Healthcare Locums Plc has reported a 108 per cent growth in sales for the full year 2007, from £65 million to £135 million. The company said that its organic like-for-like profit growth rate was up to 21 per cent, a rise from the rate of 16 per cent in 2006.

The company saw its pre-tax profit soar 135 per cent from £3.1 million to £7.3 million in 2007. The company also announced a dividend of one pence per share.

Kate Bleasdale, chief executive officer, said, We have had a very successful 2007 with all key targets and objectives being met. 2008 has seen a strong start to trading in the first quarter, in both our UK and international divisions, and we expect this trend to continue throughout 2008 and beyond.

She continued, We are pleased to announce significant new contracts in our international placement division, including partnerships with Emaar Healthcare and Bumrungrad International in the Middle East, as well as a number of contracts in North America. We expect more of these to come to fruition during 2008 and beyond.