Engineer WSP has headhunted a management consultant from Arthur Andersen to set up its own management consultancy division.

Announcing that WSP had hit last year’s target of £100m of turnover, group managing director Chris Cole said the support services-listed firm was keen to use the new division to cross-sell to existing clients.

“Our expertise in things like due diligence often gets lost in the production process,” he said. “We need to badge our skills for the market in areas in like planning.”

Cole also revealed that Peter Fletcher from Brown and Root had been made director of process transition. He also said that WSP is to audit designs for Wembley Stadium. WSP’s pre-tax profit leaped 39% to £6.5m.