Project manager Hornagold & Hills has said it increased its turnover last year by almost 50% as a result of winning higher value contracts.
The turnover of the London-based practice, which has branch offices in Brentwood, Sheffield and Beirut, went up 48% from £5.9m in 2000 to £8.7m last year. It does not release its profit details because it is a partnership.

Senior partner Stan Hornagold said: “We’re concentrating on larger projects now. Since our formation [in 1987] we’ve been gradually going up the ladder. We’re getting close to winning almost all major projects on offer. It’s like we’ve served our apprenticeship.”

The practice said 70% of its turnover was the result of repeat work.

We’re close to winning all major projects on offer. It’s like we’ve served our apprenticeship

Stan Hornagold, senior partner

Hornagold said he expected the government’s drive to upgrade public services would lead to more work in the health and rail sectors this year. The practice is already working on the £13bn Tube public–private partnership and is handling capital projects up to £400m. It is also consulting on the BBC’s studio development in White City, west London, and the King’s Cross Channel Tunnel Rail Link station redevelopment in central London.