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Carillion's five divisions

Building: UK regional building (excluding private finance work) contract housing, Schal, Consult, Stanger. Turnover to 31 December 1998: £775M.

Services: building services and maintenance, facilities management and insurance services (Markfield). Turnover: £228M.

'We are expecting fast growth from facilities management. We are extending the health portfolio and expanding into corporate FM,' says Simms.

Infrastructure management: road and rail maintenance. Turnover: £257M.

'The real business will come from local authorities and Railtrack - if the Strategic Rail Authority can push Railtrack to invest,' claims Simms.

Private finance: Private Finance Initiative-related work, profits and cash in one profit centre. Existing private finance unit with interests in the concession companies, concession winning overhead team, and PFI contracts. Includes building and civils work related to PFI. Turnover: £97M.

Simms says: 'Better margins and cashflow than traditional work and we want to show them off.'

Capital projects: Overseas regional businesses carrying out general construction, and civils and process projects in UK and overseas. Turnover: £534M.

'We are backing out of turnkey risk and focusing overseas on our four strong regions of Canada, Caribbean, France and the Middle East,' Simms explains. 'We want to take our rail, services and concession companies into the regional companies overseas.'

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