An upbeat SDL appoints a new chief executive

BRITISH translation software firm SDL named its chief financial officer John Hunter as its new chief executive yesterday after a period of strong trading that will see full-year revenue and profits ahead of consensus.

Revenue is now expected to be in the range of £202.5m to £203.5m, compared with analyst consensus forecasts of £191.1m.

Profits before taxation and amortisation of intangible assets should be in the range of £34.5m to £35.5m.