Interior Services Group has doubled its facilities management income in the past year to nearly one-quarter of the group’s total workload.

The proportion of fee income from the group’s facilities management arm Eurica rose to 24% for the year to 30 June.

Chief executive David King said the result was in response to increased demand for outsourced business and occupancy support services.

King said last year that he planned to make 40% of group profit from long-term facilities management work by 2001.

This week, King announced plans to double the European turnover of fit-out arm Interior, which absorbed construction manager Exterior into its operation in July.

It is expected that the growth will come through Interior’s two present European offices, in Frankfurt and Paris.

King said: “Interior, now working more closely with Exterior, will plan to grow through both sector and regional expansion with a particular focus on the growing opportunities in Europe.”

Interior will plan to grow through both sector and regional expansion, with a focus on Europe

David King, Chief Executive, ISG

ISG bought the 10% stake of Exterior owned by the division’s founder directors for £1.15m.

Interior sales and marketing director Matthew Giles said the two months since the merger had seen a major upturn in Exterior’s operation.

He said: “It’s probably been the most successful period ever for the operation. It’s a sign of what we anticipated before the deal and a sign of what’s to come.”

King said the opportunity to cross-sell with Interior, Exterior and Eurica was a major opportunity for organic growth at the group.

King’s plans followed profit and sales growth in the year to 30 June. Group pre-tax profit was up 28% to £5.5m and group turnover rose 26% to £252.2m.