International communications and sports marketing group Chime Communications has reported an increase in pre-tax profits, up from £11.0m to £11.2m for the six months to the end of June 2013.
Operating income also saw an increase growing from £73.7m to £77.8m and the interim dividend of 2.20p per share is up five per cent on last year.
Chime Communications CEO, Christopher Satterthwaite, commented: “The Group has performed well in the first half of the year, driven by our advertising and marketing services, public relations, healthcare communications and insight and engagement divisions which each saw profit growth in excess of 50 per cent.
“Our sport and entertainment division has performed well so far in a year without a FIFA World Cup or Olympics. The successful delivery at last year’s Olympics has enabled us to win a high level of contracts for the FIFA World Cup next year.
We are also pleased with the progress we are making in relation to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the Winter Olympics in Sochi. These both take place in 2014 which we are expecting to be a strong year of growth for our Sport and Entertainment division.”
So far Chime Communications has secured eight contracts for next year’s FIFA World Cup.