"The Practitioners found the AWP environment to be very bright, clean and welcoming with an excellent modern, open plan office to work from and a great ‘work hard, play hard’ culture with friendly and supportive managers."

Carolyn HookerIiP PractionerInverstors in People www.investorsinpeople.com

Culture & Ethos

AWP is above all else, a partnership.  A partnership with our clients, a partnership with our co-professionals and a partnership with our colleagues.

Our culture is one of team work and the belief that a team that plays well together, works well together.

Our values are:

Trust - To be a trusted advisor to our clients; to trust each other in the business as a team; to evoke trust in our clients' project teams.

Sharing - To be open and honest with our clients and our colleagues; to give impartial advice identifying the risks and opportunities for our clients

Mutually respectful - To respect our clients and each other in our teams for their contribution; to be honest about that contribution and to share feedback in a helpful and forward looking way.

Delivering quality services - To have integrity in all that we do; to strive for excellence at all times; to be sensitive to the financial restraints of the client

Value for Money - To deliver our services in such a focussed manner that value for money is built in; to bring skill and experience in advising on optimum development solutions that add value to our clients' projects; to advise honestly on strategy and cost.

Informed - To keep ahead of the game and always be understanding of latest policy and technical advice so our advice is always fit for purpose

We run a series of fundraising, team-building and social events throughout the year including a summer family barbeque, pub trips, Footgolf, Clip & Climb, 10 pin bowling and kart racing. We like to celebrate our birthday each year and so far have enjoyed a weekend of outdoor activities at the Deer Park Hotel (2013), a weekend in Barcelona (2014) and a weekend on Dartmoor in order to build our team around our core values (2015). More recently we've had excellent weekend study trips to Dublin(2016), London (2017), Amsterdam (2018) and Dartmoor again (2019). We were obviously limited by options in 2020, so we went online for our birthday celebrations, when we were joined by Joe Simmonds, our sponsored Exeter Chief.

In 2021 we were reunited with an outdoor adventure day at Ashcombe adventure centre.  In 2022 we celebrated our 10th Anniversary with a trip to Newquay and Joe Simmonds joined us for birthday cake in the office.  In 2023 we spent the weekend in Geneva.