Euro giants smell blood

If you thought work opportunities in the UK were scarce, the message from this year’s Top 200 European contractors survey is that competition is set to hot up even more – continental style. Significant spend on the UK infrastructure is attracting interest from some of the biggest and best construction firms in Europe. Many, including Bouygues are increasing their presence here as a result.

Find out who's making the biggest moves in our league tables, and read analysis on what it means for the UK.



Euro contractors: Is the UK market in their grip?

21 January 2011

Even the big guns in this year’s Top 200 European contractors league tables will feel the pain as public spending shrinks everywhere. But they could find good hunting among the UK’s large projects. Dave Lowery examines what lies behind the rankings listed over the next nine pages


Madani Sow: Why it’s great to be in Britain

21 January 2011

Innovation in business practice and access to wider markets make Britain a good place for a French contractor to be, says the boss of Bouygues UK. And then there is the opportunity for more acquisitions

Group Country Turnover Change
Vinci France €32,459,600
Bouygues Pole Construction France €23,640,000
Hochtief Germany €20,566,000
Acs Spain €15,605,900
Vinci Construction France €14,549,000
Eiffage France €13,233,000
Strabag Austria €13,021,000
Skanska Sweden €12,878,000
Fcc Spain €12,699,629
Ferrovial Spain €12,095,000