Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

W. S. Atkins and Partners

From Graces Guide

W.S. Atkins plc (commonly known as Atkins) is a British multinational engineering, design, planning, project management and consulting services company headquartered in Epsom, Surrey.

1938 founded by William S. Atkins as W. S. Atkins & Partners, with offices in Westminster, London.

In its early years the practice specialised in civil and structural engineering design work but expanded rapidly after World War II into specialist services in town planning, engineering sciences, architecture and project management.

1996 W.S. Atkins was admitted to the London Stock Exchange and began trading as WS Atkins plc.

1996 Also acquired Faithful+Gould, a cost and project management consultancy firm

By 2016, Atkins had become the UK's largest engineering consultancy, as well as the world's 11th largest global design firm. It employed approximately 18,000 staff based in 300 offices across 29 countries and had undertaken projects in over 150 countries.

In July 2017, Atkins was acquired by the Canadian construction firm SNC-Lavalin in a £2.1 billion deal


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