The Mott MacDonald Group was formed in 1989 with the merger of two long-established and well-known international engineering consultancies – Mott, Hay & Anderson, renowned for its contribution to transportation engineering, and Sir M MacDonald & Partners, distinguished by a long tradition of water-related projects.
This landmark union began our progression towards the dynamic and continually evolving organisation we are today, now operating from 180 principal offices in 50 countries across 12 core sectors - buildings, communications, education, environment, health, industry, international development, oil and gas, power, transport, urban development and water.
Our journey so far
Much of our growth has been organic, with key acquisitions accelerating our development into one of the most diverse multinational, multiskilled consultancies.
In 1985 Sir M MacDonald & Partners, in partnership with the University of Cambridge, had formed Cambridge Education Consultants (CEC) with the aim to provide the highest quality education consultancy services in support of educational development world-wide.
For many years CEC had enjoyed close links with Cambridge Education Associates (CEA) collaborating on many projects –increasingly in the UK where CEA was the largest contractor for Ofsted inspections and the leading provider of consultancy and interim management for local education authorities and schools. Marking the start of a new era CEA formally joined the Group in 2000 and our education business is now known as Cambridge Education.