Turnover (£m): 13.2
RPL (£k): 150
Turnover at Birmingham’s Anthony Collins grew for the fourth consecutive year, coming in at £13.2m compared with £13m in 2009-10.
Anthony Collins is a heavily private client-focused firm and according to partner Christopher Plumley the recession did not affect this sector significantly. The firm reorganised its departments to conserve its seven key themes: children and young people; commercial enterprise; entertainment and leisure; faith communities; health and social care; social housing; and transforming communities.
Anthony Collins operates a lockstep remuneration system. Equity partners each receive an equal first share and then a top-up share based on their capital contributions to the firm. Average profit per equity partner increased by 18 per cent last year to £117,000, while the highest profit share crept up by 12 per cent to £153,000.
Big deals included advising Watmos Community Homes on its acquisition of 700 properties from the London Borough of Brent, and South Lakelands District Council’s proposed transfer of its housing stock to a housing association.