From inception, our founder John Murphy fostered a culture of innovation. A trailblazer in the introduction of ready-mixed concrete batching plants to the UK, his pioneering spirit remains a fundamental part of Murphy’s DNA.

Continuous improvement is one of our core values, so making sure we innovate is integral to our success. We also directly deliver a wide range of projects across our core sectors, alongside our specialist businesses and in-house design and engineering capability.

To build on that expertise, our Innovation Foundation network empowers our workforce, partners and supply chain to submit new ideas, and bring together academics and SMEs to drive creative thinking and working.

Huge steps have been taken, including:

  • The creation of the Innovation Foundation- which assesses the viability of new ideas, provides funding, and drives our innovation strategy
  • The election of nearly ninety innovation champions throughout the business- making innovation a tangible responsibility in every team
  • Five innovation projects progressing, with funding approved by the Engineering Tomorrow Forum for three of those projects
  • A dedicated innovation team in place, which drives our innovative capability, so that we can ‘bring ideas to life’
  • Doubling our R&D claims capability- a reflection of innovation moving into the heart of the business
  • Members of the Infrastructure Industry Innovation Platform (I3P), a primary driver for innovation in the UK infrastructure industry

Ultimately, our efforts ensure our innovations benefit every one of our projects, as well as the wider world beyond them. We continue to innovate and improve, which makes us a better, smarter, safer business to work with, whether you’re a partner, client or employee.

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