Capita Symonds, the multidisciplinary consultant, has announced a 12.5% rise in turnover to £226m.

Pre-tax profit at its parent, Capital Group, rose 18% to £201m for the year ending 31 December. Capita Symonds’ design arm has had some notable successes, such as the St Francis of Assisi Academy in Liverpool (pictured). The firm acquired architectural practices Church Lukas and Ruddle Wilkinson during the year.