- Huntsworth posted a 13% rise in first-half profit, after declines its communications division were offset by strength in healthcare.

Pre-tax profit for the six months through June increased to £10.3m, as revenue rose 8% to £102.2m.

The company declared an interim dividend of 0.7p per share, up 27% on-year.

'We expect to see a good performance across the group in the second half of the year, which will be further enhanced by the first-time inclusion of Giant,' Huntsworth said.

'This period will see the group focus on the successful integration of this agency and an improvement in profitability in the communications division.'

At 2:33pm: [LON:HNT] Huntsworth PLC share price was -11.5p at 121p

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