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A decade of giving our best. A decade of innovating.  A decade of creating a lasting legacy. 

Over two glorious months in 2012, the world immersed itself in a spectacle of skill and courage hosted against a backdrop of state-of-the-art venues. The 2012 Games itself was designed to inspire a generation, but this is only one facet of the story. For Mace, it encompassed six years of expert and novel delivery methods producing the safest, most sustainable, successful Games the world had ever seen.

This one project redefined how we do things and accelerated the pace of change, and today we are still involved in the Queen Elizabeth Park – creating a lasting legacy, a new vibrant corner of London that is supporting communities to thrive.

Mace is the only major consultant to have been involved from candidate city application through to the legacy, and to mark this important anniversary, some of the people who made the Games happen, who saw their careers sky rocket as a result, and who have gone on to lead industry transformation, share their memories of how this one project presents such a defining moment in history.

#OutofthePark Careers

From delivering the venues and infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to the launch of our award-winning apprenticeship scheme, 2012 was a year that transformed us. We’re taking a moment to reflect, but also to look to the future. So why not browse our latest vacancies and see where you could fit in?

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Mark Reynolds

On the anniversary of the London 2012 Closing Ceremony, our Group Chairman and CEO, Mark Reynolds, identifies the foundations of Mace’s purpose and priorities that lie in London 2012 and the people and partners we worked with.


From candidate city application, to delivering the Games as part of the CLM delivery partnership, through to the legacy; Mark explains how London 2012 allowed us to develop our programme management expertise and build on our strengths to become global programme managers.

Jason Millett

Jason Millett, our CEO for Consult, began his Mace journey as Venues Director at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, delivering the design and construction for major venues such as the Velodrome and Aquatics Centre. Fast forward 14 years, London 2012’s legacy has created a vibrant local community, with new housing, workplaces, and a tech centre. 

Jason shares how the success of London 2012 allowed Mace to create a foundation of long-lasting partnerships around the world, explaining that projects such as Expo 2020, Go Expansion and the Pan-American Games wouldn’t have happened without the confidence we can give our clients that we’ve successfully done this before.

Frank Randles

Frank Randles, Business Unit Director for Pharma and Life Sciences, reflects upon the memories and legacy created at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park over the last ten years.

Frank shares how the success of London 2012 has enabled Mace to transfer its knowledge and expertise on the delivery of complex projects such as the Nightingale Hospital. 

Gintare Butkute

Gintare Butkute, Planning Manager for Mace Consult, looks back to 2012, pondering the lessons learnt and the legacies established.

Gintare shares how the experience laid the foundations for a successful career in the built environment - the importance of collaboration, building relationships and going the extra mile.

Davendra Dabasia

Davendra Dabasia, International Managing Director, Consultancy, recounts joining the project as far back as 2007, and draws particular attention to the community benefits of the Games.

With the event largely responsible for the regeneration of what has gone on to become one of the most popular areas to live in London, Davendra looks back on that journey, with 2012 also kick-starting a remarkable decade of Mace growth.