A sustainable strategy

Our long-term strategy concentrates on developing our range of engineering services capabilities, both organically and through selective acquisitions. The Group targets acquisitions that bring complementary skills and allow us to deliver a wider range of services to our clients.

Progress in 2020

We have achieved further progress in our markets with a number of key framework awards and extensions in the period with both existing and new clients responsible for critical UK networks.

Future focus

Develop strategically important relationships by delivering market‑leading innovation and cost efficiencies to our clients.

Progress in 2020

We continued to develop our range of maintenance and renewals capabilities enabling us to provide long-term engineering services to our clients. We focus on essential non-discretionary spending on critical networks to ensure their continued reliability. These spending programmes are delivered through our clients’ visible operational expenditure budgets. Our engineering services, which keep key infrastructure networks operational, were deemed critical to the Covid-19 response.

Future focus

We position our business to access essential maintenance and renewals spending programmes with our new and existing clients.

Progress in 2020

In January the Group acquired Carnell, an established provider of specialist maintenance and renewals engineering services to the strategic highways network. Carnell has a national presence and is focused on direct delivery, non-discretionary maintenance and renewals.

Future focus

We continue to focus on the organic expansion of our engineering services capabilities and geographical coverage as well as seeking complementary engineering services acquisitions.

Progress in 2020

We offer direct delivery, market expertise and a local, responsive service to our clients. We continue to expand our range of capabilities to better meet the needs of our key clients.

We continued to strengthen our relationships with our clients throughout the pandemic.

Future focus

Develop our range of capabilities and utilise our market knowledge to align our business to our clients’ long-term objectives.

Continue to deliver a quality, safe and cost-effective service in our markets.

Progress in 2020

We continue to deliver both organic and acquisitive growth over the medium term. The Group’s range of capabilities has grown with the acquisition of Carnell, a provider of specialist renewal and maintenance engineering services to the strategic highways network.

Future focus

Continue to grow the Group’s Engineering Services operations, both organically and through selective complementary acquisitions.

Continue to develop growth opportunities in both existing and targeted emerging markets.