Eight Associates turns 10: a review of the last decade
2018 has been very special for Eight Associates, not least as it’s been our 10th anniversary year. We have celebrated at every available opportunity and particularly enjoyed our birthday party in September, at which there were so many people who have contributed to our development. Significantly, we also chose this year to move to a bigger premises, to produce a company video, and to launch our new website – we’re never ones to sit still!
We established the company in 2008 and when choosing a name we were immediately sold on Eight Associates: not only did our original head-count stand at eight, but we also loved the infinity symbolisation and how that reflects our continuous endeavours on sustainability.
We have now grown to a team of nearly 20 full-time members, and have offices in both London and Bristol. Over our ten years in operation we are extremely proud to have achieved or exceeded target ratings for over 800 buildings within our environmental assessment work. Our portfolio of services has considerably expanded since our inception, and we now divide our work into four main pillars: Environmental Assessment; Building Performance & Analysis; Ecology & Arboricultural Consulting; Sustainability Strategy. International projects have played an increasingly significant role, and we are thrilled to now have permanent clients based in Amsterdam and Paris.
Of course, all our achievements would never have been possible had we not had such a magnificent team of enthusiastic, committed and extremely bright consultants. The wealth of talent and knowledge among our in-house staff is inspiring, and we are immeasurably grateful for their can-do approach and aptitude for thinking laterally. We have also been so fortunate to have collaborated with such a wide array of amazing clients and design teams, together tackling boundary-pushing developments with our ever-mindful eye on innovation and sustainability.
As we near the end of 2018, of course we are looking to the future and considering what the next ten years will bring. We have lots of new projects coming in and have plans to expand our services. We will continue to build on our intellectual property and will remain committed to investing time and resources into research and development. Eight Associates always has and always will be dedicated to ensuring our clients are equipped to respond effectively to whatever environmental and sustainability challenges arise – it’s our raison d’etre.
We want to extend a huge thank you to all those who have played a part in our last ten years, we are eternally grateful and feel humbled by all the support and the very kind words we have received. So here we are, venturing into our second decade, our enthusiasm and our appetite for innovation still as vibrant as in 2008 – we hope you can join us on the ride!