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Firms ranked by fees rendered

Atkins remains the biggest earner in UK consultancy. with fees earned up from £1.26bn to £1.30bn. Mott MacDonald remains second but WSP overtakes Arup to take third place. Mace is a new entry this year in sixth.

PositionLast yearCompanyFees (£M)Last year
11Atkins 1295.71264
22Mott MacDonald  847.4693
34WSP 760550
43Arup  716569
6-Mace 560-
87RPS  469350
98Halcrow 372.6308
109Scott Wilson343.3300.2
1110Capita Symonds 259.8235
1211White Young Green 246.2204.2
1312EC Harris 235180
1415Hyder Consulting 196.9167.45
1513AECOM UK (formerly Faber Maunsell)188.4171.6
1614Davis Langdon 184170
1717Parsons Brinckerhoff (Europe Africa)179.25141
1816Turner & Townsend178.71155
2120Waterman  118112.4
2226Buro Happold112.568.65
2423Bureau Veritas UK 9085
2522Black & Veatch 84.786.9
2821URS 60.3104.9
2929Balfour Beatty Management 5642.6
3028Entec UK 54.245
3131Pell Frischmann49.9839.83
3332Royal Haskoning45.0638
3430Peter Brett Associates 44.6639.9
3534Ramboll Whitbybird4235.9
36-Morgan Professional Services 41.1-
3736Steer Davies Gleave36.8729.2
3835WA Fairhurst & Partners34.629.9
39-Lend Lease Projects 33.6-
4041Cundall Johnston and Partners 31.1724.8
4142MVA Consultancy3123.33
4252RSK 30.7719.13
4554Wardell Armstrong2817.7
4544SLR Consulting 2821
4849Hill International24.119.8
4943Colin Buchanan2423
5050Jacobs Consultancy22.119.59
5153Pick Everard21.718.2
5240Sinclair Knight Merz 21.220
5346HR Wallingford 20.720.7
54-Interfleet Technology 19.42-
57-High-Point Rendel15.5-
5860Opus International Consultants (UK) 15.211
5956BWB Consulting 14.6514
6051Corus Infrastructure Services14.519.5
6146Clarke Bond 1410.74
61-Golder Associates (UK) 14-
6364Frankham Consultancy  13.7510.3
6463MLM 13.610.6
6557Curtins Consulting 13.512.5
6666Tony Gee and Partners 12.79.5
6762WRc 11.9810.72
68-Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Services10-
6968Alan Baxter & Associates 9.69.1
7070JBA Consulting9.478.1
7165Walsh 9.49.7
7369Clancy Consulting 8.398.43
7480Hydrock Consultants 8.156.2
7572Millard Consulting7.67.6
76-Noble Denton BOMEL 7.2-
7776Thomasons 7.176.88
7874Glanville Consultants 7.157.1
7975STATS 6.717.06
8079JNP 6.56.4
8181Donaldson Associates 6.36.17
8295Strainstall  6.24.4
8371Project Centre 6.137.77
85-Shepherd Gilmour5.8-
8657Roughton  5.7712.5
8784Mayer Brown 5.545.5
88-Harley Haddow 5.443.37
8982Lincolnshire County Council  5.265.85
9096Robert West Consulting5.154.37
91-Tritech Rail 5.1-
9287Skanska Technology 5.065.35
9393GHA Livigunn54.73
9489Rolton  4.845.27
9594Gary Gabriel Associates4.84.6
9584Upton McGougan 4.85.5
95-Gwynedd Consultancy4.84.3
98-Wilde Consulting Engineers4.6-
9953Goodson Associates4.544.1
10054COTEBA 4.53.4


Table shows total value of fees rendered in 2008, ie turnover less fees paid to subconsultants and disbursements recovered at cost. This may be a best estimate if final figures were not available