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Consultant aids Malaysian Olympic team

The firm has been asked to hunt out facilities for the athletes and is hoping the deal will lead to more work.

Consultant White Young Green is working with the Malaysian government to find the country’s athletes accommodation in the UK ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Chief executive Lawrie Haynes, who succeeded John Purvis at the beginning of July, said: “It gives us a foothold for similar work and we’re looking across the pitch to work with other countries on this sort of stuff.”

WYG is working with Nuttall on the clear-up of the 2012 site in east London as well as the sailing venue on the Dorset coast.

The firm is also eyeing more work in the nuclear sector, where it employs 50 people working at the Sellafield nuclear plant in Cumbria and carries out around £4 million-worth of work a year.

Mr Haynes spent over four years as chief executive of the British Nuclear Group and said: “I know how this market works and we want to develop this part of the business.”

Turnover at the group for the year to June increased one-third to £220.6 million, while pre-tax profits barrelled up 37 per cent to £16 million