Solutions that

take the world by surprise .

We are engineering experts with boundaries to push.
We partner with clients around the world to develop world first solutions.

Our Story

The world is a dynamic and changing place. Solutions and ideas that once worked, no longer do.

A new way of thinking is needed.

We formed Holmes Solutions because we found a new way. We want to help progress the world through innovative engineering, rigorous testing and successful application of ideas.

We work with our clients to uncover and solve their most demanding challenges, so they can improve the lives of their customers worldwide. It sounds like a straight path, but our story travels in circles. We ask questions. We seek answers. We deliver astonishing technical solutions. And then we begin again.

Our Values

We want to make the world a safer, more efficient and more exciting place to live. Together with our clients, we open new opportunities, or we improve what’s already been done.

But that’s not all. To us, success is our long-term relationships with clients who trust us to take them to the next level.

We do serious work, but we don’t take ourselves seriously. As a team, we’ve got each other’s backs and we do what is right (even when no one is watching).

Together, we ask questions, find answers and reimagine what is possible.

Our People

We’re a team of people working together to make a difference. Our strength isn’t any one mind, it’s all of us collaborating smoothly to find incredible solutions.

Engineers, technicians, researchers and management consultants; we each contribute highly specialised skills. We’re bold, we push limits and we want the best for our clients.

Together, we look for ways to do things better.

Tenacious, intelligent and pragmatic, we deliver amazing results that exceed expectations. And we have fun along the way.

Our Thought Leadership Team

We’re lucky to have some amazing leaders on our team.
They take an active role in industry bodies, helping develop codes and standards for worldwide use.

Chris Allington / Executive Director

Chris is a thoughtful engineer and self-confessed management geek who believes in combining business and engineering to provide impressive commercial gains. In his role at Holmes Solutions, he helps manufacturers and construction firms gain a competitive edge.

Andrew Diehl / Director of Technology

Chris is a thoughtful engineer and self-confessed management geek who believes in combining business and engineering to provide impressive commercial gains. In his role at Holmes Solutions, he helps manufacturers and construction firms gain a competitive edge.

Simon Lock / Director of Operations

Chris is a thoughtful engineer and self-confessed management geek who believes in combining business and engineering to provide impressive commercial gains. In his role at Holmes Solutions, he helps manufacturers and construction firms gain a competitive edge.

Emerson Ryder / Sector Leader RHTF

Chris is a thoughtful engineer and self-confessed management geek who believes in combining business and engineering to provide impressive commercial gains. In his role at Holmes Solutions, he helps manufacturers and construction firms gain a competitive edge.

Ben Poulter / Project Director – Roadside

Chris is a thoughtful engineer and self-confessed management geek who believes in combining business and engineering to provide impressive commercial gains. In his role at Holmes Solutions, he helps manufacturers and construction firms gain a competitive edge.

Tim Porter / Sector Leader Construction

Chris is a thoughtful engineer and self-confessed management geek who believes in combining business and engineering to provide impressive commercial gains. In his role at Holmes Solutions, he helps manufacturers and construction firms gain a competitive edge.

Peter Cochetas / Sector Leader Adventure Recreation

Chris is a thoughtful engineer and self-confessed management geek who believes in combining business and engineering to provide impressive commercial gains. In his role at Holmes Solutions, he helps manufacturers and construction firms gain a competitive edge.

Chris Diehl / Laboratory Manager

Chris is a thoughtful engineer and self-confessed management geek who believes in combining business and engineering to provide impressive commercial gains. In his role at Holmes Solutions, he helps manufacturers and construction firms gain a competitive edge.

Mark Pritchard / IP Management

Chris is a thoughtful engineer and self-confessed management geek who believes in combining business and engineering to provide impressive commercial gains. In his role at Holmes Solutions, he helps manufacturers and construction firms gain a competitive edge.

Irina Sestakova  / Financial and Office Manager

Chris is a thoughtful engineer and self-confessed management geek who believes in combining business and engineering to provide impressive commercial gains. In his role at Holmes Solutions, he helps manufacturers and construction firms gain a competitive edge.

Anna Wilson / Marketing and Strategy

Chris is a thoughtful engineer and self-confessed management geek who believes in combining business and engineering to provide impressive commercial gains. In his role at Holmes Solutions, he helps manufacturers and construction firms gain a competitive edge.

Jeremy Reece / Technical Operations

Chris is a thoughtful engineer and self-confessed management geek who believes in combining business and engineering to provide impressive commercial gains. In his role at Holmes Solutions, he helps manufacturers and construction firms gain a competitive edge.

Holmes Group

Holmes Solutions is part of the Holmes Group, an organisation of independent engineering and design specialists. Spanning diverse technical disciplines of structural, fire, civil, mechanical and electrical engineering, the Holmes Group firms work as an integrated whole. Belonging to this international network allows us to supercharge our project teams with some of the world’s foremost engineers and compliance specialists.

The five subsidiaries that make up Holmes Group are Holmes Farsight (building code and regulatory guidance), Holmes Fire (fire engineering), Holmes Solutions (product development and testing), Holmes Structures (structural engineering) and Holmes Consulting (structural and civil engineering).

“The company has come a long way in the 60 years since Lyall Holmes established his engineering consultancy in Christchurch. We’ve kept the same focus on quality and creativity that Lyall brought to his projects, and we have strong links to our heritage—two of Lyall’s grandchildren now work at Holmes.”

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We are always on the lookout for new teammates.

If you have what it takes and you’re ready to be part of something awesome, get in touch!

We love engineering amazing
new ways to do things.

Simon Lock – Operations Director