5 Jul 2022
Supporting Black people in the construction industry: an insight into alumnus Amos Simbo’s company, network, and passion for engineering
Alumnus Amos Simbo has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, having studied at the University from 2008-2011. Amos travelled to the UK from Zimbabwe in 2005, chasing his passion for engineering and entering the University through clearing.
Following graduation, he set out to build his career in construction. In 2017 he became the Managing Director and Founder of a consultancy and a few short years later he launched the BPIC Network to support black people in construction.
A few years following graduation, Amos became MD and Founder at Winway Consultants, originally a construction, mechanical, and electrical services consultancy. Winway UK has since developed to become Winway Services, with Amos at the helm. The organisation is a multi-discipline engineering services provider specialising in design and build solutions for commercial and industrial buildings. They cover mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing services – ranging from design and installation through to maintenance.
In 2017 the team saw a need to advance construction and provide client transparency – an issue they are passionate about improving so that reliability and visibility of project progress can improve. With a mission to raise standards in construction quality, Amos and his team at Winway aim to become market leaders.