French IT service provider Steria announced an increase in sales and profits for the first six months of this year compared to the same period a year ago.
Profit was €25.2m compared to €15.9m the previous year with total sales of €832.1m, which was a 3.3% increase.
Steria's UK business reported a drop in sales of 1.2% despite signing one of its biggest ever deals. Steria won a ten year contract worth €211m to provide shared services to Cleveland Police Authority.
The company's outsourcing and BPO business grew sales 5.4% in the six month period but consulting and integration service sales fell 1%.