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IndustryProject and cost management
Founded1947 (1947)
HeadquartersNova North, London, UK Edit this at Wikidata

Faithful+Gould (pronounced "Faithful and Gould" or "F and G") is an integrated project and programme management consultancy. It supports clients with the management of their construction projects and programmes. It is part of Atkins – a design, engineering and project management consultancy.


The company was established by Eric Faithful and Leonard Gould in 1947 as they worked together to repair Bristol after it was heavily bombed in the Second World War.[1] It subsequently worked with Imperial Chemical Industries to provide cost valuation and management services across the UK and with the National Coal Board to develop Selby Coalfield.[1] The company became part of Atkins in 1996.[2] It subsequently expanded organically and through a series of acquisitions including Silk & Frazier in 1998, Yeoman & Edwards in 1999 and Hanscomb in 2002.[3]

In 2012 Simon Burns, the Minister for Transport, admitted in Parliament that it had been Faithful+Gould who had been responsible for the franchising policy design for the InterCity West Coast franchise competition which was abandoned.[4] The Laidlaw Inquiry made no criticism of the firm's conduct.[5]

The company went on to buy Confluence, a project management business, in 2013.[6]


Faithful+Gould employs over 2,000 staff and has an expanding office base worldwide.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Brownhills to Benelux carrying express profits". m2mevolution. 1 December 2007. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Atkins to buy out Faithful & Gould". Construction News. 25 January 1996. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  3. ^ "New Look Faithful+Gould Unveils Ambitious Future Plans". Faithful+Gould. 2006-01-23. Retrieved 2008-09-23.
  4. ^ "West Coast Railway Line: Franchises". UK Parliament. 19 October 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Report of the Laidlaw inquiry". HM Government. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Atkins Buys Confluence Project Management Business - Quick Facts". RTT News. 10 April 2013. Archived from the original on 13 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Scape appoints Faithful+Gould to lead Asset Management, Surveying and Design Services Framework". Scape. Retrieved 4 April 2013.

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