Amey at 100
2021 is our centenary year and we’re excited to be celebrating 100 years in business! From an Oxfordshire based quarrying company to a leading infrastructure services and engineering company at the heart of modern Britain, our ambition and innovation has allowed us to thrive and become the organisation we are today.
In 1921 our founder, William Amey, established the Oxfordshire-based quarrying company.
From 1939-1945 we were building RAF bases during the dark days of WWII.
In 1959 – our started to help build highways, 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’
- 2000 – Amey awarded 30 year contract to deliver soft FM services at MOD Whitehall
- 2003 – Amey was acquired by Ferrovial – the Spanish infrastructure services company
- 2005 – a joint venture between Amey and Babcock (ALC) awarded Defence C Vehicle Capability contract
- 2006 – we acquired the highly respected design and build consultancy, Owen Williams
- 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
In 2012 we created a new team, Strategic Consulting and Technology - the UK's largest team dedicated to data science and technology in infrastructure.
- 2013 – we acquired Enterprise to build our expertise in the utilities, social housing and facilities management sectors
- 2015 – Amey awarded first generation prison outsourcing FM maintenance contract by the MOJ for 59 prisons in the Midlands, Wales, the North West and East of England and Yorkshire
- 2015 – joint venture CarillionAmey awarded five major Defence contracts to manage and maintain the UK’s Service family accommodation and assets at key MOD bases
- 2017 – We launched a new external brand, Amey Consulting, to gain greater traction of our capabilities in the consulting market.
We acquired the MODs Regional Prime and National Housing Prime contracts in 2018following liquidation of Carillion. We also took on their key rail contracts.
- 2018 – Amey wins five year FM contract for the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office - the MOD agency responsible for providing hydrographic and marine geospatial data worldwide
In 2019 Amanda Fisher was appointed as CEO.
- 2020 – JV AmeyBriggs secures new MOD contract to manage and maintain the MODs fleet of construction and materials handling equipment