Lord Bell, chairman of Chime Communications, said: ‘Our first half results for 2009 were ahead of expectations and we delivered the best pretax profit in our history. We have continued to trade strongly in the second half of 2009 and we expect full year revenue to be ahead of 2008.'
The group has recently completed the acquisition of Essentially into its sports marketing group and announced the merger of Pelham and its Bell Pottinger financial public relations company.
Bell added: ‘We appear to have outperformed our competitors in the sector both small and large. We have controlled our cost base well and look forward to further growth in 2010 as the market recovers.'