Laing O’rourke

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A new trade body has been launched to promote the interests of modular building firms and accelerate the growth of the sector.

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The UK’s largest privately-owned construction company Laing O’Rourke is planning a listing on the stock exchange within the next three years. Founder and chief executive Ray O’Rourke revealed the timeline in an interview with the Financial Times.

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Laing O’Rourke has appointed experienced environmental, social and governance leader Vicky Bullivant as its first ever group head of sustainability. The University of Aberdeen-educated expert will join the company on June 21 from Drax Group plc, where she was head of sustainable business, and

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Laing O’Rourke today announced far-reaching new global sustainability targets, including a commitment to decarbonise its own operations by 2030, and achieve equal numbers of men and women among its 5,500 global staff. The decarbonisation target, which will also see the company develop a plan t

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A “strategic focus on bid selection, early client engagement and certainty in delivery” has helped Laing O’Rourke to increase EBIT by £26 million compared to the year before. Group profit before tax of £45.5m signalled the fourth consecutive year of improvement for the

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Redundancy consultations are under way at Laing O’Rourke after the firm revealed it plans to cut 150 jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The figure represents just under 2% of its 8,000 staff with the firm saying most of the losses will be coming from back office roles at its main UK office in

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Laing O’Rourke has announced the appointment of Rowan Baker from McCarthy & Stone as its new chief financial officer (CFO). Ms Baker will take up her new global role in September and will sit on the company’s group executive committee and corporation board.

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