LONDON, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntsworth plc (LSE: HNT), "the Group",
a leading international public relations and healthcare communications
group headquartered in London, released its interim management report with
respect to the Group's performance in the first quarter 2008 (the period
ending March 31, 2008).
The statement follows below.
15 May 2008
Interim Management Statement
Record net new business in first quarter of 2008
In the first quarter of 2008, the Group continued to trade very satisfactorily with results well ahead of comparable 2007 record levels.
Net new business in the first quarter has been particularly encouraging backed by a very strong new business pipeline. Some 80% of the Group's 2008 forecast revenue is already committed. The Group continues successfully to manage its margins both at operating company level and after central costs.
Our consumer and corporate public relations businesses are performing well and we are seeing communications budgets being deployed behind reputation management issues, digital public relations projects and corporate & social responsibility programmes.
New corporate & social responsibility mandates won in the first quarter include supporting the UK Environment Agency in its national Flood Awareness Campaign, Global Renewables in relation to its waste recycling services, Smokefree North West (UK) to promote a tobacco free future for children and Coca-Cola Great Britain to raise awareness of the positive reasons to recycle.
Our financial public relations companies are building strong new
business in selected growth areas, particularly emerging markets, and in
specialist work such as litigation support. There has been a significant
upturn in our corporate and public affairs divisions which now sit
alongside our financial public relations b
|SOURCE Huntsworth plc|
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved