ARC joint venture renews £30m contract with Scottish Water Locked

Atkins and RPS reappointed to provide specialist services for Scottish Water technical consultancy framework

Scotland, UK

App improves RPS staff safety and efficiency Locked

RPS switches from ‘buddy system’ to easy-to-use smartphone app and cloud-based monitoring hub to provide better protection for lone workers

UK

UK nuclear revival may be ‘unachievable’ Locked

Does the UK have the time, money and political will to embark on new nuclear projects?

UK

RPS leads research team on UK water leakage plan Locked

Reducing leakage and increasing reservoir capacity are critical to UK plans for increasing resilience against global warming

UK

RPS bosses pleased with ‘good set of numbers’ for 2021 despite challenges Locked

Group CEO and CFO take Environment Analyst through the year’s highlights, as international firm delivers solid results and pipeline going into 2022 against backdrop of lingering pandemic, inflationary pressures, energy market transition, and the ‘great resignation’

Europe, Global, UK

RPS updates on strategic progress in sustainability Locked

European player reports on internal and external opportunities arising from the ESG and sustainability agenda as its own climate targets receive SBTi approval

Europe, Global

RPS bags place on CCS framework Locked

Global infrastructure and professional services firm secures foothold on key CCS Construction Professional Services framework

UK

Inquiry for Leeds Bradford airport plan Locked

Secretary of state’s concerns centre on green belt protection, climate change, and flooding

UK

RPS continues ecology role for Forestry and Land Scotland Locked

Contract applies to the ‘spine of Scotland’ and will have a focus on restoring and protecting peatlands

UK

RPS and Stantec win Transport Scotland Framework place Locked

RPS and Stantec appointed to £40 million framework established to secure experienced multi-disciplinary consultants

UK

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

2021 Brownfield Awards: BAE Systems win three awards Locked

Dargavel Village, the regeneration of the former Bishopton armaments factory, won Best Ecological Enhancement award, Best Urban Regeneration/ Brownfield Scheme and Judges' Choice award

UK

RPS and STEM ambassadors to host climate careers workshops Locked

RPS aims to inspire the next generation on a career path that can make a difference

UK

RPS on the road to recovery Locked

The return of profit, the reinstatement of investor dividends, steady revenue, and a refreshed focus on ESG indicate a company emerging from CV-19 with a greater sense of purpose. CEO John Douglas speaks with EA’s Ross Griffiths on the release of RPS's first half results

Europe, Global, 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

UK

RPS and Wood nudge Pledge To Net Zero past key milestone Locked

Signatories pass the 100 mark as major consultancies join up - and the pledge joins UN initiative

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

RPS keeps the long view after 2020 hit

RPS’s journey of reinvention was hit hard by crosswinds from COVID-19. CEO John Douglas and CFO Judith Cottrell talked to Environment Analyst about the trials of 2020 and their effects on the professional services firm’s long-term plans

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, UK

Work begins Northampton Gateway interchange Locked

A team including FPCR, RSK, BWB, Vanguardia and RPS worked on the environmental statement for a key midlands infrastructure development

UK

RPS helps Hornsea Three get green light Locked

Following a lengthy delay, Ørsted’s Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm has been given development consent

UK

Consultants’ Q3 results hint of an upturn with a long way still to go Locked

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.

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Insight Report: UK offshore wind and global export opportunities Locked

We explore the opportunities available for environmental consultants to leverage their skills and expertise in the rapidly-developing offshore wind sector

UK

Brexit not so bleak for environmental consultants Locked

Environmental consultants may be less affected by Brexit transition than other business sectors. Will Hatchett, explains why

Europe, Global, UK

RPS appointed to public sector procurement framework Locked

UK

RPS doubles down on strategic priorities Locked

CEO talks up preservation of value, resources and capabilities as markets open post-COVID, with London-listed environmental and professional services firm slipping into loss during first half

Europe, Global, UK

EA Business Summit 2020: Could global benchmarking activate a race to net zero? Locked

A range of views on strategies for leading the climate change, ESG and net zero agendas, presented at the final panel session of this year’s EA Business Summit, converged on the need for standardised targets and benchmarking

Europe, Global

RPS to lead EIA for Scottish offshore wind farms Locked

UK-headquartered consultancy RPS has been appointed by SSE Renewables to lead the offshore environmental impact assessment (EIA) and shadow habitat regulation appraisal (HRA) for the Forth of Firth offshore wind farms at Berwick Bank and Marr Bank off the coast of Scotland.

Europe, Global, UK

RPS reports double-digit fee dip in April, May Locked

RPS has issued an update on COVID-19 and its impact on the business in advance of its trading update for the first six months of this year due on 21 July.

Europe, Global, UK

RPS expands US offshore wind support services Locked

UK-headquartered consultancy RPS is expanding in the US offshore wind sector, having appointed Richard Zeroka as director of permitting to lead its environment team based in Boston, Massachusetts to spearhead its push into this space.

Global, North America, UK

Delivering environmental assessments from a distance Locked

UK-headquartered consultancy RPS is among those who have put systems in place for delivering remote environmental assessments and audits for their clients in response to the restrictions on travel and social contact because of COVID-19.

Europe, Global, UK