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Founding

The origins of J. Burrow Limited dates back to 1963 when an entrepreneurial Civil Engineer by the name of John Burrow established an Engineering Consulting practice in Lusaka, Zambia. The firm then known as John Burrow & Partners, rapidly expanded to become a leading provider of Civil and Structural Engineering design and construction services in the East and Southern African regions. When the development of primary infrastructure services were being developed in these areas, John Burrow & Partners became one of the leading engineering service providers with an enviable track record in providing a successful service.

Expansion by the mid Eighties

By the mid eighties, from it's African roots the company had expanded to a sizable operation with an unblemished track record and reputation for delivering reliable, relevant and high quality consulting services. The company was represented in over a dozen countries on the African Continent & the United Kingdom and from this base was executing assignments in countries as far a field as Thailand, Malaysia and China. In order to improve its operational efficiency and management effectiveness a decision was taken to form two separate entities for the United Kingdom & African based operations. This gave rise to John Burrow & Partners Overseas which held all the African business units.

The following two decades

During the following two decades John Burrow & Partners Overseas went through three ownership and name changes. However, throughout this period, the range and quality of services provided were maintained and indeed the core team of key professionals remained with the firm. The company also implemented a policy of local capacity building and empowerment of local professionals by grouping the businesses into stand alone enterprises in Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Swaziland. The local professionals in each of these subsidiary companies were then invited to become majority shareholders, thus creating leading consulting engineering firms in each of these four countries.

The Present

From the 1st January 2006 the company became known as J Burrow Limited. We have operational bases in South Africa, Zambia, Swaziland & Zimbabwe with project offices in Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Sierra Leone and Zanzibar.
J. Burrow Limited now has significant experience at delivering Engineering and Project Management services for the development of infrastructure. The company prides itself in being entrepreneurial and being able to respond quickly and appropriately to the urgent need for implementation capacity to improve the physical infrastructure development of the African continent.

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