Turner & Townsend to become a partnership

Consultant Turner & Townsend is converting to a limited liability partnership.

The move means plans to float on the Stock Exchange have been abandoned.

Plans for a partnership come as the firm boosted its turnover to £380m in the year ended 30 April 2015 with revenue in the UK rising to £158m

Turner & Townsend now employs 4,100 staff worldwide and staff numbers rose 14% last year.

The firm said: “Independence is a keystone of the Turner & Townsend brand, and a unique strength that has served the company and its clients well.

“As part of an ongoing strategy to maintain and protect its independence – and to reward and attract world-class talent – Turner & Townsend is now set to convert to a limited liability partnership.”

CEO Vincent Clancy said: “The switch to a partnership at a time of such strength is both an investment in our most outstanding talent, and a clear statement of intent to be the world’s leading independent capital programmes professional service provider by 2020.”

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