Civica has a strong 2014 thanks to local government wins

Public sector IT services specialist Civica reports steady growth, with the UK remaining by far its strongest market

Civica had another year of growth in 2014, with a particularly strong performance coming from the UK business.

The privately-held group increased revenues to £220m with EBITDA clocking in at £43.6m. In the UK, Civica’s largest market, revenues increased by 13% to £170.5m, driven primarily by the local government sector and business process services.

The Group said that it had made progress in all areas of the business, but outsourcing in particular had seen the strongest growth with revenues increasing by 68% to £19m.

The improved performance in outsourcing was highlighted by the recent to deal with Worcestershire County Council, Malvern Hills District Council and Worcester City Council, to provide customer contact centres, telephone and email services.

Services grew by 12% to £110.3m; drilling down, UK cloud and managed services performed particularly well, growing by 25%.

“We remain committed to the ongoing development of the business in line with very definite customer needs, and thereby sustaining our track record of unbroken profitable growth,” Civica said in a statement.

“There is no doubt that social, government and organisational norms are changing, and we expect the involvement of trusted partners such as Civica to increase in order to help accelerate organisational transformation for our customers.”

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