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Surging growth for White Young Green

Consultant White Young Green made £6.9M pre-tax profit on £99.1M turnover in the last six months of 2006.
Pre-tax profit was 28% higher than the same period of 2005 and turnover 26% higher.Surging revenue and profit have resulted from combined organic growth and acquisitions - the company claims 11% organic growth.Organic growth in White Young Green's engineering business was 9%, driven principally by work on energy, transport, health, education and private sector development projects.Environment sector turnover grew 20%, though margins shrank from 15% to 13%, reflecting increased competitiveness in the ground engineering, the company said. White Young Green bought up five firms between November 2005 and June 2006.Business is expected to be further buoyed by the acquisition of four more businesses between July and December last year. They are boutique structural engineering practise Adams Kara Taylor, Irish civil and structural engineers Malachi Cullen & Partners, project manager Trench Farrow and planning specialist Turner Holden.

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