In 1888, two of this company’s founders worked on the City and South London Railway, beginning an association with transportation infrastructure that has lasted more than 130 years. Currently working on Singapore’s Changi Airport and New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport, the engineering consultancy has also won design contracts for the expansion of Sydney Metro in Australia and California’s Bay Area Rapid Transit Silicon Valley extension. Managing director Mike Haigh, 59, took over as executive chairman from Keith Howells, 66.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank32
CompanyMott MacDonald
ActivityEngineering, management & development
LocationCroydon
Sales £m1,621
Profit £m66
Year endDec 18
Principal shareholdersEmployees (88%), trust (12%)
Staff14,839
Founded1888
Websitewww.mottmac.com

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