Chairman Philip Dilley hails result as global turnover tops £1bn for first time in its history

Arup has seen its turnover exceed £1 billion for the first time in its history.

The global engineering group’s income for the financial year ending 31 March 2013 was £1.03 billion, an increase of 3.9% on the previous 12 months.

Operating profit for the period was £23.7 million.

Arup group chairman Philip Dilley said: “I am delighted to be able to say that for the first time in its history Arup is a £1 billion firm. It is a significant milestone that comes with winning and delivering great projects such as Kunming Airport in China, the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link between Germany and Denmark and the Second Avenue Subway in New York.

“While we are happy to have broken £1 billion, turnover is not a goal the firm strives to meet. We remain focused on the true metrics of success; employing fantastic people and delivering top quality projects for our clients and partners.”

The firm added that it is currently taking on staff as the business expands.