Market Intelligence Service

Net zero success depends on attracting students to crucial sectors Locked

Survey of nearly 4,000 16-23-year-old students about the UK's green transition suggests a possible shortfall in jobs across key sectors.


WSP UK claims to be ‘almost half’ green Locked

UK division of Canadian-headquartered firm makes good progress on carbon reduction but lags on proportion of senior positions held by women.

Europe, Global, UK

Brownfield Awards 2022: spotlight on digital, net zero and social value Locked

This year’s flagship awards event for the brownfield community featured particularly innovative applications and a record number of ‘Highly Commended’ entries.


Tetra Tech outbids WSP for RPS Locked

Rival makes surprise play for London-listed environmental and energy consultant with £636m cash offer, as WSP considers next move

Europe, Global, UK

Low carbon economy is key to prosperity says Aldersgate Group Locked

New manifesto urges government to focus on energy efficiency and not to abandon commitments on carbon reduction, nature restoration and waste.


Jacobs and WSP join hydrogen alliance Locked

Latest recruits welcome prospect of green hydrogen made from nuclear power in the UK’s first net zero carbon industrial cluster.


Global consulting market: all change at the top as climate & ESG drivers dominate Locked

EA’s latest industry data and research report reveals emergence of the sector's own ‘big four’ as environmental & sustainability consulting market sees record M&A activity and solid post-COVID recovery. 


Sustainability Consulting Awards winners announced Locked

Winners include Jacobs for transforming its internal net zero and sustainability performance; WSP’s game-changing acquisition of Golder; and RIO ESG’s role in developing an innovative AI-enabled ESG ratings platform

Global, North America, UK

WSP to acquire RPS, expanding E&S consultancy presence globally & in UK Locked

WSP’s agreement to purchase RPS will further Canadian-based firm’s ambition to become the premier global environmental & sustainability consultancy, with 23,000 experts worldwide.

Canada, Europe, North America, UK

Twin acquisitions bolster WSP UK Locked

Capita divests 'non-core' Real Estate & Infrastructure business following declining revenues, including in environmental consultancy, with WSP the acquirer.

Europe, Global, UK

ESG and net zero define new era for UK E&S consulting Locked

Environment Analyst’s latest UK E&S Market Assessment report documents a resurgence in demand for E&S consulting services as a result of ESG and net zero imperatives, combined with the post-pandemic recovery.

Europe, Global, UK

WSP reports more than 50% “clean” revenue for 2021 Locked

Firm's 2021 sustainability report shows ghg emissions reductions to be ‘on track’ – but only a ‘slight’ increase in women filling management positions results in missed social target.

Global, North America, UK

WSP acquires Wood Environment & Infrastructure to secure sector leadership Locked

WSP fulfils ambition to lead the global environmental consulting industry with purchase of Wood’s built environment business for just shy of $2bn, a year after completing Golder megamerger

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Green building consortium promotes circularity programme Locked

Major global consultancies support initiative to ensure circularity and efficiency in building and construction sectors.

Europe, Global, North America, UK

WSP to recruit 2,000 in UK & Ireland Locked

Recruitment drive covers all areas and includes hundreds of graduate and apprenticeship roles

Europe, Global, UK

WSP plans regional expansion based from Leeds Locked

New location to support future growth ambitions in Yorkshire


Consultancies leading by example in the journey to net zero Locked

An Environment Analyst panel explored progress being made by environmental & sustainability advisers in both facilitating and leading in a just transition - featuring business leaders from AECOM, Anthesis, ERM and WSP 

Global, UK

Consultants appointed to Construction Professional Services Framework Locked

Nine consultants secure environmental roles under £1.7bn, four-year agreement from the Crown Commercial Service


Former CEO of Golder appointed chair of Cumming Group Locked

Global, North America, UK

WSP appointed to Crown Commercial Service framework Locked

47,000-strong global firm wins place on Crown Commercial Service’s Construction Professional Services Framework including the provision of environmental and sustainability services


All net zero roads lead to Glasgow Locked

The COP26 climate change conference has provided a focus to boost to net zero campaigns all over the world

Europe, Global

Global consulting majors update on first half of 2021 Locked

SNC-Lavalin, Stantec and WSP report on financial highlights and challenges during the second quarter to complete the picture for the first six months of the year for the Canadian-headquartered triumvirate. Their experiences mark a US market proving a little slower in recovery than other COVID-impacted regions.

Global, North America, UK

Conservationists wait for legal protection over London’s Disneyland Locked

Conservationists opposing plans for a huge theme park south of the Thames, one of two UK homes for a rare jumping spider are waiting for legal protection to be officially declared


Consultants help drive homes boost Locked

Some of largest environmental consultancies in the UK are to advise Homes England on delivering new homes, including AECOM, Arcadis and WSP


Business leaders debate sustainability within the brownfield sector Locked

Senior representatives from ten environmental & engineering consultants, remediation contractors and developers discussed the role of the brownfield & regeneration sector in delivering sustainability


Soaring demand and cultural compatibility: M&A today Locked

A sellers’ market and soaring demand characterise the acquisition landscape in the consulting engineering space, but buyers are no less determined to ensure cultural compatibility between M&A matches

Global, North America, UK

Consultants accused of underestimating carbon impact of airport expansion

NEF report claims the climate impact of regional airport expansions has been underestimated by scheme proponents, and the consultants working for them


Consultancies make fresh sustainability commitments Locked

Four of the leading global environmental consulting firms have in recent days committed to new or more ambitious climate and sustainability targets for their own operations

Global, North America, UK

UK environmental consulting resilient despite Brexit & CV-19

Sector hits all-time high of £1.9bn in 2019 before pandemic forces decline last year; Jacobs confirmed new market leader, then RSK, WSP, AECOM and RPS; demand for climate change & energy services surges as net zero and climate resilience efforts ramp up

Europe, Global, UK

WSP ‘pleased with performance’ in challenging FY20 Locked

COVID impacts lead group to organic revenue contraction of 3.6%, as environment line benefits from substantial M&A investment and accelerated sustainability drivers

Global, North America, UK