At the beginning of 1995 two specialist engineers with a strong vision approached HR GO plc seeking financial and business support to convert their vision into a formidable business.
A few months later Human Engineering Limited was launched and trading as a specialist organisation providing engineering solutions to ergonomics problems. Since that date we have helped more than 30 companies start out on their own route to success.
Human Engineering, with the strong support of HR GO plc, grew quickly into one of the largest human factors consultancies in the UK and Australia. Human factors are the term used for the application of human physiology and psychology to the design of products and systems to attain safety and usability. The work comprised physical ergonomics, cognitive ergonomics and socio-technical issues.
Over time the company grew to around 50 technical staff and also opened a very successful subsidiary company in Australia and was providing human factors consulting services across most safety critical sectors including rail and road transportation; health services and medical devices; oil, gas and process control; airports and air traffic control; power generation and distribution, defence and marine sectors.
While the Joint Venture partners had enjoyed the growing rewards of salary, profit share bonuses and dividends they reached a stage where they wished to secure the capital growth they, with the support of HR GO plc had generated. As a result and with the full support of HR GO plc they talked to a number of interested parties and concluded a sale agreement.
The trade sale was completed in July 2008, some 13 years after the Joint Venture was established. The agreed sale price was almost £5 million with HR GO plc receiving £2.5 million and the four Joint Venture partners receiving between them almost £2.5 million. This was a very happy conclusion for all parties.
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