Services group Computacenter announced it would create 600 jobs in the second half of this year, following its first financial report as a listed company.
The group, which floated in May, saw pre-tax profits for the half year rise by 42 per cent to #31 million on turnover up 39 per cent to #776 million.
Chairman Philip Hulme said the growth rate was unlikely to be repeated in the second half, but the strategy was to "pump money" into people and infrastructure to boost revenues.
"Growth in the first half was ahead of expectations. This was partly the result of some exceptional factors which are unlikely to be repeated in the second half," he said.
Computacenter, which created 626 new jobs between January and June, will add a further 600 to the payroll by Christmas and will put a "substantial figure of investment into underlying systems.
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