Cambray Turns 10!
When Andrew Douglas started Cambray Consulting, he set out to achieve three main goals:
To be home more with his family;
For Cambray to be a “lifeboat” for traffic engineers and transport planners who were wanting to escape to a place where they could consistently provide their best independent work, with minimal bureaucracy; and
To elevate the standing of traffic engineering and transport planning, such that its value is recognized in its own right.
By the end of 2008, he had just finished up on two major projects at Arup (Airport Link and Marina Bay Sands) and took the opportunity to establish Cambray. The rest, as they say, is history.
Over the past 10 years, the Cambray team has assisted a multitude of clients in solving many transport and traffic design, operations and policy challenges. The Cambray team seeks to develop holistic outcomes with an honest, solution-oriented approach, with services tailored to meet the needs of transport agencies, government and the development industry.
The name Cambray is the combination of Andrew’s two kids’ names and he and Leonie have worked to keep that family atmosphere in the office. While it’s a relatively small team, Cambray owns that as a point of difference in the industry.
Andrew wanted to create a different atmosphere and culture than what is typically experienced in larger corporations, where in the end you risk being merely a number to the boss or the board or the shareholders. The name also serves as a reminder to Cambray staff of what is important, and what their main goals are.
Although some things have changed since 2008 (speed limits, guidelines, software and gadgetry), one thing has remained constant – the loyalty of Cambray’s fantastic clients and collaborators.
“Between when I resigned from Arup and when Cambray commenced operations on 24th November 2008, the GFC had arrived. This, and starting a business leading into the Christmas / New Year holiday break, was somewhat daunting. Thankfully, with the support of some very loyal and trusting clients and collaborators, we scraped through – and that support still continues today.”
We want to take this opportunity to thank all our clients, collaborators and supporters, whether they be old or new, for placing your trust in our abilities.
Many small businesses don’t make it past the first year, but with your help we’ve made it to 10! We look forward to seeing where the next decade will take us all.