Multidisciplinary consultant says it is on track to market expectations for full financial year

Strong performances in both the UK and overseas has boosted Scott Wilson's interim profit by 35%.

The multidisciplinary consultant increased profit to £9.6m for the six months ending 28 October 2007. Revenue also leapt 35% to £146.9m in part due to the acquisitions of DCL Consulting Engineers and McLay Collier.

A record order book of £280m included a central motorway contract in Greece, the Three Counties Alliance in England, the Waverley railway project and the Airdrie-Bathgate rail reopening in Scotland.

Geoff French, chairman of Scott Wilson, said: "This has been another period of significant growth for Scott Wilson, during which we have continued to take full advantage of strong market conditions and reap the rewards of the strategic acquisitions we have made."

French said the group had grown through geographical and market diversification. He said: “The combination of our broader service offering with a record order book and continuing high demand means that we are confident we will deliver results in line with full year expectations”