Healthy Middle East business underpins confidence for year ahead

Engineering consultant Atkins said it had started the year well, with first-quarter performance in line with expectations.

In its interim management statement for the quarter starting 1 April, the group said that the markets it has been working in remain strong overall and it is confident of further progress this year.

Atkins said its Middle East business is doing particularly well, with growth ahead of expectations and significant contract wins in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Oman.