Consultant posts pre-tax profit of £1.4m despite investing £1m in expansion

McBains Cooper has posted a pre-tax profit of £1.4m in the year to 30 June 2008 despite investing £1m in its own expansion.

The figure was 22% less than the £1.8m it made in the previous year but turnover was up 15% from £13.6m to £15.6m.

Michael Thirkettle, chief executive McBains Cooper

The investment paid for offices in Mexico, Peru and Leeds in the past year.

Michael Thirkettle, chief executive, said: “We invested £1m in new offices, new people and business expansion in 2008, we are growing, we have money in the bank, we have no debt issues – and we have no difficulty in borrowing when we need to. That’s a combination of statements rarely heard in the construction industry in 2009.”