GLASGOW-based Pacific Building has grown sales by more than 50 per cent for the second year running as it capitalised on moves by big name brands such as McDonald’s to grow in Scotland.

The construction and fit-out specialist grew turnover to £23.3 million in the year to march, up 68 per cent from £13.3m in the preceding year.

Operating profits increased by 61 per cent annually, to £1.3m.

The company’s experience suggests big corporations have faith in the prospects for the economy in Scotland.

Managing Director Brian Gallacher said the growth was partly due to the company’s association with global brands that continue to develop their businesses.

Privately-owned Pacific won key contracts from a number of established big name clients in the latest year.

The company worked on Experience Of The Future makeovers for McDonald’s restaurants, including an outlet at Nerston in East Kilbride.

It converted the Osprey in Newton Mearns into a steakhouse for pubs giant Mitchells and Butler.

Pacific developed a motorcycle village featuring dealerships for brands such as Duacti and Harley Davidson at Hillington Park for Germany’s Patrizia Immobilien.

It also worked on the terminal redevelopment programme at Glasgow International Airport.

The company said it has a bulging order book and is on track for another strong year of growth.

Pacific has increased turnover every year since it was founded in 2005.

It grew turnover by 54 per cent in the year to March 2016.

The company employs 53 people.