Zaha Hadid Architects posted a fivefold increase in pre-tax profit to £5m in the year to 30 April 2008

Turnover hit £26.2m, a 93% rise from the previous year’s figure of £13.5m. The combined pay package of Hadid, who owns the whole of the practice, was made up of a £187,597 salary and a £550,000 dividend payment. Her remuneration of £737,597 was a 1.7% increase on the year before. Last week the practice admitted it would be forced to make job cuts but did not reveal how many people would leave.