RLB UK: Measures in response to the continuing COVID-19 outbreak

April 14, 2020.

RLB UK has announced it has implemented a series of temporary measures in response to the continuing COVID-19 outbreak.

Andrew Reynolds, Chief Executive, RLB UK, said: “Our key objectives are protecting our workforce and jobs, securing the long-term future of RLB and ensuring that we provide first class service to our clients – many of which are critical to the health and welfare of the country.

Like many other companies within the UK, we have acted quickly introducing temporary measures to ensure we are in the best position to manage this incredibly fast moving and difficult situation for the long-term future of the company.

We have introduced temporary proportionate pay reductions with the people on the highest salaries taking the largest reduction.

We have also implemented the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme that affects some of our staff over the next two months, in response to a temporary pause of projects by some clients. This will provide us with the flexibility to ensure we can continue to respond to this fast-evolving situation, protect our staff and meet our clients’ requirements.

We are topping up the salaries of those members of staff who are on the Job Retention Scheme and keeping them involved in our business via weekly webcasts. They can’t work for us but they’re still our employees and it’s important they know that.

In these unprecedented times we have had to make unprecedented decisions to safeguard jobs and ensure the long-term success of our business. I would like to thank all RLB UK staff who have adapted so quickly to working in this incredibly challenging period and continue to provide a first-class service to our clients.”

Read more in Building magazine’s interview with Andrew Reynolds.

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With a network that covers the globe and a heritage spanning over two centuries, Rider Levett Bucknall is a leading independent organisation in cost management and quantity surveying, project management and advisory services.

Our achievements are renowned: from the early days of pioneering quantity surveying, to landmark projects such as the Sydney Opera House, HSBC Headquarters Building in Hong Kong, the 2012 London Olympic Games and CityCenter in Las Vegas.

We continue this successful legacy with our dedication to the value, quality and sustainability of the built environment. Our innovative thinking, global reach, and flawless execution push the boundaries. Taking ambitious projects from an idea to reality.