Top 150 consultants 2018 crop

Top 150 Consultants 2018 - preparing for change, full analysis of the results

Top 50 Surveyors 2018

Top 50 Project Managers 2018

Top 50 Engineers 2018

Top 50 Architects 2018

Top 150 Consultants 2018
RankFirmTotal UK chartered staffTotal UK staffWorldwide staffAnnual UK fees (£’000)Offices
20182017 2017201820172018201720182016/2017 financial year2017/2018 financial yearUKWorldwide
1 1 Mott MacDonald 3,692 3,697 7,107 7,115 16,006 15,642 £560,600 £663,700 38 134
2 2 Aecom 3,003 2,767 6,962 6,054 77,554 78,366 £494,000 £620,000 42 630
3 4 WSP UK1 - 2,329 - 6,481 - - £432,172 - 60+ 500
4 3 Arcadis 1,923 2,109 3,356 3,671 27,000 27,327 £424,000 £445,000 26 350
5 5 Arup2 1,802 1,901 5,308 5,599 14,134 14,847 £553,000 £600,000 14 73
6 6 Turner & Townsend 1,660 1,823 2,350 2,554 4,674 5,209 £212,000 £239,000 17 91
7 8 Mace3 1,387 1,556 3,760 3,952 5,314 6,048 £1,412,776 £1,318,875 15 45
8 13 RPS4 - 781 - 2,530 - 5,340 £189,000 £203,000 57 77
9 12 Ramboll 617 706 1,171 1,293 13,407 14,196 £102,130 £106,800 17 300+
10 10 Gardiner & Theobald 628 668 803 813 942 954 £141,000 £146,000 11 3
11 9 Faithful + Gould 644 667 933 960 2,248 2,241 £126,000 £128,000 23 46
12 11 Gleeds 626 583 1,232 1,233 1,761 1,920 £89,763 £109,150 21 50
13 17 BDP5 468 529 807 878 932 1015 £71,824 £69,405 6 6
14 15 Foster + Partners 402 395 1,058 1,064 1,280 1,299 £23,000 £25,000 1 11
15= 14 Hoare Lea 358 369 841 859 841 859 £64,700 £67,100 11 2
15= 20 Rider Levett Bucknall UK 264 369 455 586 3,600 3,600 £50,060 £58,730 10 110
17 16 BuroHappold 394 340 1,071 1,029 1,840 1,772 £87,100 £95,200 5 17
18 18 Currie & Brown 340 337 576 548 1,837 1,890 £54,000 £57,000 21 45
19 25 Pick Everard 319 326 401 474 511 510 £39,000 £46,000 11 0
20 19 Peter Brett Associates 320 315 682 694 692 713 £59,245 £61,090 14 1
21 27 Systech International 247 256 278 288 520 556 - - 3 20
22 - Allford Hall Monaghan Morris 244 247 370 395 375 407 - - 1 1
23 7 JLL 214 246 2,758 3,007 74,555 80,990 - - 15 300+ 
24 24 Pell Frischmann 208 245 558 606 887 937 £32,900 £42,000 11 6
25 26 Ridge & Partners 197 231 486 632 490 632 £45,000 £49,000 10 1
26 23 Sweco UK 193 213 804 890 804 890 £60,241 £71,677 14 0
27 29 Cundall 183 200 561 601 695 887 £36,000 £26,800 6 21
28 22 NPS Group 224 194 784 719 924 902 £91,200 £87,800 18 0
29 28 Allies and Morrison  189 179 337 344 337 345 £43,400 £40,585 4 1
30 21 HaskoningDHV UK 235 178 650 524 5,804 5,120 £25,561 £31,181 13 93
31 31 Sheppard Robson  174 165 345 359 345 359 na na 3 0
32 35 CPC Project Services 150 161 180 185 180 185 £16,394 £21,672 7 0
33 33 Hilson Moran 156 157 245 246 257 264 £19,000 £19,400 4 2
34 36 Stride Treglown 149 154 323 334 323 334 £21,500 £20,100 9 0
35 37 Butler & Young 134 153 140 160 140 160 £9,264 £9,200 14 0
36 - Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios 154 149 203 195 203 195 £16,118 £16,304 4 0
37 42= Malcolm Hollis 116 147 291 367 309 386 £29,117 £32,325 18 5
38 39 Scott Brownrigg  124 127 241 244 249 257 £20,829 £22,298 5 3
39= 40 AHR  120 123 327 308 391 385 £25,967 £27,678 5 9
39= 38 Stace 122 123 182 182 182 182 £17,408 £18,512 5 0
41 41 TP Bennett 119 111 312 303 312 303 £27,200 £27,200 2 54
42 45 Riley Consulting 102 109 217 220 224 229 £17,248 £17,662 13 2
43 47 Curtins Consulting 96 105 368 400 370 407 £30,518 £33,795 13 1
44 48 WT Partnership 92 96 150 160 1,200 1,300 £13,400 £14,500 11 58
45 44 PRP 108 94 257 248 - - £23,735 £25,358 3 1
46 50= EPR Architects  84 92 160 157 180 214 £13,000 £15,700 1 0
47 95= JNP Group Consulting Engineers  81 91 107 123 107 123 £6,500 £6,700 5 0
48 46 Broadway Malyan 100 89 270 256 540 503 £32,300 £28,800 5 10
49 49 Calfordseaden 85 88 250 279 250 279 - - 6 0
50= - Donald Insall Associates  72 82 118 131 118 131 £7,320 £8,080 8 1
50= 56= Tuffin Ferraby Taylor6 75 82 122 126 122 126 £13,723 £14,105 7 0
52= 53 Levitt Bernstein7 81 81 137 137 137 137 £10,570 £10,400 2 0
52= 55 Pellings 78 81 135 139 135 139 £10,750 £11,500 5 0
54 52 Pollard Thomas Edwards 82 80 149 161 149 161 £10,752 £11,119 1 0
55 58= AKT II 72 79 248 268 248 268 £15,640 £17,850 1 0
56= 58= Baily Garner 74 78 155 160 155 160 £10,100 £10,800 3 0
56= - BWB Consulting 69 78 270 281 270 281 £19,750 19600 6 0
58= 70 Core Five  59 74 95 115 95 115 £9,400 £13,500 1 1
58= 54 HTA Design 79 74 187 199 170 199 £12,700 £13,600 4 0
58= 58= Schofield Lothian 73 74 113 109 113 109 £10,400 £10,700 1 0
61= 65= JMArchitects 63 70 106 111 106 111 £6,380 £6,400 4 0
61= 61= Kendall Kingscott 64 70 134 147 134 147 £8,075 £8,230 4 0
63 64 Potter Raper Partnership 66 67 173 176 173 176 £12,117 £11,923 4 0
64 56= ADP 75 66 113 101 123 111 £7,539 £7,598 7 1
65 68 AA Projects 62 64 110 125 110 125 £7,723 £9,348 7 0
66 65= Fletcher Priest Architects 64 63 112 120 112 120 £10,100 £9,900 1 2
67= 75= Bryden Wood Technology 54 62 178 188 179 205 £8,355 £9,971 2 2
67= 77= John Rowan and Partners  52 62 95 85 95 85 £6,723 £6,901 2 0
69= 61= 3DReid 51 61 138 117 138 117 £9,000 £8,000 5 0
69= 92= AWW  54 61 70 77 87 99 £6,900 £7,100 3 3
69= 77= Bailey Partnership 50 61 99 108 99 108 £7,400 £7,950 4 0
72= 72 Clancy Consulting 57 58 188 191 188 191 £11,158 £12,273 10 0
72= 80= Price & Myers8 49 58 184 173 184 173 £15,800 £15,000 3 0
74 86= Ingleton Wood 46 57 170 187 170 187 £12,800 £13,500 6 0
75= 80= HLM AD 49 55 161 167 171 177 £10,841 £8,135 7 2
75= 90= Rex Procter and Partners 57 55 104 100 104 100 £10,605 £9,475 4 0
77 80= Alinea Consulting 49 54 82 91 82 91 £10,500 £13,200 1 0
78= 50= CampbellReith 66 53 160 153 162 155 £13,237 £13,306 5 2
78= 88 Child Graddon Lewis 44 53 51 61 51 61 £3,400 £3,400 2 0
78= 74 Robinson Low Francis  54 53 110 105 110 105 £9,736 £10,093 5 0
81 69 Jestico + Whiles 61 52 107 97 128 121 £7,100 £7,900 1 1
82= 73 Thomasons 44 50 129 130 129 130 £11,000 £11,097 9 0
82= 108= Whittam Cox Architects  55 50 138 125 138 125 £8,017 £7,500 3 0
84 80= Stockwool 49 49 73 73 73 73 £5,000 £6,000 1 0
85 92= TowerEight 41 48 65 80 65 80 £10,900 £12,500 1 0
86= 77= Aukett Swanke 53 47 106 94 404 349 £12,200 £8,765 1 8
86= 100= ECE Architecture 39 47 66 85 66 85 £4,750 £5,750 3 0
86= 80= Lewis & Hickey 49 47 100 79 108 91 £4,621 £4,680 5 1
86= 97= McAndrew Martin 39 47 65 71 65 71 £1,560 £1,800 3 0
90 100= TSP Projects 39 46 364 422 364 422 - £29,600 5 0
91 - Thomas and Adamson 42 45 92 98 140 150 £6,963 £7,236 3 4
92= - Hurley Palmer Flatt 36 43 39 52 133 122 £22,200 £22,300 5 5
92= - Artelia9 43 43 96 108 4,000 4,900 £10,460 12590 1 85
94 146= DarntonB3 Architecture 43 40 116 115 116 115 £6,926 £6,200 7 0
95= 97= Baqus Group 39 38 83 74 83 74 £6,200 £5,900 9 0
95= 99 Holder Mathias Architects 38 38 55 61 55 61 £4,250 £4,600 2 1
95= 75= Leslie Clark 38 38 80 78 80 78 - - 4 2
98= 89 Jackson Coles 43 37 59 55 59 55 £7,600 £6,300 2 0
98= 100= LSI Architects 36 37 62 66 62 66 £3,400 £3,470 2 0
100= 106= P+HS Architects 35 36 56 63 56 63 £3,526 £4,355 3 0
100= 112= Pozzoni Architecture 31 36 53 73 53 73 £3,683 £4,288 2 0
100= 110= Ward Williams Associates 33 36 78 84 78 84 £5,700 £6,000 6 0
103= 117= Bruce Shaw 29 33 84 79 84 79 £8,234 £7,600 4 0
103= 119= Meinhardt (UK)  26 33 88 97 3,547 3,482 £6,527 £7,932 1 47
103= 110= R H Partnership Architects 32 33 62 61 62 61 £3,140 £3,600 3 0
106= 119= Fulkers 24 32 59 71 59 71 £4,200 £4,600 6 0
106= 106= Stephen George + Partners 35 32 85 85 85 85 £5,900 £7,300 5 0
108 138= Clague 28 31 54 57 54 57 £3,576 £3,272 3 0
109= 115= Martin Arnold 25 30 76 88 76 88 £4,500 £5,200 2 0
109= 129= Silcock Leedham Group 27 30 34 35 37 38 £2,900 £2,800 3 2
109= - Naismiths 18 30 35 63 35 63 £3,820 5062 7 0
112= 129= IDP Group 26 29 91 95 91 95 £3,459 £6,686 3 3
112= 112= Keegans 31 29 64 57 64 57 £4,800 £5,100 2 0
114= 108= Concertus Design & Property Consultants  21 28 48 62 48 62 £7,000 £7,200 1 0
114= - Emmaus Consulting 26 28 30 32 30 32 £2,700 £3,100 2 0
114= 149= Norman Rourke Pryme 28 28 41 43 41 43 £3,800 £4,500 4 2
114= 126= Pulse Associates 20 28 21 30 21 30 £1,500 £1,800 3 0
118= 121= Airey Miller 25 27 59 65 59 65 £4,056 £3,315 4 4
118= 117= Grid Architects 25 27 48 52 48 52 £4,350 £3,900 1 0
120 80= Clarkebond (UK)  0 26 0 86 0 86 - £5,500 3 3
121= 121= Penoyre & Prasad 28 25 40 39 40 39 £4,854 £3,044 1 0
121= 100= Summers Inman Construction and Property Consultants 35 25 100 103 100 103 £7,950 £8,700 6 0
121=   Thomson Gray 20 25 31 38 31 38 £2,749 £3,141 5 0
124= 132= Barker Associates 20 24 48 54 48 54 £3,500 £4,000 2 0
124= 135= KAM Project Consultants 20 24 27 34 27 34 £2,800 £4,600 2 0
124= 115= DSSR 27 24 100 90 100 90 £8,300 £7,500 4 0
127= 132= Gray Baynes and Shew  21 23 23 25 23 25 £2,400 £2,600 2 0
127= 145 Walker Sime 17 23 49 57 49 57 £4,300 £5,500 4 0
129= 135= Equals Consulting 20 22 41 46 41 46 £4,886 £5,770 1 0
129= 138= Procom Construction Consultants 19 22 27 35 27 35 £2,500 £2,100 2 0
129= 129= Synergy Construction and Property Consultants 22 22 83 79 83 79 £5,600 £6,100 3 0
132= 141= Elementa Consulting 18 21 69 69 377 502 £6,202 £6,476 2 13
132= 135= Lyons O’Neill 18 21 19 22 19 22 £1,800 £1,800 1 0
134= - Projex Building Solutions 19 20 41 38 41 38 £3,800 £4,100 3 0
134= - Civic Engineers 12 20 59 75 59 75 £3,633 £4,784 4 0
136 - Webb Yates Engineers 15 19 51 62 63 73 £3,000 £3,900 3 1
137= 149= Chaplin Farrant Design Group 14 17 39 43 39 43 £2,061 £1,790 3 0
137= - Rolton Group 16 17 65 74 65 74 £5,500 £6,000 3 0
139 - Red Engineering Design 13 15 90 111 174 214 £7,100 £7,700 3 5
140= - Anderton Gables 11 14 18 22 18 22 £1,269 £1,682 3 0
140= - Hargreaves Jones 9 14 28 34 28 34 £3,050 £2,850 2 0
140= 141= Iesis Group 10 14 42 53 42 53 £4,400 £4,200 3 0
140= - NDC 2000 14 14 42 38 42 38 £4,180 £3,360 3 0
144= - Christopher Smith Associates 13 13 43 44 43 44 £3,915 £4,264 3 0
144= - CTP Consulting Engineers 11 13 36 44 36 44 £4,100 £4,250 1 0
146= - Castons 12 12 39 39 39 39 £2,870 £3,990 3 0
146= - SDA Consulting 11 12 26 27 26 27 - - 1 0
148 104= Hunters South Architects 9 11 24 26 24 26 £2,670 £2,400 1 0
149 - Poole Dick 11 10 29 27 29 27 £1,853 £1,905 2 0
150= - QODA  8 9 38 46 38 46 £2,700 £3,200 3 0
150= - Services Design Solution 6 9 49 57 49 50 £3,190 £3,420 3 0

 

Methodology

Close to 250 firms were ed for this year’s Building Top Consultants survey.  They were sent a survey form asking them to provide details on the number of chartered staff, non-chartered and technical staff, and on their domestic and worldwide fee incomes.  

Practices were also asked questions relating to: staff recruitment, wage patterns, margins, areas of work, and work expectations. All data in the attached tables are taken directly from firms’ replies.

The survey does not claim to list all the top consultants, as it relies upon firms completing and returning the annual survey form. For a variety of reasons firms sometimes decide not to take part. 

Only those firms completing and returning the survey form are included in the survey.  

Firms having any questions about the survey, or wishing to be included in the 2019 survey, should Martin Hewes at Hewes & Associates: .   

Notes

1. WSP UK: Chartered total includes 1,193 other chartered, not identified in any questions

2. Arup: Income data for 2018 are unaudited and provisional

3. Mace: Income data refers to the total group, and thus includes construction

4. RPS: 2017 employment data are non-comparable and have thus been excluded

5. BDP: Totals include other chartered staff 

6. Tuffin Ferraby Taylor: 2017 data are taken from 2017 survey results

7. Levitt Bernstein: Income figures are estimates

8. Price & Myers: Fee income for 2018 is estimated

9. Artelia: Worldwide income is converted from euros

10. Stride Treglown: Other engineers include town planner, landscape architects, and architectural technologist staff

Additional note: Due to an administrative error, HTA Design LLP (ranked 58=), TowerEight (85), McAndrew Martin Ltd (86=), Ward Williams Associates LLP (100=), R H Partnership Architects Ltd (103=), Penoyre & Prasad (121=) and Thomson Gray Ltd (121=) were not originally included in the Top 150 Consultants table. This table was updated on Tuesday 2 October to reflect their rank. As a result of this change, the following organisations no longer appear on the table: MacConvilles (now ranked 152=), Prosurv Consult (152=), BE Design (152=), Piper Whitlock Architecture (152=), ST1 Group (156) and Adept Consulting Engineers (157).