Our Ethos

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“Our secret? Treat human beings as you would like to be treated”. These are the words of our founder and former chairman M.F. Kent and it is the core belief that has guided our growth ever since his family began trading in Ireland 100 years ago. It is still the guiding principle behind everything we do as a global business today.

Our clients, colleagues, communities, contractors, suppliers, shareholders and partners are all valuable members of our global family – and how we communicate, listen, nurture and respond to every one of them is the foundation of our continued growth.

Our Ethos... A Simple Recipe

 As Frank says: “The key to our success is the loyalty and dedication of our workforce.  Wonderful, hard working people. Treat human beings as you would like to be treated, create the right environment and give them the opportunity to develop their own talents”.

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We care

Our core belief of treating human beings as you would like to be treated guides everything we do for our clients, our contractors, our colleagues and the communities we work in across all four corners of the globe.

We deliver

What makes us special is that we fuse vast experience and knowledge, amassed over 100 years, with a personal touch, underpinned by family values, meaning we are a true partner for our clients wherever – and whenever – they need us most.

We nurture

People have always been at the heart of our business and today, more than ever, respect, empathy and care – for our clients, fellow colleagues and environment – are central to everything we do.

We respond

We combine our proud history with visionary forward thinking to create a culture that encourages every one of us to use our unique skills and strengths to strive to make a positive impact and achieve excellence. Together, our energised people are our power.

"At Kentech you’re not just a headcount, you’re a heart count. When the company says it will engage and empower its people, and reward talent - it does that."

Akhan Imangeliyev, Regional HSE Manager, Eurasia

"We are family, they are not just words. Kentech lets me be who I am. Here I am doing things I love and learning great deal. I like that we stand strongest, getting better, making progress together."

Ainamkoz Duiimbayeva, Recruitment Specialist


On 30th July 2021, Kentech acquired the Oil and Gas Business of SNC-Lavalin. This led to the exciting relaunch of our new company, now known as Kent. For more info about Kent and the history of the companies that joined forces, please visit our new website: www.kentplc.com. This site will be closed in the coming months.