SIRA Business Services, a cleaning group, has picked up a pack of new contracts, including Stringfellows night club in London, health clubs in 50 Post House Hotels and Northampton's police stations. The deals are worth around pounds 2m. Sira's shares held at 3.25p.
SKETCHLEY firmed to 49.5p. The cleaning and film processing group may be near to clinching a deal over its retail operations. A management buyout is thought to be likely.