Building Britain: A look at UK engineering industries - how's your sector doing?

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At over £1 trillion, the turnover of UK engineering enterprises contributes nearly a quarter of the total turnover of all UK enterprises. Today the UK engineering sector employs 5.4 million people and is still recognised as a world leader in the automotive, renewable energy, aerospace and utilities industries.

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BESIX

A multidisciplinary group with over 100 years experience. Since first going into action in 1909, the BESIX Group has over the years grown into a multidisciplinary company with a leading position in its markets: construction, property development and concessions. This wide-range expertise enables us to handle every aspect of a project, from financing over designing and building to operating and maintaining.

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BESIX

A multidisciplinary group with over 100 years experience. Since first going into action in 1909, the BESIX Group has over the years grown into a multidisciplinary company with a leading position in its markets: construction, property development and concessions. This wide-range expertise enables us to handle every aspect of a project, from financing over designing and building to operating and maintaining.

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