Prosurv Consult scooped this award by wowing the judges with its ability to deliver growth in turnover, profit and staff in a year that has challenged the hardiest of consultants
Construction Consultant/Surveyor of the year
Sponsored by Hays Construction
Prosurv Consult has seen a consistent rise in turnover, profit and staff numbers since it was set up in 2004. In the last year alone, the firm has increased turnover by 21% and turnover per full-time technical employee is up 10% since this time last year. The group has grown to such a degree that it has needed to re-locate to self built offices - a project entirely self funded - to accommodate such a rapid increase in staff numbers - 17% in just one year. This growth has been fuelled by a succession of high-profile project wins including acting as employers agent and quantity surveyor on a new £400m Swansea University Campus building. Prosurv Consult has successfully secured workload for the next three years - all based on repeat business.
Judges described Prosurv Consult as “a dynamic company” and picked out its strong financials against such a tough economic backdrop as a real sign of the firm’s strength. They added that such high levels of repeat business was another key indicator of the group’s strong reputation and ability to deliver, all of which has resulted in a strong outlook for 2012.
The group, only set up in 2009, grew to 22 staff and consultants in 2011, an 180% increase in one year. Its UK operating profit also grew - by 22% - as did its percentage of repeat business which rose by 59%. Its clients include Land Securities, Barratt and the BBC.
In the past five years Mecserve’s workload has benefitted from 93% worth of repeat business. The group works on projects for clients including Crown Estate, Stanhope and Minerva, and has seen a 26% rise in operating profit over the last year and a 65% rise over the last three.
After a dip in 2009/10, Quantem came back fighting in 2011 boosting turnover 64% to just under £3m thanks to restructuring the business and winning work on high profile schemes including 200 Aldersgate, Victory House and George Street in the capital.
Southfacing has played a big role on the Olympic project, helping the aquatics centre, velodrome, handball arena and Eton Manor score BREEAM “Excellent” ratings with its provision of software and consultancy in sustainable construction.
Ward Williams Associates
Ward Williams Associates was named in Building’s Consultants’ Survey as one of the top 20 fastest growing firms of its kind in the UK. The group has been increasing its presence overseas with a focus on the Middle East - which accounts for 35% of total turnover.