Aukett Fitzroy enjoys profit surge

Aim-listed architectural firm Aukett Fitzroy Robinson has said that profits more than doubled last year, buoyed by returning confidence in the construction sector and its key markets. The firm, which bought the European arm of American rival Swanke Hayden Connell last month for £1.6m, said pre-tax profits jumped by 162 per cent to £550,000 in the year to 30 September compared with £210,000 the previous year.