RSK has secured a place on the prestigious Sunday Times PwC Top Track 250, which ranks Britain’s leading mid-market private companies with the biggest sales. The 16th annual league table, published on 27 September 2020, also examined the importance of sustainability, noting that environmental concerns are fast becoming a priority for business.
The entry for RSK, which is ranked at 99 among the 250 companies, acknowledges its growth in sales over the last few years, from £82 million in 2016 to £209 million in 2019. Special mention is made of RSK’s strong recent acquisition activity in the UK and overseas, which has seen the business make 36 acquisitions since 2016. RSK was also ranked among the top ten companies with the fastest growing international sales after recording a 72% annual increase from 2018 to 2019.
RSK is investing in the development of new businesses and bolt-on complementary businesses, as well as equipment and facilities, to provide end-to-end solutions to a wide, international client base and ensure that organisations and communities are supported as we move towards a greener future. The latest additions were Austrian environmental consultancy Boden + Wasser in September, Water Research Centre Ltd (WRc), an independent centre for innovation and growth, in August, and civil and structural engineering business RoC Consulting in July. To date, RSK has made six acquisitions this financial year.
Furthermore, the report supplement examines the opportunities that investment in sustainability can bring to companies, specifically the benefits that projects that help to decarbonise the economy will bring to the UK recruitment market. RSK’s dedication to working against the current climate and environmental crisis is not just limited to our service offering, but has always been a core tenet of our business practice and strategy. The acquisition of Ground Heat (ground source heating specialists) as well as the recent formation of RSK Wilding (a rewilding business), CAN Renewables (O&M supply chain contractors) and Nature Positive (providing advice to businesses and investors on their corporate biodiversity performance), are all examples of the company’s commitment to helping clients address climate change and work towards a net-zero, climate-resilient economy.
Speaking about RSK’s growth in this area, the supplement states, “This [RSK’s] growth could be further supported if government initiatives to encourage business investment in low carbon plant, machinery and infrastructure were increased. One priority should be our housing stock. Retrofitting energy efficient insulation, windows and doors is just the sort of shovel-ready activity that could support much-needed apprenticeships.”
RSK CEO and founder, Alan Ryder comments, “I am thrilled to see RSK ranked among the most successful businesses in the UK. This is a great tribute to everyone across the Group who has worked tirelessly for many years to get us to this point. A huge thank you from me. Our success is only possible because of the collegiate effort from so many people – and you see that every day with people from many parts of our organisation working together to delight our clients.”
The league is compiled by Fast Track, the leading research and events company, and published in The Sunday Times. You can access the full report on the Fast Track website. RSK is included in the supplement and research report.