Business and financial advisers Grant Thornton UK LLP have posted a significant revenue increase of 10.6%.
The firm generated £417m for the financial year ended June 30 2012, a significant milestone towards achieving its target of £500m by 2015.Pre-tax profits were up by £1m, despite the firm having invested in new offices in Cambridge, Reading, Belfast and Birmingham.
Together with the hiring of over 300 new trainees and the appointment of 20 partners, this investment mean average distributable profit per partner fell by 2%.
Overall revenues for the Advisory practice increased by 22% to £205.2m, reflecting a 6% growth in turnover from the Corporate Finance division and a 28% increase in Recovery & Reorganisation’s turnover.
Grant Thornton’s Government Infrastructure Advisory team also enjoyed a strong year of growth, driven largely by the Manufacturing Advisory Services and GrowthAccelerator contract wins in the public sector.
Taxation services grew by 3% to £91.9m, while Assurance revenues remained broadly flat at £120m.
Scott Barnes, CEO Grant Thornton UK LLP commented: "The partnership has delivered a strong result for the year, which is ahead of expectations and testament to our core strategy and the hard work and vision of the people within the business.
"We are seeing revenue growth benefits from our 2011 investments and work wins and are forecasting continued growth in 2012/13 from the gains we made in 2011/12, most notably our Audit Commission contracts, which confirm our ability to undertake quality audits of large and complex organisations.
"We continue to focus on delivering excellent and value adding services, and leveraging our international network and capabilities for the benefit of the mid-market, the engine room of UK economy. "This is our third year of very strong results and current trading remains strong. We are very realistic as the market remains tough and we do not expect growth to be driven by any economic upswing. We have invested strongly for sustainability, and shall continue to do so, achieving our growth ambitions through increased market share and investments to deepen and widen our capability."