Bickerton, a building contractor, has won contracts worth around pounds 3.6m for educational buildings. The group, operating in public and private sectors, held at 43p against a 40p April placing. It is expected to make profits of pounds 825,000, up from pounds 232,000, this year.Reuse content
Commonwealth Gold improved 3p to 13.5p on the fringe Ofex market after a banking consortium offered a 10-year pounds 4.4bn facility for developing mineral assets in Liberia. In July CG, an arm of the South African Amalia Corporation, signed a deal with the Liberian Government which gave it access to the country's mineral resources, ranging from gold to offshore oil. The consortium could eventually acquire a 25 per cent stake in the venture. CG arrived on Ofex in April at around 40p a share.