Consultant reports strong first half with turnover rising 20% to £1.18bn

Consultant Capita Group has reported a 16% leap in profit to £120m for the first half of the year.

Wales Millennium Centre
Capita Architecture is replicating the Wales Millennium Centre in Chongqing

The company also recorded a rise in turnover to £1.18bn, up 20% from £985m in the same period last year.

Capita Symonds, which included Capita Architecture, had a strong turnover growth, up by 11.6% to £134.5m.

Jonathan Goring, managing director, Capita Symonds said: “Midway through 2008 we are well placed to continue our year-on-year growth, with a strong pipeline of new opportunities, a more diverse range of services and projects than any other UK consultancy, and a firm belief that our successful people, projects and performance are making a real difference in the UK property and infrastructure sectors.”

Paul Pindar, chief executive, said: "Capita has made strong progress in 2008. “We remain very positive about future growth. Our markets continue to generate an encouraging volume of opportunities and our operational performance is consistently strong."

"Our successes in 2007 and progress in the first half of 2008 mean that the ingredients for a successful year are already in place. We are now focused on building a strong platform for continued growth in 2009 and beyond."