HCL Consulting Ltd. was established in 2001 for providing professional services in building consultancy, project management as well as ISO 9001 & QSPSC certification. In 2005, HCL expanded to Macau and opened the Ho Chung Ming Consultants (Macau) Ltd. for providing the scope of professional building consultancy including project management, structural design, ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 certification, and building inspection. In 2007, HCL also developed HCL International Ltd. for providing professional training in mentorship schemes to engineers, surveyors, builders, and environmentalists. In 2016, HCL further developed the Ho Chung Ming Consultants Zhuhai Ltd. for supporting services in Mainland China.
Dr. Tommy Ho is the founder of HCL Consulting Ltd. He graduated from Building Studies at the City University of Hong Kong in 1995 and then further studied in the Postgraduate Certificate in Building Engineering at the Hong Kong University SPACE. In 2012, he achieved the Ph.D. in Engineering Management in the West Coast University and Doctor of Excellence Honoris Causa issued by the CIAC Global in 2018. In 2022, he achieved the Executive Doctor of Business Administration at the European International University. At this time, Dr. Tommy Ho has also committed to lifelong learning and studying in Business Sustainability Management at the University of Cambridge.
In 2002, he was one of the council member and assessor of the Chartered Institute of Building and Australian Institute of Building in Hong Kong Chapter. Currently, he is the first group of engineer mentor of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University since 2003. He is very active for the professional associations that he is the founder and Chairman of Central Committe of the Hong Kong Institute of Environmentalists since 2010, the first president of the Society of the Environmental Engineers(UK) in Hong Kong Chapter from 2011 to 2019, the first president of the Australian Institute of Building in Macau Branch since 2014. In 2018, he was appointed as a professor of practice at the Hong Kong Institute of Education for Sustainable Development.
He has extensive experiences in project management for building works, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 for building contractors, suppliers and other business organizations, HKQAA-QSPSC and business development.
His father, Mr. Ho Nam Hoi who was the founder of the Pak Kumis Indonesian Food Co., in Yuen Long of Hong Kong since 1996. The Pak Kumis is also one of the famous family Indonesian food for Indonesian maids and local people.
His grandfather, Dr. Ho Fat Cheun who was the founder of the Dr. Ho Fat Cheun Chinese Acupuncture Clinic in Jakarta of Indonesia, which established in 1950. This Chinese Clinic was one of the Chinese professional serving the local community until his dead in 1987.
From 1st April 2021, HCL International Ltd has merged with the HCL Consulting Ltd and Ho Chung Ming Consultants Zhuhai Ltd.. Therefore, HCL International will providing multi professional services including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, HKQAA - QSPSC certification consultancy, building and environmental consultancy, mentorship scheme and distance learning.