- Engineering and technical recruitment company RTC Group posted a 58% increase in annual profit, boosted by robust sales in the infrastructure sector.

Pre-tax profit for the year through December rose to £1.9m, as sales jumped 22% to £87.8m.

The company declared a final dividend of 2.55p per share, bringing total dividends for the year to 3.85p, up 10% on-year.

'Our group is in a robust financial position, is making significant progress with its strategic agenda and the Board remains highly optimistic about its future,' chief executive Andy Pendlebury said.

At market close: [LON:RTC] RTC Group PLC share price was +8p at 64p

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