Ever wondered how the UK’s Top 15 Construction Companies have changed over time?

You may be surprised! The Bar Chart Races below shows how all the big Construction firms compare by turnover (£m) and profit (£m) over the last 10 years.

For turnover, Balfour Beatty are a main stay at the top throughout this whole period, with Carillion just behind them until they collapsed in 2018. Other big construction firms like Laing O’Rouke, Kier, Interserve and Morgan Sindall were very competitive between 2009-18 and often placed in the top 5 each year.

These companies were in fierce competition with plenty of other similar sized firms including Amey, Skanska, Keller, Mitie, and Vinci. Towards the end of this period, Willmott Dixon, Wates, Mace, and Multiplex can be seen within the top 15.

Turnover Bar Chart

Data Source: The Construction Index 
Bar Chart Race Source: Flourish


For profit, Balfour Beatty again spent time at the top, before being overtaken by Carillion and briefly Interserve. After a few years outside the top 15, Balfour Beatty then went back up to first following Carillion’s collapse. Many of the companies who were in the top 15 for turnover were also in the top 15 for profit. These companies include Morgan Sindall, Skanska, Galliford Try, Keller, Amey, and many more. There was also many companies who didn’t appear within the turnover bar chart race, including Keepmoat, Homeserve, Bowmer & Kirkland, J Murphy, and Henry Boot.

Throughout the 10 years shown in the bar charts, there was plenty of fluctuation between the best performing companies for turnover and profit. There were over 20 different companies appearing in the top 15 for turnover and nearly 40 for profit, showing how highly competitive the Construction industry is.


Profit Bar Chart

Data Source: The Construction Index 
Bar Chart Race Source: Flourish