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WSP seeks overseas growth

CONSULTANT WSP wants to increase its overseas workload from 15% to 25% of turnover, managing director Chris Cole said this week.

Last year the firm opened offices in Poland and Singapore. This year it expects to add an office in Hungary and plans more overseas acquisitions.

Cole said international growth plans were based around WSP's civil engineering business, although it hoped to win work for other parts of the business once established in new markets.

Results published this week showed operating profits in the civils consultancy business up from £682,000 to £848,000 while civils turnover rose from £20.1M to £25.5M.

The WSP group increased its pretax profits from £3.25M to £4.68M on turnover up 36% to £77.36M.

Profit growth was mainly fuelled by a strong performance from the building engineering division.

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