The North Sea: deal, or no deal?

As 2019 ended, many market commentators forecast that 2020 would be busy in terms of corporate deals and M&A activity in the North Sea. With Big Oil retreating, Private Equity Firms had acquired a number of production assets over prior years, so a number of...

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Building a Brighter Future

Since the Covid-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown, the construction and engineering sectors have faced significant challenges. However, with lockdown easing and construction sites reopening, things are starting to get back to ‘normal’. It is apparent however that business as usual is not going to happen...

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“All change”

As we move into a new decade, the rail sector is bracing itself for its biggest shake up in years. With a new Government, Brexit, the Williams Review, the Oakervee Review and the continuation of regional devolution, 2020 is going to be a year of...

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An Unexpected Brexit Dividend?

  McKinsey recently released a report exploring the impact of Brexit on UK talent supply and demand. Interestingly, their findings demonstrated how companies had, so far, failed to revise their long-term talent strategies as part of their Brexit preparations. Data shows that Brexit has affected the UK...

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Environmental Risk is REAL

This month The World Economic Forum published its Global Risks Report for 2020 which has presented us with some fascinating yet potentially surprising insights – as some critical risks are no doubt manifesting at a rapid rate, it’s the first time in the Global Risk...

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“All Change”

The impact of the Queen’s speech, the Williams Review and Brexit on the Rail sector. Despite the fact that the Williams Review is yet to be published, we were given a glimpse of what to expect in the State Opening of Parliament last month. For the...

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Digital Twins

Over this past year or so, an increasing number of conversations with Rail and Infrastructure Clients have been around Digital Engineering, and in particular, Digital Twins (a Digital Twin is a digital representation of a physical asset, process, or system, as well as the engineering...

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