CW In Focus | Cundall Middle East boss talks Brexit, Saudi Arabia
Richard Stratton tells CW how the consultancy is guarding against Brexit and the firm's plans to expand in the kingdom
The UK's Brexit conundrum has already impacted the country's economy, but how – if at all – might it affect British construction companies operating in the Middle East?
In this episode of Construction Week In Focus, Richard Stratton, managing director for UK consultancy Cundall's operations in the Middle East, talks to Construction Week's deputy editor, Oscar Rousseau, about the threat of Brexit.
Stratton also explains why the business is diversifying its revenue streams to mitigate the effects of the UK's divorce from the European Union, with a no-deal scenario looking increasingly likely.
He also touches on employee well-being, Cundall's recent office that is fitted with recyclable materials, and why the consultancy is excited about Saudi Arabia's gigaprojects, particularly those in the entertainment sector.
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