Consultants

Steve Morriss

Interview: Steve Morriss

2014-11-28T06:00:00+00:00By

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

Guy Austin

Interview: Guy Austin

2014-02-05T09:04:00+00:00By

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

2013-12-13T06:00:00+00:00By

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

2013-09-20T00:00:00+01:00By

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

Capita Symonds

Interview: Capita Symonds' Richard Marchant

2013-07-04T06:00:00+01:00By Adam Branson

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

2013-04-18T06:00:00+01:00By 2 comments

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

Jason Prior, Aecom

Jason Prior: The big picture man

2013-04-12T00:00:00+01:00By

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

Stephen-Gee

Stephen Gee: Turning the tables

2013-03-27T06:00:00+00:00By Adam Branson

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

2013-03-20T09:54:00+00:00By Adam Branson

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

2012-12-07T00:00:00+00:00By

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

2012-11-23T00:00:00+00:00By

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

2012-10-26T00:00:00+01:00By

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

2012-08-31T00:00:00+01:00By , Adrian Eakin

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

Graham Reid

Hyder power: Graham Reid

2012-07-12T00:00:00+01:00By Emily Wright

Graham Reid, Hyder’s UK managing director, explains how the firm has found itself with 500 vacancies to fill

Neil McArthur

Arcadis' Neil McArthur: This is just the start

2012-03-09T00:00:00+00:00By Joey Gardiner

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 ...

Keith Howells

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

2012-02-17T00:00:00+00:00By

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

Charles McBeath

Charles McBeath on Ramboll growth: Why stop now?

2012-01-27T00:00:00+00:00By Emily Wright

For Charles McBeath, head of Ramboll UK, the secret to growth is acquisition and last year he doubled the size of his company by acquiring engineering firm Gifford, boosting turnover from £35m to £58m. But that, he tells Building, was just for starters

Donald Lawson

Donald Lawson: Bigger and better

2011-11-25T00:00:00+00:00By

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

2011-10-28T00:00:00+01:00By

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

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John Moore: Looking for Moore

2011-10-14T00:00:00+01:00By Emily Wright

What do you do when your main revenue stream is reduced? If you’re John Moore and the head of Balfour Beatty Engineering Services, you turn to your other divisions - and boost them with acquisitions

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