The company grew steadily as a Building Surveying practice during the 1980s and a recruitment company Pro-Link was created to cater for the growing client demand for contract professionals. In the late 1980s the pace of growth increased both organically and by acquisition and the company started on the road to becoming a fully multi-disciplined practice with Engineering, Architectural, Land Surveying and Quantity Surveying services now being provided.
From an early stage Frankham embraced the use of technology, developing the use of Computer Aided Design in the early 1990s and delivering their first 3D commission in 1995. Today, the design teams are at the forefront of the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) on projects.
By 2002 the company had become a group of companies with approximately £7 million turnover and over 120 staff, with offices in Bexleyheath, Chislehurst and Eastbourne. It was at that time Frankham restructured to form one company – Frankham Consultancy Group Ltd. In that same year the Oxford office opened.
2004 saw the creation of Frankham Risk Management Services (FRMS) as a response to the need for integrated professional compliance services. FRMS is now a strong part of the group providing compliance solutions to all sectors. It has also created a compliance software company, CAMSoft Ltd and was awarded the UKAS Asbestos accreditation in 2012.
In 2005 Frankham moved back to Sidcup after completing the design and build of a new office that became the Group’s Headquarters. The south coast offices had by then relocated to Haywards Heath and a Central London office had been opened.
Environment and sustainability have developed as core requirements in construction and Frankham has put in place qualified Environmental Engineers, Low Carbon Consultants, BREEAM and CfSH Assessors and in 2006 was accredited to ISO 14001:2004.
In addition to the wide range of professional disciplines Frankham offers other specialist subsidiary companies have been created providing Development Consultancy, Frankham Projects 2009, and Area Referencing, Lane and Frankham 2013.
Frankham gives every opportunity for our staff to develop and sees it as very important to help produce the next generation of chartered professionals through training programmes approved by a number of professional institutions including the RICS and RIBA. Frankham’s commitment to their staff was first recognised in 2003, as an Investors in People, then in 2011 by achieving the IiP Silver standard.
Frankham now employs nearly 200 staff across five offices, including a new office that has opened this year in Leeds to service the North of the country and are recognised as a top 60 consultancy in Building Magazine’s league tables.
2014 sees the tenth anniversary of Frankham Risk Management and new area referencing company Lane and Frankham goes from strength to strength. The Group celebrates increasing amounts of project wins and successes with new consultancy frameworks. We continue to invest in the technology and training for BIM and are rolling out processes and protocols so that we will be fully responsive well before the 2016 deadline.
Frankham continues to invest in technology and training for BIM (Building Information Modelling) and is rolling out processes and protocols so that we are fully responsive to forthcoming 2016 requirements.
At the beginning of the year we revamped our careers and opportunities initiatives which includes a route for Tradesman to progress to technical or professional status. We have taken advantage of the Government apprentice scheme to employ new starters.
Frankham is continuing to move our entire business towards BIM Level 2 Certification, in conjunction with the BRE.
From the outset, the Frankham team has been proactive about giving back to the community and it is genuinely part of our culture. Dennis Wise and Frankham Group Charitable Trust (formerly Dennis Wise in the Community) was formed in 2000 by Steve Frankham and Dennis Wise with the aim of providing much needed support to local communities and we have an established CSR Committee in place to help establish and steer the group’s actions across our chosen core areas.
Frankham Consultancy Group strives to be an industry leader being innovative, taking on new challenges and developing new ideas and technologies.