ERM climbs up the Top Track 250 League Table for second consecutive year

15 October 2009

ERM has been named 30th in the Sunday Times’ Top Track 250 League Table. A ranking which is 27 places higher than last year, and 38 places higher than in 2007.

The Sunday Times is one of the UK’s biggest selling national Sunday newspapers. Its Top Track Ratings assesses the country’s top private companies and produce six annual league tables. ERM was ranked in the Top Track 250 league table, which names Britain's biggest mid-market private companies, based on sales in their latest available audited accounts.

ERM’s Finance Director Andrew Silverbeck said: “Such a significant jump in our ranking reflects the continued growth ERM experienced last year, despite current economic conditions. After substantial growth in the financial year ended 31 March 2008, the financial year ended 31 March 2009 was another year of continued growth for us. At constant exchange rates, we increased our net consulting revenue by 9% and our operating profit by 6%.

“Throughout the financial year, we continued to undertake a number of actions to invest in the future growth of the business. Following internal promotions, we appointed new regional CEOs in EMEA, Asia Pacific and North America. We also continued to focus on growing our services in areas of increasing client demand such as Impact Assessment and Planning and Sustainability and Climate Change.

“Operationally, our strongest growth region was Asia Pacific where trading profits grew 34% at constant exchange rates. This was achieved by continuing to provide services for multi-national corporations operating in the region as well as by delivering more projects for local clients.

“Given its wealth of natural resources and continued development, the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region continued to represent a key area of business activity. Trading profits in this region grew 30% at constant exchange rates. Across our practice areas we saw a 25% growth in sales in our Impact Assessment and Planning practice, driven by continued activity in the commodity markets, and a sales increase of 130% in our Energy and Climate Change services.”

Information about the Rankings

  • Sales in this category ranged from US$220million to US$963million.
  • Top Track 250 is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each October. Read the full report here


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