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Top 100 Construction Companies 2009

The Top 100 construction companies league table ranks the UK's 100 biggest construction companies by turnover and profit. The table is compiled every September.

Rank by Company Name Turnover Pre-tax Profit
Turnover Profit
1 1 Balfour Beatty 9,486 270
2 3 Carillion 5,206 115.9
3 6 Laing O'Rourke 3,603 81.2
4 13 Morgan Sindall 2,548 62.3
5 12 Kier 2,374 63.4
6 15 Galliford Try 1,832 60.3
7 22 Newarthill (Sir Robert McAlpine) 1,817 33
8 7 Interserve 1,800 79.9
9 9 BAM (Construct & Nuttall) 1,709 73.7
10 5 Babcock 1,556 84.6
11 8 Amey UK 1,493 78.3
12 98 Skanska 1,481 -31.5
13 31 Vinci/Ringway 1,422 17
14 11 Mitie 1,407 67.9
15 82 Bovis Lend Lease 1,343 2.2
16 4 Keller 1,197 113.2
17 99 Enterprise 1,090 -61.5
18 40 ISG 1,090 12.6
19 100 Miller 1,047 -170
20 16 Wates 1,019 47.1
21 62 Rok 1,011 5.9
22 24 Costain 996 23.1
23 17 Bowmer & Kirkland 895 43.2
24 28 Willmott Dixon 839 20
25 25 Shepherd  718 22.9
26 34 Volker Wessels UK 701 15.3
27 36 Mace 654 14.9
28 23 Eaga plc 639 28.4
29 14 Keepmoat 559 61.7
30 10 Homeserve 555 71.8
31 26 Connaught 553 21.7
32 53 NG Bailey 525 8
33 27 Morrison Utility Services 493 20.1
34 20 J Murphy 445 34.7
35 32 May Gurney 437 17
36 33 Mears 420 16.6
37 21 Southern Electric Contracting 404 33.8
38 19 Lagan 400 37
39 60 Bouygues 398 6.3
40 18 Severfield Rowan 394 42.5
41 57 Renew Holdings 391 6.7
42 42 Emcor 357 10.8
43 38 Morrison Facilities Services 323 13.1
44 46 J B Leadbitter 323 9.9
45 70 Jarvis 322 4.5
46 48 Byrne Group 317 9.5
47 41 RG Carter 313 11.1
48 97 Spie Matthew Hall 312 -3
49 30 Spice plc 312 17.1
50 96 Geoffrey Osborne 304 -1.8
51 2 Bechtel 301 118.5
52 67 Ardmore 300 5.3
53 90 Barr Holdings 294 0
54 71 Canary Wharf Contractors 276 4.3
55 64 Ogilvie Group 258 5.7
56 85 Seddon 249 1.3
57 94 Styles & Wood 243 -0.9
58 68 Clancy 236 4.9
59 80 Sisk 226 2.6
60 52 Malcolm Group 225 8.2
61 61 Lorne Stewart 224 6.1
62 37 T Clarke 224 13.4
63 77 John Graham (Dromore) 218 2.9
64 87 Higgins 218 0.6
65 29 Apollo 214 18.6
66 49 Carey Group 213 9.1
67 45 Rotary 212 10.1
69 63 Midas 210 5.9
68 73 RG Group 210 3.6
70 51 Imtech 209 9
71 89 GB Building Solutions 207 0.1
72 78 North Midland Construction 202 2.9
73 39 PC Harrington 202 12.7
74 43 GSH Group 200 10.3
75 54 McLaughlin & Harvey 197 7.5
76 92 Brookfield 197 -0.4
77 83 Thomas Vale 195 2.2
78 95 Brett Group 195 -1.5
79 50 Simons Group 188 9.1
80 88 Patton Group 184 0.6
81 47 William Hare 182 9.9
82 74 Daniel Contractors 181 3.4
83 58 Bullock Construction 181 6.5
84 66 Integral UK 180 5.5
85 93 Durkan 179 -0.8
86 91 Mabey 177 -0.2
87 35 Rydon Group 176 15.2
89 72 McNicholas Construction 168 4.2
88 84 Doyle plc 168 1.6
90 81 Staveley Engineering Services 166 2.3
91 65 Robertson Group 165 5.7
92 76 Eric Wright Group 164 3.2
93 69 Headcrown 162 4.9
94 56 United House 161 6.8
95 75 Barhale 158 3.4
96 79 Clugston 155 2.8
97 86 Tolent 154 1.3
98 44 ESH Holdings 152 10.2
99 55 Forth Holdings 146 7.5
100 59 Thomas Armstrong 144 6.4


Notes: Ardmore: The figures are for Ardmore Construction, the largest element of the Ardmore Group, which includes Ardmore Construction, Paddington Construction, BCL Rail Services, BCL Plant and BCP (British Contractors Plant Limited). Barr/McLaughlin & Harvey: The companies are listed separately but have common ownership in Trench Holdings. Bechtel: UK arm of the American construction giant. Bouygues: The figures are for the three largest construction arms of the French giant Bouygues that operate in the UK: Bouygues UK, Colas and Warings. The figures are for the combined performance of the companies and most are straight additions, so no account is taken of any intertrading. Bouygues does not file consolidated accounts for its combined UK operations. Bouygues has other construction related interests in the UK such as Ecovert FM, Thermal Transfer and David Webster. These have not been included. Bovis Lend Lease: The figures are for Bovis Lend Lease Holdings Limited, registered in England, which is a subsidiary of Australian-owned Lend Lease Corporation Limited. Brett Group: The figures include some contribution from building materials. Carillion: Acquired Alfred McAlpine in late 2007. Enterprise: Figures for turnover and for 2007 are pro forma. No representative figure is provided for profit before tax and for staff costs for 2007. BAM: The figures are for the aggregate performance of BAN Construct (formerly HBG Construction) and BAM Nuttall (formerly Edmund Nuttall), both subsidiaries of the Dutch-based Royal BAM Group. The figures are not taken from consolidated group accounts and most are straight additions, so no account is taken of any intertrading. The figure for the highest paid director is for Nuttall. Headcrown: The parent company for a range of construction firms including Cruden Group, JF Finnegan, Gee Group and Browns of Wilmslow. No highest paid director was given in the consolidated accounts, so the figure taken is from JJ Finnegan. Lagan: The Lagan group of companies consist of five separate divisions trading as: Lagan Holdings; Lagan Cement; Lagan; Homes; Lagan Developments; Kingscourt Bricks. The financial information is provided by the company and comprises the aggregated figures for the trading divisions. Inter-trading has been netted out for the purposes of these figures. Laing O’Rourke: The 2008 figures are taken from the firm’s Annual Review 2008 presented on the company website. The figures are for Laing O’Rourke Corporation and thought to represent the consolidated operations of the business. These figures have been included despite the company not being UK registered, which would normally exclude it from inclusion in the listing. Laing O’Rourke Corporation is understood to be registered in the British Virgin Islands along with its parent Suffolk Partners Limited. The 2007 figures are for Laing O’Rourke plc and are verifiable through the UK Companies House data. The largest UK registered operation known to The Construction Index is Laing O’Rourke Construction Limited, which achieved a turnover of £623 million in the year to March 2008. Figures for the year to 2009 were not made available to The Construction Index before publication, but it is understood that Laing O’Rourke turned over £4.1 billion. Southern Electric Contracting: The firm is a subsidiary of the Scottish and Southern Energy Group. Vinci/Ringway: The figures are for the combined performance of both companies, which are both subsidiaries of the French-owned Vinci. The figures are taken from the individual filed company accounts and most are straight additions. No account is taken of any intertrading. Ringway figures for 2008 were not available, so the figures used for 2007. The figure for highest paid director is for Vinci. Vinci acquired Taylor Woodrow construction in the autumn of 2008. Taylor Woodrow construction had a turnover of about £690 million in 2007. Willmott Dixon: The firm bought back in-house its former housing maintenance and building specialist Inspace, which it floated on the stock market about three years ago. Figures for the full group have not been prepared. Those presented are mainly for the Willmott Dixon operation alone, although the firm provided aggregated figures for the turnover and profit of the aggregated business, which have been included.