ARC was established by John Abbott in 2002.
John, a Chartered Engineer, began his career with P&O as a sea-going engineering officer traveling all over the world. Following the decline in shipping in the early eighties, John joined Rolls-Royce in Derby where he ultimately became responsible for the nuclear safety justification of HMNB Clyde.
John's vision was to build a company that focused on empowering its people, where staff are treated fairly and actively supported to become the best they can be.
With a flat structure and a clear ethos based on “playing with a straight bat” and “going the extra mile” the ARC team quickly grew to over 150 consultants spread across the UK and Australia. Staff are rewarded for their contribution rather than job title or number of direct reports; ARC focuses on empowering all employees.
Over 20 years later, ARC delivers strong profit margins on a turnover in excess of £30 million.
Our Ethos & Values
We go the extra mile
We deliver on time & budget
We believe in transparency & honesty
We empower our people to be the best they can be
We invest in our people financially, socially and through opportunity
We have built ARC on respect, integrity and sustainable principles
Throughout the year, ARC's people actively take part in STEM activities as we look to inspire future engineers!
We endeavour to create an environment where every individual has the opportunity to thrive.
We value all voices and we want to hear them; our people are at the heart of our company.
ARC's vision is to create a company that embraces and celebrates all differences and actively continues to strive for better.