20 Facts About Amey plc


Amey plc, previously known as Amey Ltd and Amey Roadstone Construction, is a United Kingdom-based infrastructure support service provider.

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Amey plc operates within the civil engineering industry as a consultant, typically performing activities such as structural design, civil infrastructure, transport systems and asset management services.

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Amey plc was founded in 1921 by William Charles Amey plc; it was initially based in Oxfordshire and acted as quarry operator.

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Ronald William Amey plc took over the business from his father, and agreed the sale of the company in 1972.

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In 1995, Amey plc was refloated on the London Stock Exchange; around this time, the company's management team made the strategic decision to focus its efforts upon the support services delivery sector.

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In February 2006, Amey plc acquired the highway and railway design consultancy, Owen Williams, allowing it to substantially grow its business and develop its own consultancy division.

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That same year, Amey plc acquired the rail consultancy arm of WYG Engineering Ltd, then Transportation Planning Ltd in February 2011 and Aquatech Engineering in November 2014.

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In January 2016, Amey plc acquired Travel Point Trading Ltd, a strategic asset management consultancy with a strong presence in the rail sector in the United Kingdom.

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In February 2018, Amey plc purchased Carillion's rail contracts with Network Rail in the East Midlands, London and the North West, following Carillion's liquidation during the previous month; this deal reportedly saved about 700 jobs.

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The following day, Amey plc revealed a pre tax loss of £428m for the year to 31 December 2018.

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On 30 September 2020, Amey plc reported a £217m loss in the year to 31 December 2019, mainly due to its loss-making utilities and waste businesses - booked as discontinued operations - which recorded a loss of £97m, plus £159m of associated impairments.

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In June 2021, Amey plc reported a £98m pre-tax loss for 2020, hit by loss-making contracts in highways and waste treatment.

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In October 2022, Amey plc was sold by Ferrovial to private equity firms Buckthorn Partners and One Equity Partners for £400m.

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Amey plc is involved in consultancy in the civil engineering industry, with a wide range of design and asset management services offered.

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Amey plc retains its Oxfordshire links, with an office in the Sherard Building on the Oxford Science Park in the city of Oxford.

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Amey plc's UAVs have bee developed for the purpose of performing aerial surveys and asset inspections at beyond visual line of sight ranges, limiting the need for such activities to be performed by hand, particularly in locations that are difficult to access or pose risks to individuals; use of these platforms has been promoted to the rail industry in particular.

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Amey plc operates two tram concessions, and an infrastructure partnership with Transport for Wales.

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Amey plc Construction was revealed as having been a paying subscriber to the United Kingdom's Consulting Association, which had been exposed in 2009 for operating an illegal construction industry blacklist.

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In 2016, Amey plc overcharged National Highways for temporary works on a damaged bridge in Northamptonshire.

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On 9 March 2018, Amey plc lost an employment tribunal following the sacking of two maintenance workers with over 45 years experience at HM Prison Liverpool.

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