Amec, which came in second, made £31m on a margin of only 1%. In contrast, HBG/Edmund Nuttall, which has 40% of Amec's turnover, came third with £25.8m, thanks to its enviable 2.8% margins on contracting. Bottom-placed Laing continued to suffer the aftershocks of its financially disastrous Cardiff stadium project with operating losses of £5.3m.
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