Kier trading in line with board’s guidance

Kier Group, the FTSE 250-listed construction, services and property firm, yesterday said it is trading in line with expectations and that its construction division has an order book of £2.2bn. After completing its acquisition of May Gurney in July, Kier has secured new work of more than £300m in its services division, contributing to a £3.6bn order book. The property unit is “progressing well” with a combined £1.5bn housing and development pipeline.