Press Release

Balfour Beatty recognised as Britain’s Most Admired Company in its sector

10 December 2019


Balfour Beatty has secured the top spot in the Heavy Construction category in the 2019 awards for Britain’s Most Admired Companies; the longest running annual survey of corporate reputation in the UK.

Organised by leading reputation specialists and academic partners, the awards represent a peer-review of corporate reputation, considering views from board-level representatives, financial analysts and city commentators to identify Britain’s largest public companies and leading employers across 25 sectors.

The awards sees companies scored against 13 criteria including financial stability, community and environmental responsibility and long-term value potential.

Securing the highest marks in six out of 13 categories, Balfour Beatty was praised for its quality of management, inspirational leadership and its corporate governance as well as its commitment to diversity and inclusion and its global competitiveness.

In addition, the company was commended for attracting, training and retaining market-leading experts to offer customers the best capabilities whilst providing the quality leadership required to drive forward world class projects across its geographically diversified business.

Leo Quinn, Balfour Beatty Group Chief Executive, said: “Securing the title of Britain’s Most Admired Company in our sector is testament to all our employees and partners, whose expertise and energy are so vital to the delivery of critical national infrastructure.

“As we celebrate Balfour Beatty’s 110th birthday this year, our culture of innovation and continuous improvement and the Group’s unique capabilities are leading the transformation of our industry.”

Balfour Beatty invests in, designs, engineers, delivers and operates construction and infrastructure assets in the UK, US and Hong Kong; combining world-class investments capability and leading construction and support services to deliver large, nationally-critical complex infrastructure through to local and regional construction projects right at the heart of local communities.


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Antonia Walton
Balfour Beatty
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Notes to editors:

  • Balfour Beatty ( is a leading international infrastructure group. With 26,000 employees, we provide innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth. We finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems, social and commercial buildings.
  • Our main geographies are the UK, US and Hong Kong. Over the last 110 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world including the London Olympics’ Aquatic Centre, Hong Kong’s first Zero Carbon building, the National Museum of the Marine Corps in the US and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.

Antonia Walton

Head of Corporate Communications