- Craneware, an IT services provider to the healthcare market, said it grew first-half profit after it signed two significant contracts.

Pre-tax profit increased by 16% to $8.7m, as revenue rose by 16% to $31.1m.

The company declared an interim dividend of 10p, up 15% on the previous year.

Craneware said it had a record sales pipeline for the current financial year, with visible revenue of over $63.1m and $179.4m for the three-year period to June 2020.

'The investments made into Craneware's product suite and operations in recent years means we are now delivering growth rates which are outperforming our industry,' chief executive Keith Neilson said.

At 2:01pm: [LON:CRW] Craneware PLC share price was +30p at 1955p

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