It took five years for Christina Hsieh to build the confidence to start her own business. In 2017, she made the leap and founded her own structural engineering company, CH Simple Design. Structural engineering involves the design, analysis and safety planning of the structural components of architecture such as buildings, towers and bridges. “To have the freedom to do what you want is very powerful, but it is also scary,” she says.
Taking control of your career
Christina, 40, grew up in Taiwan and trained to be an engineer. She moved to the UK in 2001. She fully believes in the importance of quality control and innovative structural engineering solutions. She applies this belief in quality and innovation to all her work with clients.
Christina wanted to start her own company to gain more control over how she works and how projects are run. “I started the company with no previous clients,” she explains. She has now built up a considerable client base and is receiving requests from existing and new customers.