Understanding Balfour Beatty

Understanding Balfour Beatty

We combine engineering expertise with a strong investments capability.

We finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems, and social and commercial buildings.

Our main geographies are the UK, US and Hong Kong with 26,000 employees worldwide.

Below is a downloadable four-page overview of Balfour Beatty in 2019.


The markets we serve

  • We operate predominantly in UK, US and Hong Kong
  • Our customers are government departments and agencies, regulated utilities and private sector organisations
  • The pie chart below shows our order book at HY 2019

How we compete

  • Our engineering expertise, supported by our scale and balance sheet, allows us to deliver complex and large-scale infrastructure projects
  • We combine this ability with our local presence and a strong connection to customers and suppliers
  • Safety, sustainability and ethics are the bedrock of our business and our licence to operate
  • Combining world-class investments capability and leading construction and support services, we have a deep understanding of how to develop and maintain essential infrastructure.

Our strategic priorities

  • Lean – improve operational performance by increasing productivity and cash generation
  • Expert – invest to attract, retain and develop the best employee and subcontractor talent
  • Trusted – deliver value to customers through disciplined contracting processes
  • Safe – continue to show leadership in safety through Zero Harm for our people, customers and communities.

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