28 April 2023

Australia’s BMD completes first UK acquisition as part of global growth strategy

At a time when the UK construction market is booming, UK-based consultancy, TUSP has given itself the competitive edge making a major move with a commitment to growth.

The deal with Australia’s largest privately owned civil contractor, BMD, marks a strategic leap in TUSP’s 23 years of operation.

BMD is set to power TUSP’s continued growth plans in the transport, energy, defence and construction industries.

TUSP’s Group Managing Director Richard Smith is optimistic about the path forward with BMD, welcoming a fresh line up of talent to support the skills needed in the growing UK infrastructure market.

“We are passionate at TUSP about great service, exceptional expertise and positive team spirit, and this set of values aligns completely with that of the BMD team,” Mr Smith said.

“We have been working with BMD’s London office — BMD Infrastructure Services — for several months now and are delighted to see the impact that their engineering talent from Australia has already made to the programmes of work we have with our current clients.

“Our shared commitment to doing business with honesty, integrity and putting people first makes this an exciting time for both our organisations and the UK market,” Mr Smith said.

BMD’s CEO Scott Power said this latest advance in the company’s expansion strategy presents an opportunity to introduce the expertise of BMD’s Australian heritage as well as its vision and values to a new market.

“As the largest privately owned and operated civil infrastructure business in our country, BMD has a unique way of operating, offering significant reputational credentials backed by capital, systems, people and fresh perspectives,” Mr Power said.

“Our diverse businesses work in integration to offer our clients exceptional teams who deliver value for money and innovative engineering solutions, through collaboration.

“Furthermore, our core values — family, determined, collaborative, empowering and striving to do better — informs the way we conduct ourselves as a business.

“We truly believe that what continues to set us apart is our people and our way of doing business, which is why we sent two of our company’s leaders to London in January to build our business from the ground up.

“This acquisition establishes our global brand, now with operations across multiple countries,” Mr Power said.

The acquisition aligns with BMD’s goal of ongoing expansion and diversification by both sector and geography globally.

Managing Director (UK) of BMD’s London office, Peter Anusas, is excited about the prospect of integrating two great cultures under one roof.

“Bringing TUSP — a proven group of trusted industry experts with deep roots in the UK — into the BMD family means that both organisations will benefit from the other’s experience,” Mr Anusas said.

“We are really excited about utilising this brilliant UK talent pool, and capitalising on the opportunity to engage with and bring on board local people and suppliers.

“Ultimately this will advance BMD’s proven delivery experience in major projects and sustainable solutions and deliver increased value for money and social value outcomes for the UK construction sector,” Mr Anusas said.


For all media enquiries please contact: Katie Murphy, Corporate Communications Manager of the BMD Group in Australia – +61 467 736 131 or katie.murphy@bmd.com.au

About BMD

BMD has grown from a small family-owned company in Brisbane’s bayside to become Australia’s largest privately-owned civil contractor.

Since establishment in 1979, BMD has maintained its unique family-orientated culture and a philosophy of seeing things differently. What makes BMD different is its value system, unique culture and commitment to all staff. The business is truly about its people.

With a focus on long-term relationships and collaborative contracting, and through the support of its 1800 employees, BMD delivers infrastructure projects ranging in size from $1 million to more than $1 billion.


About TUSP

TUSP is an international consultancy advising transport, energy, defence and infrastructure industry clients, spanning three continents to provide solutions using proven expertise in consulting and project delivery.

For over 20 years, TUSP has worked with clients through a partner-based approach to advise on strategic direction and improve project performance.

With a diverse and expansive range of capabilities and expertise, TUSP delivers value and long-lasting benefits, working collaboratively with a shared vision to solve any difficulties hindering its clients and delivering success.


Image caption: BMD’s Peter Anusas signing the deal with TUSP’s Richard Smith and Steve Hobden

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