REVENUES at a Bolton professional services advisory firm have grown in lockdown.

Bosses at the K3 Capital Group, in Burnden, have seen half-yearly turnover increase from £8m to £17m year-on-year.

Part of their success has been put down to the acquisitions of Quantuma and Randd during the past 12 months.

Pre-tax profits have also increased slightly from £3.5m, to £5.6m for the previous half, and management is buoyant about future trading.

Group chief executive John Rigby said in a trading statement that their performance had been executed against a backdrop of "unprecdented challenges" over the past year.

He added: ""We made excellent strategic progress in the period, particularly through the acquisitions of randd and Quantuma, with cross referrals of clients across the group already starting to add real value.

"It is also very pleasing to see that we have not 'sat back' following the two acquisitions and within the period we have added further strength and depth through lateral hires, a joint venture and three bolt-on acquisitions for around £1m of cash."

Share dividends are also stable at around 3p per share.