While Brexit is a worry, their UK focus means most specialist contractors have less to fear than some, and workloads are healthy for now. But there are concerns about the pipeline ahead, and payment issues are a headache
Brexit is under way, but that has not deterred the UK’s Top 150 consultants from increasing their UK staff numbers
This year’s contractors and housebuilders Top 150 shows the sector enjoying reasonably benign market conditions but remaining fearful of the uncertainties of Brexit and volatile domestic politics
Many specialist contractors are seeing margins recover, but wariness about future work remains
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Consultants grew their UK staff by 5% overall during the past year, but where was the biggest growth and are cuts on their way as the post-Brexit fall-out makes itself felt?
Interactive table showing the top 50 project managers, ranked by the number of UK project management staff employed by each firm
Interactive table showing the top 50 engineers, ranked by the number of UK chartered engineering staff employed by each firm
Interactive table showing the top 50 architects, ranked by the number of chartered architectural staff employed by each firm
Interactive table showing the top 50 quantity surveyors, ranked by the number of chartered quantity surveyors employed by each firm
This year’s contractors and housebuilders Top 150 shows the sector pulling out of recession, but economic danger remains
From the outside things may be looking better for specialist firms but money is still tight, especially with some contractors imposing tough terms and long payment times. Is it time for specialists to cut out the middle-men?
In the UK’s newly recovered economy there is plenty of work for this year’s top 150 consultants, allowing them to pick and choose what they bid
Building’s full Top 150 consultants 2015 survey is out tomorrow, but we’re releasing the results showing the top 50 engineers online today
Building’s full Top 150 consultants 2015 survey is out on Friday, but we’re releasing the results showing the top 50 architects online today