Havas sees strong revenue growth

Paris-based advertising company Havas yesterday reported its strongest organic revenue growth in three years, up more than seven per cent. The group’s third quarter revenue rose five per cent to £339m, with a decline in its home market the only blot in its copybook. Havas, which competes with larger rivals Publicis, WPP and Omnicom, said its growth in Europe was “more restrained” than in the first half of the year, but said the UK contributed to growth in the third quarter, with digital, media and healthcare being key drivers.