Profit and turnover have increased at national firm Stone King, which has posted a bullish set of financial results. According to figures for the year ended 30 April 2019, pre-tax profit is up 34% from £3.74 million to £5m and turnover is up 11% from £17.8m to £19.8m.

Steven Greenwood, managing partner of the Bath-headquartered firm, said: ‘We had a strong year across the board with a number of key hires, new service launches and our Leeds office moved into larger premises to accommodate our growing presence in the region.

’A key focus has been growing our service offering in further education. We supported this with the appointment of nationally-recognised expert Tom Morrison as partner in January.The appointment of employment expert Dr John McMullen as a partner in our employment team has also been a coup for us.’

Stone King has a national network of offices in Leeds, London, Cambridge, Birmingham and Bath, where it has operated for more than 230 years.