The results come on the back of trade secretary Patricia Hewitt announcing that all auditors of publicly quoted companies should also be publishing their own annual report and accounts.
Robson Rhodes recorded fee income up 14% to £57m from £50.2m last year. Operating profits stand at £11.2m, up from £8.9m, and profit per partner rose by 3% to £164,000. The firm’s number of staff also rose by 14%.
Chris Connor, senior partner at RSM Robson Rhodes, said: ‘The professional services industry has been operating in difficult market conditions in the past year, but I’m delighted to say that RSM Robson Rhodes continues to buck the economic trends.ÿ
‘High quality people are at the core of our business and our ability top attract them is vital to our continued success. I am pleased that over the past 12 months, while competitors were shedding people, our staff levels are up 14%.’
Dennis Layton takes up the position on April 1 and will contribute to the firm’s goal of becoming the leading global professional services organisation by 2020
Richard Cartwright becomes the new head, taking over from incumbent head of office David Lemon
Brian Burke, business development director, has moved within the firm to 'develop Quantuma’s networks with Sussex professional firms'
Stephen Mills joins the Manchester office from IBM, where he spent 12 years as an associate partner in the data, analytics and cognitive consulting group