Renowned for its work on iconic buildings and structures such as the Sydney Opera House and Cornwall’s Eden Project, this global consultancy currently has among its projects the China Zun skyscraper, which will be Beijing’s tallest building, at 1,732ft, when complete next year. In January the London firm finished work on phase one of the first large-scale extension to the New York Subway in nearly a century. Arup is led by chairman Gregory Hodkinson, 62, and owned by an employee trust.

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Company details
ActivityDesign and engineering consultancy
LocationCentral London
Sales £m1,240
Profit £m147
Year endMar 16
Principal shareholdersEmployees through trusts (100%)

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