BRITAIN'S MOST ADMIRED COMPANIES 2015: No 10 - ROTORK
Rotork manufactures gearboxes, valves and actuators
When the going gets tough, the tough get going as the old saying has it, and things have certainly been tough for Rotork, the Bath-based supplier of valves and actuators to the hard-hit oil and gas sector. But Rotork has done its best to get going, with revenues and operating profits broadly flat in the first half of the year at £274m and £65m respectively, despite the dramatic slowdown in North Sea investment caused by the moribund oil price. Despite a 17.2% year-on-year fall in orders in Q3, full year revenue expectations remain steady at around £540m.