Ricardo Plc engages in the provision of engineering, technical, environmental, and strategic consultancy services. It operates through the Technical Consulting, and Performance Products segments. The Technical Consulting segment focuses on consulting businesses in automotive, rail, environmental, and strategy. The Performance Products segment produces low volume of products and services, including bespoke engines, transmissions, and niche software products. The company was founded by Harry Ricardo in 1915 and is headquartered in Shoreham-by-Sea, the United Kingdom.