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White Young Green still looking to grow after five purchases and doubling in size over two years

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CONSULTANT White Young Green is still looking to expand, having seen turnover double to over £160 million in the past two years.

The firm made five acquisitions last year, including the £11 million takeover of cost consultant Tweeds.

WYG chief executive John Purvis said: 'The growth has been a mixture of organic and acquisition. We're ambitious for the business and we'll continue to look, but it has to be the right sort of business.'

Revenue in the year to June hit £167.5 million while pre-tax profits went up 18 per cent to £11.1 million.

Mr Purvis said the company was hoping to pick up more Olympics work following its success earlier this summer with an engineering deal at the sailing venue at Weymouth in Dorset.

He added: 'There is a lot of work there for all of us. The industry needs a good Olympics as well as the athletes.'

Mr Purvis said WYG's private sector work had increased by a quarter in the past year, with property work increasing by nearly 50 per cent.