Energy deals boost Sweett profit

Aim-listed construction and property consultancy Sweett Group yesterday posted a 75 per cent rise in pre-tax profits to £2.8m for the six months to 30 September. The firm raised its dividend to 0.5p per share from 0.3p in the same period last year. “Our order book now stands at £101m and in addition we have a strengthening pipeline,” said chairman Michael Henderson. “While all parts of our business are performing well, the period under review saw notable contract wins in energy and infrastructure in the UK and Hong Kong.”