Pre-tax profit, turnover and order book all up after acquisition of UK consultant

Danish consultant Ramboll has posted strong results for 2011, boosted by its takeover of UK consultant Gifford.

Pre-tax profit rose 7% to £33m (€40m) in the year ending 31 December 2011, while turnover increased by 13%, from £683m om 2010 (€814m) to £776m (€925m).

Ramboll’s Gifford acquisition in March 2011 helped boost its year-on-year order book from £315m (€376m) to £360m (€430m).

The firm bought 14 companies in 2011 across the UK, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Poland, the largest of which was Gifford.

Charles McBeath, managing director of Ramboll in the UK, said: “These results underline the great stability that being part of the Ramboll Group brings. In the UK we can plan our strategy for the long term and invest appropriately.”