Mott MacDonald: engineered for success

Posted by RM2 at 15:30 on 28 Jul 2015


Number two on this year’s Employee Ownership Top 50 [1] is Mott MacDonald Group Ltd, a 100% employee-owned management, engineering and development consultancy working around the world.Their mission: to create satisfied customers through professional excellence, giving commercial success and employee fulfilment.[2]

Formed in 1989, through the merger of two long-established international engineering consultancies, Mott MacDonald have achieved amazing things – now operating from 180 principal offices in 50 countries across 12 core sectors: buildings, communications, education, environment, health, industry, international development, oil and gas, power, transport, urban development and water.[3]

Through a powerful combination of insight, innovation and vision, Mott MacDonald and its 16,000 employees across the globe strive to be the consultant of choice, recognised for the quality of their people and their customer service and, testimony to their success: their continued development, 525 awards in the past 6 years for innovation and technical prowess, and, of course, their inclusion on the Employee Ownership Top 50, only surpassed in performance by retail giant John Lewis.

Mott MacDonald are a huge advocate of the employee-owned business model (as well as one of the UK’s greatest success stories), taking part in this year’s EO Day on 3rd July, Strategic Development Manager, Simon Harrison explained, “Employee Ownership gives us the ability to act in our clients’ interests with demonstrable experience. It creates a deep passion for sustainable success in the business.”Divisional Director, Ashley Taylor, went on to say, “Employee Ownership means we all need to agree to major change and that is very powerful. We have the ability to make our own decisions locally so the business can grow and develop to suit local markets.”

The autonomy and accountability often associated with employee-ownership, empowers Mott MacDonald’s dedicated team to make the very best commercial decisions, always with a holistic view to benefit the business in its entirety, and it has served them well!To find out more about Mott MacDonald’s inspirational story, visit and download your free copy of the Employee Ownership Top 50 to see just what your company could achieve through its employees.