Arup’s financial position remains robust

Ria Patel Ria Patel Global Press Office,London
10 December 2019

The firm has performed well across all our regions and markets this year. Revenue has grown by 9.9% to £1.71 billion, with an operating profit, before staff profit-sharing, of £135.4m for the period of April 2018 to March 2019.

Arup ended the financial year with a healthy forward-order book of £1.36 billion. This is a good measure of the trust clients place in a firm they believe offers the right mix of innovative thinking and quality results.

In North America, we continue to see an increasing demand for our services in both the US and Canada. The work there has been hugely varied, from iconic projects like the redevelopment of Seattle’s Space Needle, to our specialist acoustic collaboration with the musician Björk. The firm has strengthened and grown operations in South East Asia with Mactan-Cebu International Airport in the Philippines a good example of the impact Arup is making in the region.

We continue to expand our service offerings, with advisory services, anchored in the firm’s technical expertise, now making a real difference to clients’ businesses. Digital technology, in all its different forms, is another area of significant development. Enhanced modelling techniques are making designs for ground-breaking structures like the Forest Tower in Denmark possible.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) align with the firm’s own values and offer us a platform to do something substantive across every facet of our operations. The SDGs are providing additional impetus to many of the good things we have already been doing for some time.