Global engineering and sustainable development consultancy Arup has been named ‘Most Admired Company’ in the UK’s business support services sector, in a highly respected annual study into corporate reputation.

The organisation also secured the highest ratings of all companies, regardless of sector, for its Effective Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), with Arup recognised for going above and beyond metrics and truly embedding ESG into its core purpose. 

The accolades were awarded to Arup at a prestigious event held at the London Stock Exchange, following an extensive survey of business leaders, peers and analysts, who rate the performance of competitors in across a wide range of sectors over the past year. 

Britain’s Most Admired Companies’ survey is the country’s longest running and influential survey of corporate reputation, providing unique data on the ever-changing British business landscape.

Marking the second year in a row that Arup has secured this title, the sector award comes following a year in which the firm won and delivered several world-leading projects including securing a commission to extend National Grid’s Grimsby to Walpole project in support of the decarbonisation of the energy system, tackling water resilience challenges at scale in Nigeria and at COP28 committing to building climate resilient homes in Rasulabad Informal Settlement, Surat, India. 

View the full survey results which also name the highest scoring 250 companies.

What they say

It’s brilliant to see our efforts over the past year recognised by such an important study and I extend my congratulations to the other category winners who are all playing a vital role in shaping the positive image and influence of business. Whilst we celebrate and reflect on these successes, we continue to strive to be better in all that we do and most importantly find new ways to achieve more sustainable outcomes for the people we work with. We look forward to collaborating with our clients, partners and members to ensure 2024 is another year of sustainable innovation for the built environment.

Paula Walsh

UK, India, Middle East and Africa Leader, Arup