Market Intelligence Service

M&A updates for Ricardo and Tetra Tech Locked

Ricardo acquires Greek energy and environment modelling consultancy, while Tetra Tech seals RPS deal.

Europe, Global, UK

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

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. 


Arcadis and RPS report strong half year results Locked

Resilience business area delivers bulk of Arcadis revenue; RPS (which has just accepted a buyout bid from WPS) sees positive trends in urbanisation and natural resources — and a growing headcount.

Europe, Global, Netherlands, 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

Exec moves: John Chubb leaves RPS; Mott Mac gets new MD Locked

RPS UK&I consulting head is considering his next move; while at Mott MacDonald Richard Risdon replaces Cathy Travers, post-promotion.


Consultancies up the ante on NZ and ESG goals Locked

Six months after the publication of Environment Analyst’s acclaimed ‘Consultancies in the race to net zero’ report – and in celebration of UK Net Zero Week – we explore how the top players are looking to advance their leadership role in the transition to a low-carbon economy.


RPS to sample soils across N Ireland’s agricultural land Locked

“Transformative” endeavour will support sustainable farming and carbon management — and require 200 new recruits.


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 nuclear revival may be ‘unachievable’ Locked

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


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


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


Inquiry for Leeds Bradford airport plan Locked

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


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


RPS and Stantec win Transport Scotland Framework place Locked

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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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