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Investment case

As construction, consulting and digital partners we engineer solutions to the most complex problems. Everything we do is rooted in delivery and organised around our customers, anticipating and solving their challenges across the infrastructure ecosystem.

Attractive market, with long term committed investment in strategic infrastructure

  • Focus on markets with committed spend underpinned by regulation, legislation or strategic national needs
  • Sustainable market growth driven by technological, demographic and environmental change
  • Strategic, long-term relationships with blue-chip clients who trust us to deliver on our promises.


Client focused in key sectors, where our capabilities differentiate us

  • Our complex programme delivery experience combined with our broader digital and consulting capabilities enable us to deliver better solutions
  • We are focused on key sectors which serve a strategic national need (transport, water, energy and defence)
  • Support clients across the full asset lifecycle with their strategic, operational and capital development programmes.


Well capitalised with a net cash position

  • Delivered strong adjusted profit growth in 2021, and increased cash generation with a year end net cash position of £119m
  • We have banking and bonding facilities in place to meet current and projected requirements
  • Take a balanced approach to capital allocation between investment in the business, maintaining a strong balance sheet and returns to shareholders.


Actions in place to drive growth in profit and margin

  • Upgraded contract risk management and delivery assurance processes
  • Improving margins on complex programme delivery contracts to 3-5%
  • Growing our consultancy services with margins of more than 5%
  • Growing our digital services with margins of more than 5%.


Our purpose