Last month’s Contractors’ League tables, produced by Glenigan and published by that indispensable industry publication Construction News are, as always, very interesting.
What’s particularly interesting this month is that of the top ten firms, ranked by the value of their deals (see top table), only four of them - Galliford Try, Morgan Sindall, Keir and Vinci - appear in the year-to-date table (below the table for April). Of course, over the course of the full year we’d expect the big players to come to the fore, but it’s nonetheless interesting to see the changes in the fortunes of each firm.
Top of the list for April is Galiford Try, who, of course, are Morrison’s parent company and below them are many other big companies with bases and/or extensive operations north of the border (e.g. Morgan Sindall, Kier ISG, Ogilvie, Balfour Beatty, etc.). It’s also worth remembering that there are Scottish firms who, while they will not make the top ten, do appear further down these lists. For example, in the year-to-date Contractors list, we find the Robertson Group, at 37th, with 44 deals so far in 2019, valued at £295.5M. From our perspective, I’m pleased to say that Peace is happy to be supporting a healthy number of the top performing companies here, based on year to date figures.
In addition to the tables for contractors, the Construction News monthly study also provides tables for client awards and the top 20 engineers and historical data (up to November 2018 at present) for the principal players in the housing market. All in all, it’s a very valuable resource, not just for industry-watchers as a whole but also for those of you looking for a career move. If that applies to you, please come and speak to us as we have a lot of valuable insights about these companies and the overall market for construction jobs. It doesn’t cost you anything to speak to us and it will allow you to make a more informed decision which might just be a career-defining one.
Chris Peace, MD, Peace Recruitment