Pre tax profits at consultant Hyder rose from £2.6M in the first half of 2005 to £8.1M in the first six months of 2006, its interrim results showed today.
Turnover also grew from £80.9M to £97.2M for the same period, ending 30 September.Chief executive Tim Wade said: 'These figures show our strategy for increasing margins to be well on track. Further acquisitions are in the pipeline to help us maintain momentum. We are also optimistic about developing business areas such as tourism and leisure and urban planning.'The figures include contributions from two new acquisitions, UK ecological consultancy, Cresswell Associates which joined the group in April, and Hong Kong based master planning and landscape architecture consultancy, ACLA - acquired in July.