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Thursday23 March 2017

Consultants

LATEST CONSULTANT INTERVIEW

Steve Morriss

Interview: Steve Morriss

28 Nov 14

The £2.3bn merger of US engineering giant Aecom with rival URS made it the UK’s second largest consultant. But where does it go from here and what does the merger mean for the UK? To find out, Building talked to Aecom’s EMEA boss Steve Morriss

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Guy Austin

Interview: Guy Austin

5 Feb 14

Property and construction consultancy Ridge works for clients who build, test and race the world’s fastest cars. And with turnover for the business as a whole rising by 20% last year, you’d expect it to be happy to just cruise along. But partner Guy Austin has other ideas

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Interview: Alinea

13 Dec 13

The founders of Alinea have a track record in Davis Langdon and EC Harris and some pretty impressive towers behind them. But can this offshoot compete with the big boys, and see off start-up rivals?

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Interview: Mark Reynolds, Mace

20 September 2013

Mace’s new chief executive on how he plans to double the firm’s turnover by 2020

Capita Symonds

Interview: Capita Symonds' Richard Marchant

4 Jul 13

Capita Symonds’ new chief executive has been brought back for a major rebranding job - including dropping the Symonds name

CH2M Hill Halcrow

Interview: Jacque Hinman

18 Apr 13

What CH2M Hill and Halcrow can do together now they’re one

Jason Prior, Aecom

Jason Prior: The big picture man

12 April 2013

Aecom’s head of buildings and places, Jason Prior, maps out where the company is headed

Stephen-Gee

Stephen Gee: Turning the tables

27 Mar 13

John Rowan & Partners emerged from the nineties’ recession with just five staff. This time around, it has already returned to growth, with a 25-year plan to employ 750 people worldwide. We spoke to managing partner Stephen Gee

Neill Morrison, DL

Neill Morrison: Second life

20 Mar 13

Two years ago, Davis Langdon partner Neill Morrison set up a cost consultancy firm for global giant Deloitte. He tells Adam Branson how the business is shaping up - and how getting former colleagues to join him differs from ‘poaching’ them

Ramboll

Ramboll interview: Back to black

07 December 2012

For a man who has a one million pound hole to fill, Steve Canadine, boss of Ramboll’s UK arm, doesn’t seem particularly worried

Philip Youell

Interview: Philip Youell, EC Harris

23 November 2012

EC Harris tied the knot with Arcadis a year ago and since then its chief executive has used their combined strength to win work worth £40m. Philip Youell tells Iain Withers the secrets to a successful takeover and where he intends to pitch for work in the future

Sean Tomkins

Sean Tompkins: Chartering new territory

26 October 2012

With the RICS’ overseas membership up to 35,000, chief executive Sean Tompkins isn’t about to be blown off course by parochial critics back home

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Ann Bentley: Stepping up

31 August 2012

It would be understandable if Rider Levett Bucknall UK’s new chair felt intimidated by her predecessor’s legacy. But,as Building reports, Ann Bentley is ready to fill the role in her own way

Neil McArthur

Arcadis' Neil McArthur: This is just the start

09 March 2012

When Arcadis bought EC Harris last year, it became the 10th largest design consultant in the UK and gained leverage in Asia and the Middle East. Now it’s brought in Neil McArthur to spend a further £100m on acquisitions and turn it into an even bigger global player. Building asked him if he was up to the job. Portrait by Jon Enoch

Keith Howells

Mott Macdonald's Keith Howells: 'It's a bit like star wars'

17 February 2012

How should the UK’s largest independent consultant respond to the ‘evil Empire’ of consolidated corporations taking over the market? Mott MacDonald chairman Keith Howells tells Building about the company’s plans to strike back. Tom Campbell photography

Donald Lawson

Donald Lawson: Bigger and better

25 November 2011

Faithful + Gould boss Donald Lawson knows a thing or two about consolidation thanks to Atkins’ takeover 15 years ago. He tells Building how it got the firm to where it is today

Sean Tomkins

Sean Tompkins: Setting it straight

28 October 2011

?The RICS has faced a lot of criticism lately, with its global expansion drive and proposal to drop its top level qualification under fire. Iain Withers finds out how chief executive Sean Tompkins plans to reconcile ambitious plans abroad with winning back support at home

Mike Carroll

Hold very tight, please: Mike Carroll interview

07 October 2011

How do you put a consultancy firm in prime position for growth in the next few years? Mike Carroll, chief executive of Arcadis, tells Emily Wright why flexibility and change are essential to future success

Steve Morriss

Steve Morriss interview: when opportunity knocks

26 August 2011

At just 44 Steve Morriss was headhunted to take on one of the most high profile roles in consultancy - heading up Aecom Europe. Emily Wright talks to him about his plans to grow the business and how the merger with Davis Langdon is working out

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Buro Happold's new leaders: ‘We try to engineer better lives’

10 June 2011

Buro Happold’s new leaders say that its mission is to improve the world. But can it really put ethics above profits as it expands globally? Here we ask the difficult questions

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Jeremy Horner: We will stay true to our values

03 June 2011

When Davis Langdon merged with Aecom last August, many clients worried that the British institution would lose its identity. But for Jeremy Horner, the group’s global chief executive, things had to change in order to stay the same - and besides, it was never all that British anyway. Portrait by David Vintiner

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