Founded in 1946 by Danish-born Ove Arup, this international engineering and design consultancy came to prominence in 2000 when it fixed the infamous wobble of the Millennium Bridge. Arup has worked on many other landmark projects worldwide, including the Sydney Opera House and the Pompidou Centre in Paris. The London firm had sales of £403m in 2002, when it employed 6,132 staff.

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Company details
Year2003
Rank81
CompanyArup
ActivityDesign and engineering consultancy
LocationCentral London
Sales £m403
Profit £m12
Year endMar 02
Principal shareholdersEmployee trusts
Staff6,132
Founded1946
Websitewww.arup.com

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