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Scott Wilson profits up

Scott Wilson today reported increased profits despite a drop in revenue for the 26 weeks to 1 November.

The design and engineering consultancy posted group revenues of £159.3 million in its interim results – down from £173.2m for the same period last year.

But its operating profit was up 13.9 per cent to £11.5m, and its adjusted operating profit up 4.2 per cent to £12.5m.

Scott Wilson chairman Geoff French said: “The first six months of the year have seen a return to a more stable trading environment following the impact of the recession at the end of the last period. 

“Although the UK market remains relatively weak, Scott Wilson has benefited from the Government’s ongoing commitment to roads and railways, and its focus on renewable energy due to our expertise in those areas.”