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Balfour and Kier top contractor league tables

Balfour Beatty won the most work in 2013 with nearly £2bn of projects, according to data service Glenigan.

Kier took second spot with £1.4bn of jobs but beat Balfour in terms of the number of projects it won, according to Glenigan’s league tables. It picked up 285 schemes to Balfour’s 168.

Morgan Sindall, third placed by the value of work won, was second on number of jobs with 244. It won£2.4bn of projects, which was £18m less than Kier.

Willmott Dixon, ISG, Wates and Interserve were the only other firms in the top 50 to win more than 100 jobs, but they lagged further behind on the value of work won. Willmott Dixon were 8th with nearly £1.1bn, ISG 11th with nearly £795m, Wates 16th with £576m and Interserve 29th with almost £229m.

The biggest spending clients were Network Rail at nearly £2bn followed by the Greater London Authority with almost £1.8bn. The biggest spending private client, in 5th spot, was Land Securities which spent £687.4m.

The department of health, fourth placed by level of spending, commissioned the most projects at 291, followed by Network Rail with 85 schemes.

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