Sirius sees pre-tax profits fall

Broking software house Sirius Financial Solutions saw its pre-tax profits fall to £340,229 in 2005. The group turnover for the year saw only a slight rise to £21.8m (2004: £21.7m), following the launch of its new system Sirius 21, which was sold to 91 brokers by the end of the calendar year and 115 sales to date. Meanwhile the company's operating profit (before deduction of goodwill amortisation and operating exceptional) rose to £2.1m from £1.4m in 2004, which chairman Stephen Verrall attri