Arup is owned in trust for the benefit of its employees, so the group enjoys the freedom to invest for the long-term growth rather than chase short-term shareholder returns. That is a great strength of the firm, but it is also backed by a very clear determination to maintain the financial health of the group. As Ove Arup noted in the Key Speech, this is the only way we can remain in a position to follow our mission of shaping a better world.
The latest financial reports to 31 March 2012 demonstrate that Arup remains fully committed to robust and responsible financial management.
Despite tough conditions in some key markets, Arup maintained global income levels (£991.8m) and produced solid operating profits (£28.7m).
The results reflect our strengths as a global player and underline the value we deliver for our clients.