Designation: Managing director
Campbell Gray says Faithful+Gould’s commitment to the Middle East is stronger than ever. Revenue for 2014 stood at £42.4m. In the last few years the firm has developed a more diverse workload, providing more project and programme management consultancy services in addition to cost management. The regional headcount stands at 500, a 20% increase over the past two years. However, Gray said that a big challenge the company faces over the next 12 months is resourcing and attracting people to the business and this region, as labour wars ensue between the UAE and Qatar due to major events such as EXPO 2020 and the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Nevertheless, Faithful+Gould is in a healthy position work-wise. It remains involved with the $10bn, 86-building Jumeirah Lakes Towers scheme, which will ultimately cater for a population of 120,000 people. Faithful + Gould works with Dubai Multi Commodities Centre to provide integrated project and cost management services for its construction and engineering projects. Outside Dubai, it is working with Kuwait’s Ministry of Public Works to establish a world-class Project Management Office to oversee its multi-billion dollar infrastructure development programme.
Furthermore, over the next 12 months, it will be involved in major projects across the region including Jeddah Airport, Riyadh Metro, Citywalk Dubai, Al Maryah Central, Abu Dhabi, Royal Atlantis Resort in Dubai, and Bvlgari resort and residence also in Dubai.