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Jackie Whitelaw's stories

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  • The East London Line is ready for trial

    Express delivery of the East London LineSubscription

    Feature21 January, 2010

    By the end of next week London’s newest rail service, the East London Line, will be handed over to its operator ahead of time and to a six-year-old budget. Jackie Whitelaw reports.

  • Consultants File

    Reminder: Get your entries in for NCE's Consultants File 2010Subscription

    News14 January, 2010

    All firms who wish to appear in this year’s NCE Consultants File should now have received information on how to access the online form. Deadline for completion is 23 January.

  • Lawrence Hughes from Grontmij

    Grontmij restructures to boost regional synergiesSubscription

    News14 January, 2010

    Grontmij UK chief executive Lawrence Hughes this week emerged as one of the big winners in a major restructuring of the Grontmij group.

  • Grontmij

    Hughes wins in Grontmij reshuffleSubscription

    News12 January, 2010

    Gronmij UK chief executive Lawrence Hughes is one of the big winners in a major restructure of the Dutch-based group.

  • Mouchel director Richard Cuthbert

    Ex-Atkins boss stalks Mouchel in VT group Subscription

    News7 January, 2010

    A former Atkins chief executive and a one time Balfour Beatty group MD are leading a bid by support services organisation VT Group to buy consultant Mouchel.

  • Balfour Beatty

    Balfour Beatty 1909-2009: The first 100 yearsSubscription

    Feature10 December, 2009

    Britain’s biggest contractor Balfour Beatty has been celebrating its 100th anniversary all year and the presents have kept arriving in the shape, for instance, of a win on the M25 DBFO in May and the purchase of Parsons Brinckerhoff in October. But what is in store for the future? Jackie Whitelaw talks to chief operating officer Andrew McNaughton to find out.

  • Andrew McNaughton, Balfour Beatty chief operating officer

    Crossrail loss led to Balfour Beatty buySubscription

    News10 December, 2009

    Contractor Balfour Beatty has revealed that losing out to Bechtel in the race for the Crossrail project delivery partner contract spurred it to buy US professional services group Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB).

  • Consultants File

    Make sure your firm is in the Consultants FileSubscription

    News10 December, 2009

    It is Christmas so it is time to start completing NCE’s Consultants File 2010 questionnaire.

  • Businessman

    Sabbaticals and extra holiday help consultants fight downturnSubscription

    News5 November, 2009

    Water consultants are offering employees sabbaticals and opportunities to take extra leave as the traditional dip in water industry workload created by five yearly price reviews kicks in.

  • St Petersburg flood barrier

    St Petersburg flood barrier: Russia’s priceless defenceSubscription

    Feature29 October, 2009

    After 30 years, a giant construction effort to protect the beautiful city of St Petersburg from catastrophic flooding is drawing close to completion. Jackie Whitelaw reports on an historic civils project.