Our heritage

We’ve been in business for nearly 100 years and are proud of our success. We make a difference every day, whatever the weather, whatever the challenge by designing, building and maintaining the services you rely on - making the places where we live, work and travel smarter and safer.

  • 1921 – William Amey established the Oxfordshire-based quarrying company
  • 1939-1945 – we helped with the construction of RAF bases during the Second World War
  • 1959 – our involvement in highways began with the supply of gravel for the M1 between London and Birmingham
  • 1959 – we became a public company
  • 1972 – the business was taken over by Consolidated Goldfields and was renamed Amey Roadstone Construction
  • 1989 – the company was returned to private ownership and became Amey again
  • 1995 – Amey went back to the Stock Exchange with a strategic decision to focus on support service delivery
  • 1999 – we acquired Comax, a secure support services specialist
  • 2000 – our Stock Exchange listing changed to ‘support services’
  • 2003 – Amey was acquired by Ferrovial – the Spanish infrastructure services company
  • 2006 – we acquired the highly respected design and build consultancy, Owen Williams
  • 2009 – our consulting capabilities grew after being awarded Network Rail’s Civil Examination Framework Agreement (CEFA) contracts across all five areas of the UK
  • 2010 – we boosted our rail business through the acquisition of WYG Rail and TPi
  • 2010 – our waste management business grew with the acquisition of waste disposal company, Donarbon
  • 2011 – the Ministry of Justice awarded us three contracts, which signalled our entry into the justice market
  • 2012 – Amey creates a new team, Strategic Consulting and Technology - the UK's largest team dedicated to data science and technology in infrastructure.​
  • 2013 – together with Ferrovial Services, we acquired Enterprise to build our expertise in the utilities, social housing and facilities management sectors
  • 2016 – Andy Milner was announced as CEO
  • 2017 – We launched a new external brand, Amey Consulting, to gain greater traction of our capabilities in the consulting market.​
  • 2019 – Amanda Fisher was appointed as CEO

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