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Kennedy and Jenkin

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Kennedy and Jenkin, consulting engineers, of Westminster

1889 Sir Alexander Kennedy established his consultant engineering practice, focussed on electrical engineering.

1897 Sydney Bryan Donkin started work for the business

1899 Kennedy took his Chief assistant, Bernard Maxwell Jenkin, into partnership as Kennedy and Jenkin

1902 John Macfarlane Kennedy, son of Sir Alexander, joined the business

1908 Mr Sydney Bryan Donkin and Mr. John Macfarlane Kennedy became partners.

1913 The firm became Kennedy and Donkin. Presumably at this time Bernard Jenkin had retired. The business went on to focus on power generation and electricity distribution projects.

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