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We won't 'do an SMC' says Capita Architecture boss

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The boss of Capita Architecture (CA) has pledged that the firm - an arm of construction services behemoth Capita Group - will avoid the financial pitfalls that have beset SMC group.

Rob Firth, head of architecture at CA, said that despite the unprecedented financial clout of Capita Group, its five-year plan would be based on organic growth.

He said: 'It [the five-year plan] is not based purely on increasing turnover [currently £31 million a year]; we want to expand organically. We will still look, but we are not going to do a SMC.

'I worked with Stewart [SMC founder Stewart McColl] and he is a good guy; he was ambitious but just too quick. It's not easy doing acquisitions - they cause disruption, as it takes time for people to settle down and staff also need a lot of reassuring.'

Capita Architecture was formed in July, when Capita's three architecture subsidiaries - Capita Percy Thomas, Capita Norman & Dawbarn and Capita Ruddle Wilkinson - were brought under one umbrella.

by Max Thompson

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