Since the inception of this engineering consultancy in 1946, Arup has worked on iconic structures such as the Sydney Opera House, Cornwall’s Eden Project and the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing. The firm has 90 offices in 35 countries and says it is involved in up to 10,000 projects at a time. It has recently been chosen to design the new High Speed 2 terminus at Euston station. The London firm is led by chairman Philip Dilley and is wholly owned in trust for the benefit of its employees. Despite shedding 400 UK staff in 2011, growth outside the UK pushed sales up almost 9% to £966m.

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Company details
ActivityDesign and engineering consultancy
LocationCentral London
Sales £m966
Profit £m68
Year endMar 11
Principal shareholdersEmployees, through three trusts

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