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
Canadian-headquartered rivals to create ‘global market leader in strategic environmental consulting’ through $1.14bn mega merger. WSP group CEO and senior leadership discuss unique features of ‘milestone’ deal and ramifications for the industry
Following the first six to eight months of pandemic-induced lockdowns and economic instability, the picture for some leading environmental consulting players features the tentative beginnings of an upturn.
Environment industry sector initiative to demonstrate leadership on climate action attracts 49 signatories in first six months. Founders explain to EA that COVID year disruption is not deterring firms from taking the pledge in spite of the added challenges, with both Jacobs and Mott MacDonald the latest recruits
The third of our special reports based on AEC Advisors’ CEO Forum series, addressing COVID-19 impacts and mitigation strategies, provides views based on the bosses of Environmental Partners, Kleinfelder, Stantec and WSP. Liz Trew reports
The first Environment Analyst Business Leaders’ Forum meeting of 2020 saw animated discussion around three interrelated themes of digital disruption, value proposition and the future environmental consultant
Environment line achieves 8% organic growth, double that of the multidiscipline group in FY19, as focus turns to employee health & safety and business continuity in the face of coronavirus. EA catches up with global environment & resources director, André-Martin Bouchard
Brexit fails to dampen sector thanks to a resurgent public sector spending and continued infrastructure activity. And there’s change at the top as WSP, Jacobs, RSK, AECOM and Mott MacDonald lead the pack, while APEM, Delta-Simons and Sweco enter EA’s Top 30 for the first time.