Howard Humphrey

About Us
Howard Humphreys East Africa Limited is one of the leading providers of engineering design and management services in Eastern Africa with a track record dating back more than 70 years. Howard Humphreys head office is in Nairobi, Kenya with projects and site offices in several countries in the Eastern Africa region.
The Company provides consultancy services under the following main disciplines;
Under the above services we have capability in each of the following areas:
Our expertise in engineering consultancy and management has been gained through our involvement in several donor and locally funded projects. The Company has working arrangements with various international firms which enables it to draw on a wide range of skills and experience for projects, obtain information rapidly and share experiences from different parts of the world gained on similar projects. We also form partnerships with local consultants and experts based on individual project requirements.

Company History

Howard Humphreys’ roots go back to London, United Kingdom, where in 1899, the original owners first set up their practice. Howard Humphreys first registered their local practice in the 1930’s and since then have successfully completed numerous major projects in the region. At the end of 1999, ownership of the Kenyan practice was transferred to its Kenyan staff, who established Howard Humphreys (East Africa) Ltd. In October 2016 Howard Humphreys (East Africa) Ltd was acquired by WS Atkins International Limited (part of the SNC-Lavalin Group) who retained ownership up to June 2021 when they made a strategic decision to exit the Africa Region. In July 2021, following a management but out, Howard Humphreys (East Africa) Ltd reverted to local ownership with majority shareholding by Kenyan Engineers registered with the Engineers Board of Kenya.

Vision Statement

Howard Humphreys’ vision is to be the preferred provider of cost effective and innovative engineering and management solutions to our customers. Our vision defines the platform of our business for our clients.

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to provide innovative and cost effective engineering and management solutions that satisfy the needs of our customers whilst guaranteeing continuous development of and benefit to our employees.

Value Statement

Howard Humphreys has developed a culture that has contributed to our success to date. Our culture is defined by the following values which we aspire to uphold as we carry out our business;

Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Howard Humphreys is committed to providing quality engineering that fully conforms to Client’s requirements and has therefore put in place quality management procedures that conform to recognized standards of practice. All services provided by the Company incorporate Quality Assurance Procedures, which are designed to provide a systematic, planned and cost effective approach to the companies’ activities.

Health and Safety

The Company’s Policy is to ensure that the Health and Safety requirements both statutory and those stipulated in the engineering services contracts with Clients on projects are recognized as the minimum standards. By a process of continuous improvement and good management practices, the Company has developed and maintains health and safety standards, which exceed the minimum standards. Howard Humphreys has a Health, Safety and Environment committee to ensure compliance with the above policy.