Support Services has leading positions across several civil markets. The division has three core capabilities; it manages critical assets, delivers complex programmes and teaches vital skills for civil governments and blue-chip commercial organisations. The division is the UK’s largest employer of nuclear qualified engineers and leading supplier of apprentice training.

Principal activities

Managing critical assets - Support to assets, including vehicle fleets for the emergency services and the mining and construction industries, baggage handling systems, broadcast support and estate management.

Delivering complex programmes - Nuclear site licence operations and decommissioning, major rail track renewal and the upgrade of high-voltage overhead power lines and communications infrastructure.

Teaching vital skills - Management and delivery of apprentice training for Network Rail and training delivery for Volkswagen Group and the London Fire Brigade (LFB).

Key customers include

UK Government, commercial organisations including BMW and EDF, emergency services including the LFB and Metropolitan Police, regulatory bodies such as the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Network Rail.

Key Facts

Chief Executive John Davies
Employees          11,326        
Full year results 2016      
Revenue        £1,513m         
Operating profit          £108m         
Return on revenue          7.1%