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Environmental Research Digest – January 2012
Market research firm Environment Analyst highlights the environmental consulting market trends of 2011. The market dynamics of environmental consulting are given as well as listed the top practices in UK.
- The U.K. environmental consulting market contracted by 8.4 percent in 2010, and prospects for 2011 are relatively flat.
- In 2010 the market declined for the second consecutive year after more than two decades of constant growth, to stand at £1.23 billion ($1.98 billion).
- The environmental consultancy field suffered from declining fees as just under 1,000 jobs were lost at the top 32 firms – eight percent of their staff.
- Government austerity measures and a drop in local authority spending were largely responsible for the £113 million decline and will continue to hinder a return to growth.
- Public spending was responsible for 70 percent of the 2010 decline, or £79 million.
- The private sector declined less sharply, losing £34 million.
- Environment Analyst predicts 0.5 percent growth for 2011, but said it has spotted a few encouraging signs.
- 2011 growth is driven by capital infrastructure projects needed for stimulating the economy, along with strict legislative targets on energy, carbon and waste.
- In terms of service areas, the only offering which grew substantially during 2010 was environmental policy and strategy, which grew by 14.7 percent.
- The top 10 practices in the U.K. in order of market share are:
- RPS Group
- Halcrow Group
- URS/Scott Wilson
- Mott MacDonald
- Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
- Jacobs Engineering
- RSK Group
- AMEC Environment & Infrastructure