Sweco named in environmental consultancy ‘Global 24’ list for first time

Engineering, environment and design consultancy Sweco has been named as one of the top 24 global providers of environmental consultancy services for the first time, further highlighting the company’s continued success.

The 2016 Environment Analyst ‘Global 24’ Environmental Consultancy report, based on 2015 financial result, named Sweco as the 13th largest environmental consultancy in terms of revenue in the world.

In 2016, Sweco UK’s environment team experienced its strongest financial performance in a decade, and delivered some major wins tendering for clients such as Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded British Antarctic Survey, National Grid, Northern Gas Networks, Transport Scotland and Highways England. It also delivered successful regeneration schemes such as Sighthill, Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside projects in Glasgow, as well as the remediation of the former chemical works in Knottingley.

The team was appointed to the Green Investment Bank’s technical advisory panel and provides environmental consultancy and technical due diligence services for a number of renewable energy clients and investors as well as supporting its energy division in the delivery of more than half of all on shore wind farms built in the UK.

The UK team provides site investigation and remediation consultancy services, environmental planning support, EIA co-ordination, ecology, environmental management and compliance advice, landscape architecture, waste, carbon management and technical and environmental due diligence services across the UK and in support of the wider Sweco group’s activities globally.

Jennifer Hamilton, Sweco UK’s environment director, said:

“We are delighted to feature in the ‘Global 24’ Environmental Consultancy List for the first time. Our inclusion is testament to our strength and depth in this sphere as part of the Sweco group and further underlines our success and continued growth in both the UK and globally.

“The findings of the report also indicate a positive outlook for the environmental consultancy sector as a whole and we look forward to continuing the growth of our environmental consulting services in the UK and to bringing to the UK all the benefits that being part of a market leading global consultancy can offer our clients and staff.”

The report indicated the global environmental consultancy market reached $28.5 billion (£23.1 billion) in 2015 and forecasted that the market will reach $32.5 billion (£26.4 billion) by 2019. It also noted that demand for environmental consulting grew in 2015, with a 2.1 per cent rise recorded in the global market.

According to the report, the growth in the market was due to strong demand for infrastructure development in Western Europe, which experienced a 4.9 per cent increase in environmental consulting revenue.

Sweco launched in the UK in April 2016, following its acquisition of Grontmij in October 2015. The consultancy employs 800 people in the UK and advises on major projects. Sweco has its headquarters in Leeds and consults nationwide via its network of offices in Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Maidenhead, Manchester, Newcastle, Peterborough and Solihull.

For further information on Sweco visit www.sweco.co.uk