Atkins: A Global Engineering Firm


The Issue

Developing a corporate strategy

Atkins a FTSE 250 global multi-disciplinary built environment consultancy needed their corporate strategy and organisational structures refining.

Their challenge lay in working in highly commoditised markets, under increasing fee rates, without clear differentiation.

The Solution

An “inside out” approach

We ran a series of strategic workshops with the Board to examine every aspect of the existing strategy, examined their core internal processes, reviewed client handling and account management processes, and incentive mechanisms.

We observed a great variance in the commercial skill in senior management and looked at staffing models and junior career paths.

Most important of all, we considered the internal structures and evaluated the extent to which these helped or hindered productivity.

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