“Coming from the construction industry, the business development approach at Appleton Greene appealed to me, because I was used to the practice of taking deposits prior to and during the development process. There is always a significant investment required within the construction industry and while the return on investment is always rewarding, the level of risk is extremely high and most construction companies are highly geared as a result. By contrast, my consulting career at Appleton Greene has been entirely self-financing, which means that the risk is much lower, but the return on investment has still been considerable by comparison. What you invest most of all with CLP is your time, but you need to do that with any business venture. I still own a company within the construction industry, but my sons pretty much run it now and having a separate corporate training company provides me with a good financial and work-life balance. I see myself evolving into a professional trainer and mentor in the future and it feels good to be able to give something back to an industry where I have prospered.”

A quotation taken from a Learning Provider reference within the Construction industry.

  • Balfour Beatty plc
  • Bechtel
  • Beijing Construction Eng Group Co
  • Bilfinger SE
  • China Communications Construction Group Ltd
  • China Gezhouba Group Co. Ltd
  • China Metallurgical Group Corp
  • China Nat’l Chemical Engineering Group Corp
  • China Railway Construction Corp. Ltd
  • China Railway Group Ltd
  • China State Construction Eng Corp
  • Construtora Norberto Odebrecht
  • Daelim Industrial Co Ltd
  • Daewoo E&C Co. Ltd
  • Dongfang Electric Corp
  • FCC, Fomento de Constr y Contratas SA
  • Fluor Corp
  • Grupo ACS
  • GS Engineering & Construction Corp
  • Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co
  • Kajima Corp
  • KBR
  • Kiewit Corp
  • Larsen & Toubro Ltd
  • Leighton Holdings Ltd
  • Lend Lease Group
  • LLC Stroygazmontazh
  • Obayashi Corp
  • OHL SA (Obrascon Huarte Lain SA)
  • PCL Construction Enterprises Inc
  • POSCO Engineering & Construction
  • Royal BAM Group nv
  • Saipem
  • Samsung C&T Corp
  • Samsung Engineering Co Ltd
  • Shanghai Construction Group
  • Shengli Petroleum Admin Bureau
  • Shimizu Corp
  • Sinohydro Group Ltd
  • SK Engineering & Construction Co Ltd
  • Skanska AB
  • Stroygazconsulting LLC
  • Taisei Corp
  • Takenaka Corp
  • Technip
  • Zhejiang Constr Investment Group Co

In the United States, the industry has around $850 billion in annual revenue according to statistics tracked by the Census Bureau, with an $857 billion annual rate, of which $600 billion is private (split evenly between residential and nonresidential) and the remainder is government. There are about 667,000 firms employing 1 million contractors (200,000 general contractors, 38,000 heavy, and 432,000 specialty); the average contractor employs fewer than 10 employees. As a whole, the industry employs an estimated 5.8 million. A salary survey revealed the differences in remuneration between different roles, sectors and locations in the construction and built environment industry. The results showed that areas of particularly strong growth in the construction industry, such as the Middle East, yield higher average salaries than in the UK for example. Despite adverse economic conditions, the global construction industry has witnessed growth during the past five years and the market is forecast to reach US $8,929 billion with a CAGR of 7.3% over the next five years. The Construction industry consists of establishments primarily engaged in the construction of residential construction, commercial buildings, and infrastructural projects. The industry also includes additions, alterations, maintenance, and repairing activities. The industry is highly fragmented in terms of suppliers and buyers and highly dependent on consumer spending, interest rates, and government spending in different countries.


“In the construction industry we like to think that we are able to build things that will stand the test of time. I believe that Appleton Greene has a similar approach to program development. There are no quick fixes. Everything is about long-term commitment, durability and sustainability, which we as an organization can of course instantly relate to.”

A quotation taken from a client reference within the Construction industry.