One in three boards of architectural firms have seen their total directors' fees rise by more than 20 per cent this year, says Plimsoll Publishing. Average sales growth in these firms was 23.7 per cent, while average employees' salaries were £25,010 compared with an industry average of £22,950.
Directors' fees overall rose by 5.6 per cent and 58 per cent of firms increased directors' fees. One in three saw directors taking less out of the company and 34 per cent of firms are at some kind of financial risk. Plimsoll Analysis second edition 1999 - architects, £305, 01642 257800.