Capital Economics, founded in 1999 by former HSBC chief economist Roger Bootle – the Daily Telegraph columnist who this year won the Wolfson Economics Prize – was arguably the most successful, with sales soaring 27.8pc to £11.1m for the year to April 2011. Staff numbers rose from 55 to 64.
Turnover has since risen to £13bn and the company now employs 90, he said.
£13 billion off 90 employees. Perhaps we could feed the entire country off nothing but economics consultancies.