It has now been over five months since restrictions on movement in the UK were put in place. Here we explore what effect these restrictions have had on the Construction and Engineering industry, and how it might influence how we work in the future. On 30th March, The Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, issued a letter to everyone in the UK construction sector. It detailed that, while those who could work from home should, construction workers were ‘advised’ to continue to travel to their place of work - where safe to do so. Continue Reading
April 23, 2020 News

Breathing new life into Leicester waterfront as regeneration gets underway

A modern and contemporary three storey block of 28 new apartments on the banks of the river soar is reaching completion. Architecturally designed by Staniforth Architects of Leicester the scheme offers potential residents a desirable location overlooking the River Soar. Continue Reading
April 9, 2020 News

JMS sets up Skill Set Enhancement Sessions for furloughed workers

The uncertainty and disruption brought about by the coronavirus pandemic has left many businesses in disarray. Not JMS group. We took time to take stock of the situation and the requirements of our clients and whilst we have retained the majority of our Teams engaged on existing and new projects, some  of our colleagues have temporarily opted  for furlough while the dust settles. Continue Reading
March 25, 2020 News

JMS Engineering deploy structural auditing survey division for UK businesses

Unplanned downtime is amongst one of the biggest fears for any business, particularly in the manufacturing and supply industries, where a halt in production can be disastrous. One of the major causes of unplanned downtime can be structural failure, which aside from putting staff in danger, can lead to missed deadlines, vast repair bills, and a damaged reputation. Continue Reading
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10 things you didn’t know about JMS

It is at times like these that it is good to sit back and take stock of what we have achieved over the years. With our teams starting to chatter on their video links from their home working bases, we came up with these facts about JMS, that have formed our journey to success. Continue Reading
March 18, 2020 News

Full steam ahead with new projects

Despite the turmoil of COVID-19, we have had a very successful start to the year and continue to press on with projects. Just this week we have been awarded the following array of projects. Continue Reading
March 12, 2020 News

JMS Leicester rise to the challenge with ambitious property designs

At JMS Leicester the challenges have come thick and fast recently, thanks to an architect’s love of steep roofs, and a residential conversion that had the initial contractor stumped… quite literally. Fortunately, with our expertise on hand, and a few creative and cost-effective solutions up our sleeves, we managed to ensure all these ambitious architectural plans and unique property designs could get the go ahead. Continue Reading
February 28, 2020 News

JMS untangles the complexities of a towering new London landmark

It takes more than a little engineering skill to turn a cardboard model into a towering 8-metre high sculpture without getting tied up in knots. In fact, when we were commissioned to do this recently for a major London housing development company, the team proved their skill and expertise yet again, even when the project threw up some unusual challenges. Continue Reading
February 6, 2020 News

From student halls to designing halls with JMS degree placements

At JMS we always have our eye on the future, and where possible, we like to do our bit to shape it for the better. So when we get the opportunity to take on engineering degree students for their work placements, we take them through their paces, embed them in our projects, and show them what really goes on at a busy engineering consultancy… Continue Reading
January 22, 2020 News

JMS’ Jo Kingshott on building relationships with Hanson

The UK’s leading supplier of building materials, Hanson, rely on JMS to conduct regular structural inspections at each of their 300+ sites throughout the British Isles. It is our job to ensure their infrastructure is safe, secure, and in sound condition. Continue Reading
December 9, 2019 News

When Harry met JMS

As JMS continue to go from strength to strength, there are very few people out there who can say they have achieved more goals than Daniel Staines and his team. However, when Daniel took some of his directors and industry colleagues out to a charity event recently, he came face to face with a true goal scoring legend… and even managed to get serenaded by punk royalty. Read on to get the full story. Continue Reading
November 28, 2019 News

JMS bring sustainability, biodiversity and beauty to our urban landscape

If you haven't heard of Sustainable urban Drainage Systems, you are not alone. But SuDS, as they are known for short, are becoming a part of planning conditions for everything from huge housing developments to simple home extensions. Here’s how Suffolk based national consultant engineering firm JMS are dealing with this new factor in civil and structural engineering. Continue Reading
November 12, 2019 News

JMS becomes a ‘lean, mean, working machine'

According to research, workers in the UK sit for an average of 8.9 hours a day, with much of the modern-day work of an Engineer spent sitting in front of a computer designing the latest project, or behind a steering wheel charging off to the next appointment. And we all get further stressed while the phones ring, traffic builds up and the latest, unforgiving deadline approaches. Continue Reading
October 29, 2019 News

JMS and the epic saga of Bedworth Water Tower

Anyone who visits the market town of Bedworth, near Coventry, cannot fail to notice the pagoda-like water tower that dominates the local skyline. Built in 1898, this Victorian landmark’s rich history has included storing the thirsty town’s water supply, a stint as a world war II watch tower, and being home to a pair of rare peregrine falcons. What you may not know is it also has a significant place in the pre-history of JMS, and, as we’ll explain, is set to be an exciting part of our future! Continue Reading
October 18, 2019 News

Another dam fine job by JMS

Lake Vyrnwy in Oswestry, Wales, is a beautiful natural landscape, with plenty of amazing wildlife and scenery. Visitors flock in from all over to witness the area’s beauty, and take part in the many activities on offer including kayaking, hiking, and birdwatching, alongside an award winning sculpture trail. Continue Reading
October 4, 2019 News

Winning the World Cup – the JMS way

At an early stage, Daniel Staines, Managing Director of JMS, implemented and created a company culture that has allowed the business and team to flourish and grow.  Here, Daniel talks about the JMS environment and why employee engagement is necessary for continued success.... Continue Reading
September 20, 2019 News

JMS are engineering bright futures for their apprentices

Whilst JMS may be snapping up the best graduates and established professionals as their growing operation creates new skilled jobs throughout the UK, they’ve they have also got their eye on nurturing talent at an earlier age. In fact, two of their rising stars joined through JMS’ apprenticeship programme. Here’s how they laid the foundations of a flourishing career… Continue Reading
August 30, 2019 News

JMS welcomes two new talented stars to their team

JMS may be renowned for their ability to deliver ambitious and forward-thinking infrastructure design solutions throughout the UK, but they are also increasing their reputation as one of the industry’s top employers. And as two of their recent acquisitions show, they have no trouble recruiting the best… Continue Reading
August 28, 2019 News

JMS bolsters team with promotions

JMS, one of the UK’s leading Civil and Structural Engineering firms has made a raft of promotions across its regional, national and international offices. Continue Reading
July 30, 2019 News

Meet JMS’ new star signing

It’s not just football teams that are making big signings at the moment, JMS have made one of their own. The team are proud to announce they have snapped up their very own rising star, Alex Wilkinson. Continue Reading
July 17, 2019 News

JMS makes the local ITV news!

Daniel Staines, Managing Director of JMS Engineers and the Ipswich based team, were recently interviewed by a local reporter from ITV Anglia News Continue Reading
May 29, 2019 News

Working for a UK Company whilst living in Greece: My perspective

As a Greek consultant involved remotely on UK construction projects, the first two words that spring to mind when describing my work are interesting and challenging. Continue Reading
May 14, 2019 News

JMS celebrate win at East Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards

We are having to make more room in the JMS awards cabinet, because our work on the Grade II listed Holy Trinity Church in Leicester has been recognised by the East Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards!! Continue Reading
May 8, 2019 News

JMS excited to be involved in 'Gaslight' Project in Bury St. Edmunds

We are excited to see our latest project shining a bit of light on a once neglected area of Bury St. Edmunds. ‘The Gaslight’ that is, as the new landmark development on Tayfen Road, just outside the town centre, is to be called. Continue Reading