Renowned for its work on iconic buildings and structures around the world – such as the Sydney Opera House and Cornwall’s Eden Project – this London-based design and engineering consultancy is working on the HS2 rail link in Britain and two venues for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. It also recently unveiled the world’s first building powered entirely by algae, in Hamburg, Germany. The company is led by chairman Philip Dilley, 58, and owned by an employee trust. Growth in Australia, New Zealand and Asia helped to push up Arup’s sales 3% to £992m in 2012.
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