MGWSP combines the strengths of Kier*, a specialist provider of public and private sector services and WSP, the design, engineering and management consultancy, to deliver integrated, tailored solutions to clients for a rapidly changing environment
* (formerly May Gurney). Following the Group’s recent acquisition of May Gurney, Kier Group is now one of the UK’s leading integrated services and construction groups. The combined business offers more opportunity for our customers, our people and our supply chain.
Until 2007, we knew and admired each other’s work but never really considered what it might be like to work together. All that changed when the proposal for a joint venture was developed aiming to win the Northamptonshire County Council contract for the maintenance and development of their highways.
By bringing together expertise from our complementary companies, we offer a wide ranging service that cannot be matched focusing on providing added value services to Local Government.
May Gurney provides the essential services for everyday life through a multi-service delivery model, maximising the value and effectiveness of the solutions they provide through their vast experience and varied resources.
Their preferred approach is to develop long-term relationships and work collaboratively with their clients and their communities to create innovative solutions for service delivery.
This approach provides opportunities to win new long-term contracts and to develop wider services with existing clients across the UK.
As a result of the acquisitions they have made, they have widened the scope of the Group’s growth opportunities and remain focused on their plans to build on this and continue to seek further acquisitions.
May Gurney believe that their strong balance sheet and excellent cash generations position May Gurney very well for continuing growth. May gurney remain confident about our short and longer term prospects.
May Gurney have over 5,900 people working across the UK, from recycling rubbish and waste, fixing potholes and maintaining the roads to laying water pipes and repairing street lighting, as well as the teams behind the scenes in HR, shared services, marketing and information systems.
Together they hold a wide range of skills, expertise and experience which means the team at May Gurney can provide clients with unrivalled customer service and great operational performance.
We want our people to flourish at May Gurney and are committed to their professional and personal development and, through our values, ensuring that May Gurney is the best place to work.
WSP and GENIVAR have around 15,000 employees, based in more than 300 offices, across 35 countries, on every continent.
The expertise ranges from land remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport networks and from developing the energy sources of the future to enabling new ways of extracting essential minerals.
They are bringing together experts with wide-ranging backgrounds and complementary skills, united by their pride in their work and their passion for solving clients’ problems.
Their unique combination of specialist skills backed by global reach will enable us to offer the latest thinking and best client service wherever the challenge.
Together we have a clear strategy for growth, supported by a global mindset and a shared vision and values. Our combined strength will benefit our clients and provide new opportunities for our people.
WSP was established in 1969 and was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1987. Through strategic development, the Company has grown into one of the largest international consultancy groups in the world.