Evolution celebrated its 20th year in business with a party for staff on board a New Orleans Paddle Steamer during the Henley Music Festival in July. The company, which took on its first employee in October 1996, was one of the early adopters of digital CCTV technology and its first major project was upgrading the CCTV control room at Canary Wharf.
Since those days it has expanded to comprise a team of almost 90 staff in offices in London, Birmingham, Dublin, and Edinburgh, where it recently opened larger premises. “Several of the employees at the party have been with the business almost from the beginning, and some of our senior staff originally started at Evolution as trainees,” said Richard Lambert, co-founder and Managing Director. Similarly, many of its original clients – including Statoil and the Daily Telegraph – are still active accounts.
Among the more unusual projects Evolution has been involved with over the last two decades was designing a wireless perimeter security detection system for nine CPNI water treatment plants and reservoirs; it was to provide early detection of intrusion in the lead up to the 2012 Olympic Games.