Aukett Swanke Group posts pre-tax profits of GBP1.9m for the year ended 30 September, 33.6% up on last time.

Revenues were up 8.1% at GBP18.7m and earnings per share rose 53.8% to 1.00p. The final dividend payment of 0.11p takes the total for the year to 0.22p (2014: 0.2p).

Chief executive Nicholas Thompson said: "We are very pleased to be reporting a strong set of numbers despite a wide variety of market related issues. Considerable progress has been made in the evolution of the business. The integration of John R Harris & Partners Limited has gone well and we see further potential in the UAE. Meanwhile our other overseas operations have responded well to management actions given difficult trading conditions."

At 2:18pm: (LON:AUK) Aukett Swanke Group PLC share price was -0.25p at 6.63p