The Group is segmented on a regional and sector basis and this is reflected in our management structure.
UK AND EUROPE
We are a technical consultancy, providing advice, design and engineering together with project management skills for public and private sector clients. Added resilience is brought to our UK business by its ongoing support for projects in other regions, together with the use of our global design centres in India, which provide flexibility of delivery and access to high quality, lower cost resources. Our focus is on planning, designing and enabling our clients’ capital programmes and projects in and around infrastructure and transportation, as well as providing engineering consultancy services to wider markets. We are increasingly active in the digital economy including intelligent mobility which is about how we connect people, places and goods across transportation networks. Our Europe business is primarily focused on the rail and highways infrastructure markets in Scandinavia.
We aim to help address the complex challenges of North America’s ageing infrastructure by partnering with state and local government clients, federal agencies and private businesses to deliver flexible solutions that answer both present and future needs. Our focus is shifting to major infrastructure projects and programmes in our core markets and strengthening our capability to compete by drawing on resources from across the business and leveraging the Group’s worldwide capabilities. Our consultancy operating model consists of client-focused businesses supported by a technical professional organisation to ensure the right people are assigned to the work quickly and efficiently.
We focus on transportation infrastructure and property in the UAE, Qatar and KSA, which we believe to be the region's more robust markets and sectors. Our strategy is aimed at carefully selecting and securing critical, complex projects and programmes with established key clients who need a long-term partner. In addition, local resources support our energy business in the region, which is reported within our Energy segment. We complement this with multi-skilled design centres within the region and in India. In October 2016 we completed the acquisition of Howard Humphreys which provides a new platform for growth in East Africa.
We operate predominantly in Hong Kong and mainland China supplemented by a network of offices across Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, India and Australia. Our strategy of geographic diversification has a focus on urban planning, transport infrastructure and property. Using our local knowledge combined with our skills and experience in delivering complex projects around the world, we offer our clients a range of services throughout the entire cycle of urban development.
We operate worldwide competing against a wide range of businesses, from large multinational engineering consultancies to specialist niche players. We focus on nuclear, oil and gas, conventional power generation and renewables. In these industries we apply our high end, multidisciplinary engineering skills during both design and operational phases to assure the safety, integrity and economic performance of our clients’ facilities.