AIM-listed consultant says commercial and retail sectors have 'softened' but public sector and international work remain strong

Consultant Cyril Sweett said half year trading in the UK had been “on plan” in a statement out today.

The AIM-listed firm said it anticipated overall trading for the six months to 30 September would be in line with expectations.

But it said it was redistributing resources around the business as market conditions “softened” in the commercial and retail sectors.

Demand for its public sector services “remained strong” and its international business had performed “well ahead” of last year, it said.

It added that the four acquisitions made since the company floated in 2007 had been “successfully integrated”.

The firm’s interim results will be announced on 9 December.