WIG welcomes five new members at the start of the new membership year
We are pleased to welcome five new members at the start of the new membership year (April 2017): Essex County Council, Forestry Commission, London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority, National Innovation Centre for Ageing, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Essex County Council
Essex County Council forms one level of local government within the county of Essex. The main County building is located in Chelmsford. They work with other local authorities, as well as regional, national and international authorities, to deliver services and represent the best interests of the people of the county.
Forestry Commission (England)
Forestry Commission England are the government department responsible for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woodlands and increasing their value to society and the environment across England. They work with the wide forestry sector to protect, improve and expand England's woodland.
London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority
London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority are part of a group of organisations under the 'umbrella' of the Greater London Authority (GLA). They are the busiest fire and rescue service in the country and one of the largest firefighting and rescue organisations in the world protecting people and property from fire within the 1587 square kilometres of Greater London.
National Innovation Centre for Ageing
In November 2014, the UK Government announced a £20million investment in Newcastle University, to part-fund the establishment of a £40million National Innovation Centre for Ageing, enabling Newcastle researchers to take a global approach to the multi-faceted issue of an ageing population. The National Innovation Centre for Ageing will bring together, in one centre, world-leading scientists to work together with industry, the NHS and the public to develop, test and bring to market products which promote healthy ageing as we grow older.
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has a combined 130-year history, with roots in companies founded in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. Over the years, dozens of companies based in these countries and internationally were merged to create the firm known today as WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as one of the world's leading professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. They have 7,100 employees in a network of offices across the UK.