The firm had revenues of £1.49 billion in the year to March 2009 and has a staff of around 18,000, according to Glenigan.
Surveys regularly put Atkins in the top four across a wide range of sectors in the UK and the firm has built significant businesses in the Middle East, the US and some European markets.
Based in Epsom, Surrey, the firm operates on a decentralized basis through business segments which cover design and engineering solutions; highways and transportation; rail; the Middle East, China and Europe; management and project services; and asset management.
According to the most recent NCE Consultants File Atkins earned fees of £1.487m and employed 13,500 technical staff.
|Profit before tax||74.8||70.1||91.9||102.7|
|Profit after tax||56.9||54.9||68.6||84.2|
|Net cash from operating activities||111.7||93.9||80.9||125.5|